Lovejoy Speed Simmons (11/18/1930 - 5/16/2017)

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Memorial services and a celebration of life for Lovejoy Speed Simmons, 86, Tyler, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at Fairwood United Methodist Church in Tyler, Ricky Rick will be officiating.

Lovejoy was born November 18, 1930, in Wichita Falls. She went to be with The Lord on May 16, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She had been a valued member of Glenwood Methodist Church in Tyler for many years, and later a member of Fairwood Methodist.

Lovejoy graduated with a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at Tyler and loved to travel and study as well as volunteer for many organizations. She was truly a Godly woman who inspired others with her positive and loving personality.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby D Speed and later by her second husband, David V. Simmons; her son, Glen A. Speed; and daughter, Sandra Speed Harris. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Speed Mohammadi and husband Nasser, daughter, Jenny Speed Bogenschutz and husband Ron; grandchildren, Richard Harris, Jessica Harris Walker, Taylor Coe, Kianna Mohammadi and Kusha Mohammadi; and several great-grandchildren.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 11, 2017