Caroline Jayne Dusang Simmons, a transportation underwriter in the Shreveport office of MJ Kelly, lost her battle with cancer on April 15. She spent 38 years working in the insurance business, with the last 16 at Ark-La-Tex Underwriters and then MJ Kelly. The time she took to share her knowledge with and counsel agents helped her continuously exceed her production goals. She was an integral part of the transportation team at MJ Kelly and friend to all who were fortunate enough to work with her. Her mantra was, “My daughter is perfect; my grandchildren are perfect, and God is good.” Simmons was born Dec. 23, 1967, in England and died in Manor, Texas, where her daughter, Courtney Giddens, and son-in-law, Billy Giddens reside. Simmons was an avid Dallas Cowboys and LSU football fan. She was preceded in death by her father and is survived by her mother and step father, daughter, son-in-law, two grandchildren and sisters. A celebration of her life was held May 1 in Bossier City.
David Wesley Millet, a long time insurance agent in the River Parishes and surrounding areas, died at his home in Reserve on May 3. He was 89 years-old. Millet was a graduate of Leon Godchaux High School and Southwestern Louisiana University, which became the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After serving in the United States Army, Millet worked as an industrial arts teacher before becoming an insurance agent and founding Dave Millet Insurance Agency in LaPlace in 1958. He was president and CEO of the agency for 63 years. The agency now boasts eight offices in south Louisiana. Millet was active with the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana, St. John Parish Business Association, River Region Chamber of Commerce and the Louisiana Home Builders Association. He was a commissioner for Port of South Louisiana and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Peter Catholic Church where he was a member. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Chapman Millet; three sisters and a brother; three sons, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Interment is in St. Peter Cemetery.