Bobbet Shupon Simmons was born January 21, 1963, to the parentage of Hamp Simmons and Dorothy Sanders in Dallas, Texas. She was the baby of four children.
Bobbet started her Christian walk through baptism at Willow Grove Baptist Church, under the pastorage of Rev. James Terrell. She later joined the congregation of Faithful Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a consistent and proud member, serving in any capacity where needed. She sang with the Women’s Chorus, and participated in Vacation Bible School, Discipleship Training, Women’s Ministry and as a Youth Counselor.
Bobbet started her education in the Dallas Independent School District, culminating in her graduating from David W. Carter High School in 1981. She attended Skyline High School part-time, where she obtained her cosmetologist license in 1979 (one of only two in her class to do so), thus becoming a professional Hair Stylist at the tender age of 16. Bobbet continued her carrier in cosmetology for over 40 years, which included a stint of instruction to other aspiring Beauticians. In addition, she started another career as a Data Specialist with the Dallas Independent School District, moving to the Lancaster ISD, Desoto ISD, Cedar Hill ISD and Prime Prep, eventually returning finally to Dallas ISD.
Bobbet’s life purpose began after driving herself to the hospital, three months prior to the delivery date, of her first born, DeAnura (Tweety), born beautiful, prematurely, healthy and tiny. Four years later, she did it again! Driving herself to the hospital to deliver her second child, Aurstrina Valentina, another beautiful baby girl. Lastly, but certainly not least, she delivered her only son Curdarence, a full 12 years later, who would quickly outgrow everyone. Proof positive that Bobbet could manage anything she put her mind to!
Bobbet was a fierce protector and promotor of her children, her family and her friends. She never missed an opportunity to engage in good company, either over a lavish meal, or out and about the town. She would always demonstrate the latest fashion in her dress, carrying small stature with pride and self-confidence. She devoted herself to making her customers feel beautiful, her mother Dorothy having every comfort imaginable, and her children being afforded every advantage possible.
Bobbet was known for having a quick wit, gentle spirit, and radiant smile. She even had special greetings for those most dear to her, such as “Tweetsta, Weetsta Daddy-O” for Tweety, down to “Binky” for her youngest, Curdarence. Her positive attitude along with her million-dollar smile made being in her company pure joy.
Bobbet gained her wings on May 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hamp and Dorothy, brother Ricky and a assemblage of family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory her three children, DeAnura (Tweety) Simmons Wiggins (Kendrick, Sr.), Aurstrina Green Taylor (Rod) and Curdarence Chambers; her grandchildren, Kendall Hatten, Kayden Wiggins, Kendrick Wiggins, Jr., Kevin White, III, Ryan Taylor and Kasen Wiggins; her sister, Cynthia Dawn; her brother Wayne Woodard, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends.
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