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Dorothy Mae Simmons

1927 - 2021

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Dorothy Mae Simmons, 94, of LaPlata, MD died May 12, 2021 at University of Maryland-Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata, MD.

On September 7, 1957, she married Robert Clagett Simmons.  While she was born in Centreville, Virginia on April 22, 1927, she was a longtime resident of La Plata, MD in Charles County. She graduated from LaPlata High School in 1944.  She retired from the United States Navy after 37 years as a career civil servant.  She served as the lead travel administrator for the Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head, MD.  She was also a long-time member of Marbury Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of LaPlata.

She loved her family and friends and enjoyed having a good conversation with all, even if you were a stranger.  She was the essence of beauty, generosity, integrity, and compassion.  She promoted a loving and Christian environment throughout her life and taught those around her that caring and forgiveness were important virtues.  She left a never-ending impression on everyone who met her and left each one a better person.

She was the daughter of the late Craft Enos Cockerham and late Sallie Kline Cockerham.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Merium Ann Simone, her sister Merium Scott and her brothers, Charles, Enos and Howard.  She is survived by her sister, Joyce Hanson, two sons, James and Rob, daughter in law, Julie Anne Simmons, granddaughter, Kathryn Anne Simmons, grandson, Samuel Alan Simmons, great granddaughter, Charlotte Marie Simmons and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the future upon the passing of her beloved partner in life, Robert.  Specific details will be announced in a separate notification.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of LaPlata, 9070 Hawthorne Road LaPlata, MD 20646 or The Mandeville House, 10335 Berry Road, Waldorf, MD, 20603.

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Doris and Dave Pipes

June 3, 2021 1:53 PM

Dave and Doris Pipes send their thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Dorothy was a member of TOPSMD0279 LaPlata Chapter and members send their deepest sympathy.

David Boylen

May 31, 2021 9:23 AM

I knew "Dottie" during the 70's and 80's when she was a travel administrator at NOSIH and my group traveled often. Dottie was very competent , always helpful and extremely pleasant to work with. So sorry to hear of her passing, she was a wonderful person.

Cheryl Allison

May 21, 2021 2:39 PM

I will sorely miss "Miss Dorothy".  Even though she wasn't able to be out and about much in recent years,  I appreciated the occasions when she was able to stop in the church office for a few minutes.  I loved the encouraging notes she'd send out and the interesting conversations we had. at the office or on the phone when she was able.  She was generous and thoughtful and it was clear she loved people.


Bill and Jodie Baker

May 21, 2021 10:21 AM

We are sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a wonderful woman and will be truly missed
Bill and Jodie Baker

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