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Clarence "Chip" Simms, Jr., entered into eternal rest Friday, August 12, 2016. Son of Velta Haynes Simms and the late Clarence J. Simms, Sr. Chip was born June 15, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana and worked as an Assistant Basketball Coach, an Accountant, Property Developer, Stock Trader and as a Program Director with Seaside Behavioral Centers. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving sister Kelly Simms Batiste (Joseph), the apple of his eyes, his niece Clarke J. Batiste and nephew Joseph L. Batiste, IV and his fiancée Charlene Carthon. He is also survived by Brandon Theard and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, teammates, and lifelong friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Church, 2916 Paris Avenue, NOLA. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.