Susan Marie Simmons

April 3, 1958 - March 1, 2023

Susan Marie Simmons, 64, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born April 3, 1958, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to Ruth Ann Karstaedt Weckler and Sherwood Weckler. Susan was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

She is survived by her husband, James David Simmons of Beaumont; son, James Matthew Simmons and his wife, Helen, of Port Neches; daughter, Nicole Ann Marie Arena and her husband, Joseph, of Beaumont; parents, Ruth and Sherwood Weckler of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; sister, JoAnn Schmitz and her husband, Warren, of Waupun, Wisconsin; brother, Jeffrey Weckler and his wife, Pamela, of Tucson, Arizona; mother-in-law, Judith Simmons of Temecula, California; grandchildren, Isabelle Irene Simmons and James Francis Simmons, of Port Neches, Genevieve Ann Marie Arena; and Anastasia Nicole Arena of Beaumont.

Susan was a beautiful, loving, selfless, can-do, stubborn, German whose family was precious to her. Her love language was giving, and give she did, making life colorful and vibrant for all who knew her. She was a wife, mother, and grandmother, putting her family first.

Her grandchildren brought her immeasurable joy, and she loved nothing more than spoiling them. She valued the time spent with them and gave them her time and attention. Susan made sure she was present at every event to cheer them on. When at Grandma’s house, it was Grandma’s rules, and that meant the grandkids got what they wanted.

She could do anything, and all could see it through her artful skills in design and cooking. She routinely lent her design skills to help make events special. Through her cooking, everyone could taste her love. She rarely followed a recipe directly, instead adjusting it with love.

She is greatly missed. Memories of her will be cherished. The time spent with her will forever be priceless.

A gathering of Mrs. Simmons’ family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Broussard’s, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Southeast Texas Food Bank, 3845 South Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Beaumont, Texas, 77705, or the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • March 10, 2023
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • March 11, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (4)

    William R Lunday II says:

    Captain James,
    My deepest and sincerest heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you and your family for the loss of your wife Susan. No really words can truly ease the pain but please know that you are in many folks thoughts and prayers.
    May God rest His hands on comfort on your shoulders and all who knew snd loved your Bride.
    Bill Lunday

    Chris Peapenburg says:

    Our prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort is this time of need. Susan was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed.

    Anita+Savino+Fournier says:

    My deepest sympathy is extended to Jimmy and the family.

    Sue Melton Durham says:

    Our Prayers and love for James David and family.God Bless and May he give comfort in this, your time of need.. All your beautiful memories of Susan, will always be with you, in your heart, ❤️, now and always. Love Aunt Sue and Alan

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