Carrie "Lulu" Lou Simmons


June 27, 1955 - August 14, 2023

Carrie Lou "Lulu" Simmons, 68, of Lexa passed away Monday, August 14, 2023. Carrie was born June 27, 1955 in Memphis, TN to the late Geraldine and Malcom Wilson. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and a faithful friend to many.
Carrie was deeply devoted to her family, ministry, education and Phillips County. These were the loves of her life and everyone who knew her experienced her passion for these areas. With a contagious, outgoing personality, it was not uncommon to find Carrie volunteering or dropping off a meal for someone in need. She never met a stranger and was quick to promote all things positive in her hometown. During her career, she taught at Beech Crest Elementary, Phillips County Christian Montessori School and KIPP Delta. She was influential in the establishment of Young Life of Phillips County and led Bible studies for women and teenagers. Her greatest accomplishment was being a "Lulu" to her cherished grandchildren.
Carrie was greatly loved by her family and friends and will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-six years, Bill Simmons. She will be remembered by her daughter, Stevee Pryor and husband, Scott of West Helena; son, Drew Simmons and wife, Dawn of Benton; five grandchildren, Eli Simmons Pryor, Bradley Caroline Pryor, Douglas Mae Pryor, Anna Grace Simmons and Beau Walker Simmons and many other family members and lifelong friends.
Her family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023 at Roller- Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena. A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
The family would like to thank her caregivers, Carlisha, Brianna and Quay, as well as Elite Hospice, for their kindness and loyalty in her care.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Young Life at or Faith Church at PO Box 2464, West Helena, AR 72390.

Service Information
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home
508 E. Plaza St.
West Helena,  AR 72390
8/18/2023 at 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Graveside Sunset Memorial Park
5783 Hwy. 49
West Helena,  AR 72390
8/19/2023 at 11:00 a.m.

Sunset Memorial Park
5783 Hwy 49
West Helena, AR 72390

Memorial Contributions
Faith Church
P.O. Box 2464
West Helena, AR 72390
Young Life


Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home
508 East Plaza Street
West Helena, AR  72390