Cherry Blossoms


March 17, 2024


Annis May (Simpkins) Fullmer, 75, of Exeter, a loving wife, mother,

grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully on Saturday Evening at

home surrounded in the comfort of her loved ones. She was the beloved

wife of fifty-seven years to Ralph Ephraim Fullmer.


Born in Providence, RI on October 9, 1948, she was the beloved daughter

of the late Samuel D. and Bertha (Jennings) Simpkins.


Annis was raised in Warwick and was a graduate of Warwick Veterans

Memorial High School. Years ago, she was a Tool Maker at Gill Tool and

later Atlantic Tool until her true calling in life was to become a mother. Annis

and Ralph are the parents of ten children and their family became the

center of their lives. They enjoyed camping, watching their children play

sports and in later years watching their grandchildren play sports and

especially enjoyed watching the Boston Celtics.


In addition to her beloved husband, Annis is survived by her ten loving

children: Ralph E. Fullmer, Jr. of Boise, Idaho, Darrell J. Fullmer and his

wife, Valerie of Richmond Hill, GA, Allen M. Fullmer of Savannah, GA, John

D. Fullmer of Bamberg, Germany, Morgan E. Fullmer of Warwick, Dwayne

A. Fullmer of Exeter, Derrick A. Fullmer of Guyton, GA, Kevin A. Fullmer of

Coventry, Joy M. Fullmer of Portland, OR, and Paul J. Fullmer and his

fiancé Jessica Brennan of Exeter; a sister: Shirley Johnson of North

Kingstown; three brothers: Sam Simpkins of Exeter, Allen Simpkins of

Zephyrhills, FL and Paul Simpkins of FL; seventeen grandchildren:

Samantha Galbreath of Greenville, NC, D.J. Fullmer of Kernersville, NC,

Sophia Fullmer and Angie Fullmer, both of Boise, Idaho, Adrianna Fullmer

of Missouri, Trinity Nottage of RI, Mason Fullmer and Riley Fullmer, both of

Rincon, GA, Marc Lopes of Warwick, Zoei Vargas of Warwick, Cayleigh

Fullmer, Jasper Fullmer and Theo Fullmer, all of Exeter, Nevaeh Fullmer of

West Warwick, Dwayne Fullmer, Jr. of Hopkinton, RI, and Lena Fullmer and

Johnny Fullmer, both of Bamberg, Germany; and a great-grandson

Anthony McGraw of Boise, ID.


Annis was the loving sister of the late Peter Simpkins and Richard



Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Committal Service on

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 1 PM in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial

Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter, Rhode Island. Please gather in

the Parking Area at the Administration Building after 12:30 PM where

funeral home staff will form the Funeral Procession.


In lieu of flowers, gifts in Annis’ memory may be made to: HopeHealth

Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or at


Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Iannotti Funeral Home at

MAPLEROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Road, Route #3, Coventry, Rhode

Island 02816.


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Committal Service
March 21, 2024

1:00 PM
R I Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, RI


HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center
1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904
Tel: 1-844-671-4673


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