Simone Maman Iteld, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family Nov. 6, 2019.
Simone was born in Meknes, Morocco, moved to Paris, then Detroit, and finally settled in Atlanta in the 1970s. She began her career in Morocco as a nurse, which was the perfect trade for her kind, loving, empathetic and patient personality. She was a fighter and always found the silver lining of every cloud. She shook her fist at adversity and never let the bumps in the road get her down.
She courageously took over her husband Julius’ business when he tragically passed away and made sure that all of their wishes for their daughter were fulfilled. She had a way of making a person feel that they were the most important one in the room. Her laugh was infectious, and she was a fabulous cook. She loved her family and her friends, but the light of her life were her three grandchildren, who will always have their Meme in their hearts.
Simone was predeceased by her husband Julius Iteld; parents Rebecca and Isaac Maman; brothers Joseph, Haim, Albert and Raphael Maman; and nephew Ari Levadi. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Hershene Elisa and Gavin Ellman; grandchildren Sarina, Kira and Judah Ellman; siblings Laurette (David) Levadi and David and Yom Tov (Debbie Diamond) Maman, and Reina, Michel, and Maurice (Celine) Mamane, Cecile Blate and Colette (Abie) Myszka; sisters-in-law Suzanne and Annette Maman, Lise Blondin and Clemence Levy. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family is so grateful to her wonderful caregiver, Cathy, and to Nolan and the Weinstein Hospice for their great care.
A graveside service was held Nov. 7 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Binyomin Friedman officiating. Donations may be made to the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem (www.acsz.org), Aish HaChaim (www.aishhachaim.org), Congregation Ohr HaTorah (www.ohrhatorahatl.org), Congregation Ariel (www.congariel.org), or Beth Jacob Preschool continuing education fund (www.bethjacobatlanta.org). Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.