|Bertha Lollita Simmons with husband, Thomas|
Jewel Herrin. Photo courtesy: Sylvia Elaine Herrin
Bertha Lollita Simmons, my grand aunt, was born 23 February 1927 in Lamar County, Mississippi, the daughter of James El Simmons and Harriet Woodard.
She married first Thomas Jewel Herrin, the son of Will Herrin and Mary E. Johnson. He was born 07 November 1921 and died 01 May 1974. From their union, five children were born (see below).
She married second Robert C. Blackwell. No children were born from their union.
Bert died on 12 March 2001 in Lumberton, Lamar County, Mississippi. She was buried in the Lumberton City Cemetery.
Children of Bertha Lollita Simmons and Thomas Jewel Herrin:
i. Sylvia Elaine Herrin
ii. Gary Herrin
iii. Gerald Herrin
iv. James Herrin
v. Perry Herrin