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Carolyn Marie Dunn Simmons Cannington

November 23, 1952 — June 11, 2024

Moultrie, Georgia

Carolyn Marie Dunn Simmons Cannington

Carolyn Marie Dunn Simmons Cannington, 71, of Moultrie, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, surrounded by her family in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Lifespring Community Church, with Reverend Julian Griner officiating and Reverend Wesley Dunn providing the invitational. Dr. Ignacio Armas, Chris Armas, Brian Dean, Ashley Dean, Kenny Johnson, and Charles Horne will all serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends one hour before service at the church.

She was born on November 23, 1952, in Pavo, Georgia, to the late John Wesley Dunn, Jr. and Leila Thomas Dunn Brant. Carolyn dedicated her life to caring for others as a Registered Nurse, retiring from the VA Bay Pines in St. Petersburg, Florida, showing compassion and kindness to those in need. In her free time, Carolyn found joy in simple pleasures such as sewing, tending to her garden, and creating beautiful scrapbooks filled with memories of her travels to the beach. She was passionate about shopping and always found ways to spoil her loved ones with thoughtful gifts. However, her greatest joy came from being surrounded by her family, whom she cherished deeply.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her grandson, Justin Wilkerson, brothers Johnny Dunn and Tommy Dunn, and sisters Sarah Beasley and Susan Alexander.

Mrs. Cannington is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Yvonne Lee and husband Michael of Moultrie and Sheila Renea Simmons of Moultrie; brother, Welsey Dunn of Tampa, Florida; sisters, Doris Hawkins and Husband John of Moultrie, and Teresa Armas and husband Dr. Ignacio of Tampa, Florida; grandchildren, MacKenzie Lee (Jasmin), Kirsten Wilkerson (Jonathan), Kelsey Kendall (Shawn) and Katelin Melton; great-grandchildren, Aaliyah Melton, Martelli Ross, Jr., Claudia Kendall, Legend Melton, Melahnie Lee, and Ka’Lani Melton; former spouses, Carl Winford Simmons and William “Bill” Cannington; her beloved fur companion, Roxie; and a host of extended family and friends.

To leave a memory or condolence for the family of Carolyn Marie Dunn Simmon Cannington, please go to the on-line registry at “Obituaries” at

Baker Funeral Home of Moultrie, Georgia and Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations are honored to serve the family.

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