9/6/12 — Melanie Jean Simmons

Melanie  Jean Simmons, age 58 of Hillsboro,  Tennessee, passed away on September 3, 2012 with her loving family by her side. 
She was preceded in death by her father, the late Walter   Simmons.
Melanie will be fondly remembered as one who loved her family and  friends, and one who loved to paint, draw, quilt, write poetry, sing in the  choir and participate in the Special Olympics. Melanie was a member of the  Hillcrest Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 
She is survived by her mother, Aleta Maie Carter Simmons of Hillsboro, TN;  sisters, Dianne (Ross) Reed of Hillsboro, TN,     Sharon  Greenfield of Murfreesboro   and Cathey Pressley of Hillsboro;  nephews, Stephen Reed, Jason (Tracey) Reed, Josh Greenfield, Dustin (Jessica)  Presley; nieces, Amber Greenfield, Cindy (Jason) Ford and Mandy (Shane) Strunk;  and a host of friends.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from  5:00 p.m.  until  8:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be conducted on  Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home  with Pastor Bobby Rushing officiating.
Burial wil follow at the Simmons Cemetery  in Hillsboro.
Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME .