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Lessie Southgate Simmons, musician.


Simmons, Lessie Southgate was born on July 5, 1863 in Louisburg, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of James and Delia Haywood (Wynne) Southgate.


Educated Staunton (Virginia) Wesleyan Female Institute, Grand Conservatory of Music, New York. Pupil of Murio-Celli, Bachelor of Science Mills, Samuel P. Warren. Studied voice with Frau Nicholas Kempner, Berlin, and E. Delle Sedie, Paris.


Before marriage was director Durham (North Carolina) School of Music. Director of music in her husband’s college, Eufaula, Alabama, 1893-1898. And at the same time director of music, Georgia Chautauqua, Albany, Georgia.

Director of music Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, 1898-1910, Brenau College, since 1910. Lecturer on music, art, temperance, ancient religions, travels in far Eastern lands, etc.


God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.


Married Thomas J. Simmons, Doctor of Laws, November 11, 1891.

James Southgate

Delia Haywood (Wynne) Southgate

Thomas J. Simmons