Barbara Lynn Gooch Simmons, age 65, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 at her home. She was born on December 29, 1956 to her parents, William Howard Gooch Sr. & Edna Pirkle Gooch in Atlanta, Georgia.
She is survived by her son, Terent Chester of Woodbury; Grandson, Cole Chester of Woodbury; Brother, Billy (Lynda) Gooch of Mt. Airy, GA; Aunt, Joyce Shollenberger of Woodbury; Nephews, Ryan Gooch, William Gooch III, Jeremy Gooch, & Alex (Nicole) Gooch, all of Georgia; Great Niece, Rawlins Gooch of Georgia. Also surviving are many special cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Simmons; and her siblings, Larry Douglas Gooch & Carolyn Marie Gooch.
She was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church and was the Director for 29 years and an advocate of Haven of Hope for Battered Women. Throughout her career, she impacted so many women and children where she advocated for their safety and spoke across the nation being the voice for many of these women and children. She enjoyed knitting and farming and she was loved by all who knew her.
Funeral Services will be at 2 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2022 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jonathan Womack officiating. Interment will follow at Cherry Cemetery. The family will receive friends for the visitation from 4 PM to 8 PM Monday, November 21, 2022 at Woodbury Funeral Home.