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Mary Paulette Simmons Disney was born August 21, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas and she passed away December 3, 2016 at her home in Athens, Texas following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Reverend Lester P. Simmons and Mary Elizabeth Simmons and one sister Katherine Easley. She is survived by her husband Mike Disney of Athens, Texas, son Jeff Disney of Louisville, Kentucky, daughter Jennifer Russell of Louisville, Kentucky, daughter Charly Schneider of Mesquite, Texas, son Cody Disney of Tyler, Texas, daughter Jennifer and Brent Williams and her loving granddaughter Rory Flowers of Athens, Texas. She has eleven grandchildren. She has one brother Richard and Pam Simmons of Meadows Place, Texas and sister Judith Reynolds of Batson, Texas. She was supported by special friends Lynda and Rick Allen. She will be remembered by many cousins and other extended family.
Paulette was a graduate of Athens High School and received her nursing degree from Kilgore College. She spent 40 years as a devoted nurse. She loved camping, playing piano and loved her schnauzers dearly. She was devoted to her friends and family. She was known as Tutti, Ms. P, Miss Diz and Granny Awesome. Donations can be made to Leukemia Society in her remembrance at donate.lls.org or donate.cancer.org.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com
Published on December 5, 2016
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