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Erika Michele Simmons was born in Birmingham, Alabama on May 19,1969 to Lois C. Simmons and the late Michael Eric Simmons. She was the first of three children.

Erika was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she is remembered for her beautiful voice and work in the choir.

She attended the Birmingham City Schools where she was a student of Elyton Elementary and A.H. Parker High School where she graduated in 1987.

After graduating high school Erika went on to study religion at Samford University. She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She worked for 13 years at the Veterans Hospital.

After leaving the VA Hospital, she worked in the Birmingham City School system. She was a highly desired substitute teacher who had a gift with children.  She had a special gift working with autistic youth. Soon after she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue her dream in entertainment, music, writing and recording numerous songs.

Erika Michele Simmons passed away on March 19, 2020 in one of her childhood homes in Birmingham, Alabama.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Dayna Quates. She is survived by her mother,Lois Simmons daughter Kaylan Simmons, son Terry Simmons, brother Christopher Simmons, sister Kimberly Simmons.  Nieces, Jasmyn Fritz, Autumn and Ambria Simmons and Nephew, Aaron Simmons and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and extended family.

Professional services provided by W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory, Birmingham, Alabama.
Posted by Angelar Barber on March 27, 2020
Praying for you all..Erica was my lunch buddy at the VA. Such a sweet person.
Posted by Grace Mims on March 27, 2020
My condolences to the family. I worked with Erika at the VA. Erika was a sweetheart and she always had a smile on her face.
Posted by Ogletree Phyllis on March 27, 2020
I worked with Erika at the VA. She always had a sweet spirit and kind heart. I pray that God fills the hearts of her family and loved ones with Joy and with memories of her smile and laughter! God is a Comforter!
Posted by Mary Davis-Threatt on March 27, 2020
Erica was always a very kind hearted and sweet young lady when working with her at the Veterans Hospital. She will truly be missed. Blessings of peace and comfort to her children and family .
Posted by Tonya Mitchell on March 26, 2020
I just found out about her passing tonight. I am shocked and saddened at the same time. The last time I saw her was at the VA in 2007. We used to call each other Twin. God Bless Her Soul!!!
Posted by Will Winston on March 26, 2020
My condolences to you and your family we are all gods children and he takes care of his children always
Posted by Stacy Jones on March 26, 2020
To the Simmons family,

May God cover you during this time of bereavement . I am praying for you all. May you find comfort knowing she is in a better place, resting safe in his arms.

Stacy Jones
Posted by Keshia Carter on March 25, 2020
To the entire Simmons Family,
I have been praying and I will continue to pray for each of you as we mourn the passing of such a sweet soul. I know she is resting in perfect peace in His Arms 
KP’s forever friend, K Carter, with love.
Posted by Tzurah Hill on March 25, 2020
What a beautiful tribute, Lois. She will forever be in our hearts. You are in my prayers. 
Posted by Tina Hill on March 25, 2020
she had such a beautiful spirit. My sincerest condolences, prayers for her family
Posted by Lois Simmons on March 25, 2020
GOD GAVE US A “SPACE IN TIME”     

As our hearts are broken once again, we recognize and so appreciate the time given to us, though it seems like such a small amount when we measure it. Our hearts are grateful for every moment granted. We have no control over the Master’s plan or timing. We must remember that God has a purpose for all He does. So forever loved and remembered, we release another angel to a Father that loves greater and must return our focus and love on those who remain. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!

Thank you, Father! With Love
Your daughter, Lois

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Posted by Angelar Barber on March 27, 2020
Praying for you all..Erica was my lunch buddy at the VA. Such a sweet person.
Posted by Grace Mims on March 27, 2020
My condolences to the family. I worked with Erika at the VA. Erika was a sweetheart and she always had a smile on her face.
Posted by Ogletree Phyllis on March 27, 2020
I worked with Erika at the VA. She always had a sweet spirit and kind heart. I pray that God fills the hearts of her family and loved ones with Joy and with memories of her smile and laughter! God is a Comforter!
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Shared by Keshia Carter on March 25, 2020
The last time I remember being around  Erica was at Kim’s house. She could cook & I loved to eat, it was a perfect combination. We could sit around for hours just enjoying each other. I will never forget her smile.