Funeral services for Simeona B. Lunsford, 72, of Wills Point, TX, are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Simeona passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021, in Tyler, TX.
Simeona Brigidia Velasquez was born on January 14, 1949, in Edgewood, TX, to parents, Jesus Flores Velasquez, Sr. and Guadalupe Carmelo Velasquez. She was raised in Edgewood and graduate from Edgewood High School in the year 1967. Simeona married a three time Vietnam War Veteran, James Lunsford, Sr. and had 3 children, Consuelo, James and Misty. She later met Tamara Faulkner in 1992, at work and she and her best friend were roommates for the last 30 years. Simeona worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at Crestwood Nursing Home for 20 years and Country Trails Nursing Home for 25 years before retiring 7 years ago. Simeona attended St. Luke Catholic Church early on and later attended Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall with Consuelo. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and western movies. Simeona was affectionately called by many names like “Aunt Sally”, “GiGi”, “O-G” and “Little Grandma”. She loved spending time with her family, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by parents, Jesus and Guadalupe Velasquez; sisters, Margie Evans, Angie Long, Virginia Perez and Lenora Carrizales; brother, Jesus Velasquez, Jr.
Simeona is survived by her best friend, Tamara Faulkner of Wills Point, TX; son, James Lunsford of Los Angeles, CA; daughters, Misty Hare and husband, Joey of Fruitvale, TX, and Consuelo Moore and husband, Charles of Royse City, TX; brother, Daniel Velasquez and wife, Donna of Alabama; sister, JoAnn Brown of Nacogdoches, TX; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one on the way.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Monday, January 25, 2021, at Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home in Edgewood.
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