Mary Etta Gerrells Simmemon, age 99, of Demorest

Mary Etta Gerrells Simmemon, age 99, of Demorest, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022. 

Born on June 16, 1922, in Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late John and Louanna Nelms Gerrells. Mrs. Simmemon was a people person who smiled constantly. She loved to sew and conversate, especially about the Bible. Mrs. Simmemon was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and gave him the glory for her 99 years on earth. She was the best mother anyone could ask for and showed it by loving her family and spending time with them.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, B.R. Simmemon; four brothers; and three sisters.  

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Brenda McKay of Demorest and Betty and Steve Allen of Danielsville; granddaughter, Angi Hickman; grandson and spouse, Josh and Kayla Allen; two great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; four step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Chaplain David Souderes officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the funeral home. 

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

The family would like to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to Dr. Stuart Sanders and his staff as well as Amedysis Hospice for all of the care given to Mrs. Simmemon. 

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.  

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at 

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements. 

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