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Chavee "Noi" Simmons

February 17, 1939 - July 2, 2020

Chavee Simmons, affectionately known as “Noi”, 81, of Newport News, Va., passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020, at home in the presence of her loving husband. She retired from the housekeeping department at Kings’ Mill, Williamsburg. She was a member of Wat Pasantidhamma Temple. Her favorite pastimes included gardening, caring for her family, cooking, sewing and needlepoint. She was a member of the Thai America Association, Hampton Roads.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sawang Chittech; her mother, Laonh Chittech; and her daughter, Veronica Simmons.

She met her husband, Ronald, while he was stationed in Thailand. They were fated to meet as Chavee was far from her hometown visiting friends for a wedding. They were together over 48 years and married February 27, 1976.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Kenneth Simmons; her son, Ronald K. Flythe and daughter-in-law, Shannon S. Reeves; her daughter, Riem Desormeaux and son-in-law, Chris; her siblings, Sriwieng Beach, Wen Chittech, Punon Chittech, Rayeit Chittech, Sawong Chittech, Wen Chittech; her sisters-in-law, Crystal James and Carla Hall, Patricia Rush (Robert), Vanessa Harris and Nikki Simmons; along with a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Her service will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 7415 River Road, Newport News, Va.

A special thank you to the caregivers, Elaine Gaddy, Sharon Jones and Bungon Fontaine, who supported her and the family in providing loving care until the end.

The family would also like to thank Rudee Jacobs for her continued love and support thoughout this process.

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