Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 3, 2020.
Minna C. Simmons (age 80)
Passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020.
Born May 2, 1940 in Washington, DC to parents Minna and Carl Nickens, she was the
second of three children. She graduated from Coolidge High School in 1958 and
had a long career in Housing Management before retiring from the Housing
Opportunities Commission in 2002.
In recent years she enjoyed nature, TV, music, computer apps - especially Design
Home - and time with family and friends. Deeply loved, she will be remembered for
her warm, generous spirit, inner strength and sense of humor. A devoted mother and
She leaves behind daughters, Sharon Simmons, Vikki Simmons, and Rainell Miller; a
sister, Deborah Nickens; son-in-law, Henri Jean-Baptiste; four grandchildren, Maya,
Jonathan, Nicholas and LaToya; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; two
grand-dogs and many friends.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be planned for a later date.