Sheila Simon

Sheila Simon passed away on November 24th 2022 after a courageous battle with sickle cell anemia. She was born on November 11th, 1948 in Trinidad. She was one of eight children. She was an amazing daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and great aunt. She is survived by her son, Brian and his wife Lysely Fermin, her brother, Gonsalvo “Claudie” Coker and her sisters, Auster James and Geraldine Patrice. She was the proud grandmother of Aedan Fermin. Beloved aunt to the Coker, Mitchell, Patrice and Shamku families. She was dearly loved by the Palenos who became her family away from Trinidad. She adored her friends at the Franklin Street Villas.
Sheila has lived in New Jersey since 1988. She was a nanny for over 20 years. In her retirement, she was a receptionist at a local senior activity center. She was kind hearted and loved giving back to her church and community. She enjoyed reading, traveling, cooking and gardening. Sheila touched the lives of many and will be truly missed.
Please join us to celebrate her life on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 10:30am (Eastern Time) at the Community Gospel Church, Northvale, NJ, 07647. The service will also be live streamed on facebook @CommunityGospelNorthvale. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America at in her honor would be greatly appreciated.
“Life has been exciting with its ups and downs and in-betweens, but I love it.”


  1. Michelle Fermin Poullard

    Our thoughts and prayers are with our brother Brian and his family. May the peace of God be with you all.

    • We send our sincere condolences and deepest heartfelt sympathy to Brian and his family
      May God’s blessings continue to shower upon this beautiful family and grant them peace and comfort during this difficult time

      Van and Sherry Upton

  2. Brian and family…. please accept my most heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mom. it is obvious she was a wonderful woman as she produced a wonderful son and I believe the seed does not fall far from the tree! May God grant you peace and solace in your memories of love and your time with her while on this earth and remember, love never dies as long as that person is in your heart.

  3. Linda E Edwards Houston Texas

    Her son Brian has been like a son to me in many ways with Aidan and wife Lysley they have been helpful with household
    repairs that I cannot do myself. She must have been a good woman she mothered him. My condolences to Brian’s extended family

  4. Felicia Ann Williams

    My sincere condolences to you and your family Brian. May GOD be your strength during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

  5. Loosing a loved one is never easy. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Monique Johnson
    City of Houston
    Security Management Division

  6. Please accept my Condolences Brian! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time

  8. Nichole Armstrong

    May the peace of God preserve his promise to comfort you in your time of sorrow – That you will rejoice again and your joy will be full. The Lord is your rock and fortress whom you can take refuge. Gaze on the beauty of her life and all the memories she left you all to cherish her life.

  9. I am so sad and will miss Sheila forever. Her loss is our loss as well. She was a wonderful woman who never failed to share her loving ways to bring comfort to those around her. It’s apparent she shared those ways with her wonderful son Brian and her nieces Kelly & Crystal who helped us all with her loss. My sincere condolences to Brian & the entire family❤️

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