Cheryl Nicole Simmons began her life on March 4, 1971 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of Delores M. Simmons and the late Elmore M. Simmons, Sr. Cheryl was the youngest of seven children: her twin sister, Sharon Millner (Charlottesville, VA), Debbie Simmons (Carver, MA), Sheila Simmons (New York, NY), Elmore M. Simmons, Jr. (Wareham, MA.), Vera Simmons (Carver, MA.) and Denise Jackson (Fayetteville, NC). Cheryl died unexpectedly on February 27, 2021.
Cheryl was educated in the Plymouth and Carver Public School systems. She served as both the Student Council Vice President and Student Council President during her time at Carver High School. She enrolled in the Culinary Program at Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI, where she honed her culinary skills, then plied her exceptional expertise working as an Executive Chef. Once she hung up her apron, Cheryl became a highly sought-after Brand Ambassador for many major companies. Her joie de vivre was infectious, as was her laugh, which was so true and pure, sometimes girly and sweet, sometimes throaty, and uproariously raucous. Her laugh could make you laugh! Aided by her killer stilettos, she was a giant in presence and among her peers. She loved scotch neat or a fine glass of wine. A consummate host, she enjoyed entertaining and cooking epicurean delights for her family and friends.
In addition to her grief-stricken mother and siblings, Cheryl is survived by her beautiful daughter, Samira Simmons, a host of heartbroken nieces, nephews, 3 lovely little grandnieces, a myriad of friends, numerous fans, and ardent admirers to cherish her singular charm, unparalleled beauty, indomitable spirit, and wonderful memory. The sentiment that Cheryl will be missed is such a woeful understatement of the highest order.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 4th from 4-7:00 PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St (Rt. 58) Carver. A private service will be held on Friday.