Simmons, Bonnie Jo Morris

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Bonnie Jo Morris Simmons, 59, of Christiansburg, went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bo Simmons.

She is survived by her parents, Della Rae Morris and Joe Morris; brother, Danny Morris; sister, Phyllis Anderson; children, Megan Simmons of Knoxville, TN, Benjamin Simmons and his wife Tabitha of Riner, VA, and SSgt. Joshua Simmons USAF; grandchildren, Isabelle Joy Simmons and Jeb Alexander Simmons of Riner; many nieces and nephews; as well as her past and current students.

Bonnie taught public school for 31 years, the majority of those years at Roanoke City Public Schools. For the last several years, Bonnie was an adjunct professor at New River Community College. She was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, Bible class teacher, and a lifelong educator. Her favorite title though was “Mimi” to her two redheaded grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Christiansburg Church of Christ, South Franklin Street, Christiansburg, with Mr. Dennis Curd officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.