Edna Paulette (Tate) Simmons passed away on July 4, 2018, at the home of her sister-in-law, Nyoka Tate.
Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Charles Allan Simmons; her parents, Paul Jackson Tate and Kathleen (Hughes) Tate; brothers, James E. (Jay) Tate, Charles L. Tate, Larry W. Tate, and Ricky K. Tate.
Edna is survived by her sisters, Frances B. Tate and Pamela F. (Shayne) Willis; sisters-in-law, Nyoka I. Tate and Kathy Tate; nieces, Becky (Rodney) Barrett and Shaylinda (Reggie Ramey) Tate; nephews, James "Patrick" (Leslie) Tate and Danny Wayne (Angel) Tate; 4 great-nephews; 6 great-nieces; 2 great-great nephews; and 1 great-niece.
Visitation will be held from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the Chapel at First Christian Church, 106 E. Charlemont St., Kingsport, TN with a memorial service at 7:30 P.M.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Services, 7433 Pine Forest Rd., Pensacola, FL. Interment will be at 11 A.M. on Monday, July 16 at Pensacola Memory Gardens, Pensacola, FL.