Jerrilyn Denise Simmons Evans was called to be with her Heavenly Father on September 8, 2019, at NHC Facility.
She was born July 28, 1955. She was a graduate of Howard High School, Class of 1972. Denise was a beautiful person inside and out. She also had a very humbling spirit. Denise’s passion was doing hair. She was the owner of Denise’s Hair Care for 30 + years. She loved being around her family and especially her grandkids. Denise attended Stephen Temple Cumberland Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Phyllis Franklin; brother, Rev. Charles Woods; sister-in-law, Marie Woods; nieces, Joyce Johnson and Robin “Kitty” Pratt. She leaves to cherish her memories a loving husband, Ransom Evans; son, Randall Evans; granddaughters, Kalicia (Alex) Edmonds, Brandi Evans, Brittany Evans, all of Chattanooga; sisters, Betty Gordon, Linda Williams, Barbara Finley, Belinda Frazier, Charise Sexton; brothers, Calvin Simmons; Ronald (Rubie) Simmons; great grandkids; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be held 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.