Christopherd Valdemar Simmonds, also known as "Ferdi” or “Mexican Joe," of LBJ Gardens died on Nov. 28 at his residence. He was 83 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Tutein-Simmonds; sister, Dolorita Simmonds Burke; children: Charlene Simmonds-Missington, Christine Simmonds-Jacobs (Larry), Clayton ("Tony" Shaku) Simmonds, Christopherd (Papito) Simmonds Jr., Valdemar Simmonds, Donna Davis Simmonds and Deon Simmonds; stepchildren: Z-Jr, Zena, Ail, Ray, Zale and Zahna Tutein; and grandchildren: Abdul Mussington Sr. (Renee), Kamilah Mussington-Lee (Kevin), Shemika King, Dominique Tolbert, Carl III, LaChrisa (Keishaun Sr.), LaWrence Jr., LaToya, Imarisce, Behanka and Malik.
He is also surv ived by great grandchildren: Darian, Abdul Jr., Keishaun Jr., Carla, Leilah, Le’Niyah, Lyric, Christopherd III, Akid, I’Ndae, Sha’Nyha, Ny’Eema and Sanaa; nieces: Gloria, Vera, Maria and Emmeline; great niece, Lucy; nephews: Wilfred, Harold, Percy, Hugo and El’Roy; great nephew, Jerry; nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a viewing at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery, Veterans Section.
Professional Funeral Services Entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc. Located at 6AA La Grande Princesse Telephone: 718-8663 Fax: 718-8661