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Mr. Earl C. Sims
April 15, 1935 June 17, 2017

Earl C. Sims was born in Columbia, Mississippi on April 15, 1935 to the late Leonard and Edna Sims. At an early age, he attended LaMarion School and he became a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

In 1956, he met the love of his life, Roberta Franklin. They later Wed on August 14, 1961 and to this union five children were born. He was employed by Boh-Brothers’s Construction in New Orleans, Louisiana for thirty-eight years. He retired in 1990. After retirement, he continued to spend quality time with his family and enjoyed entertaining his grandchildren. He was frequently seen riding through the neighborhood on his four-wheeler and earned the title of neighborhood watchman.

Earl departed this life on June 17, 2017. Proceeding him in death were his parents, Leonard and Edna Sims, three sisters Beatrice Magee, Burnice Sims and Sinnetta Franklin, one brother, Arvnell Sims, and one grandchild, Corrice Cole Aaron.

He leaves precious memories with his LOVING and DEDICATED wife of fifty-six years, Roberta Franklin Sims. Five Loving children, Michael (Rene’), Evelyn (Curtis), George (Keysha), Leonard (Carla), Mario (LaMonica) all of Columbia, Mississippi. He also adored his nine CARING grandchildren, Candace, Myah, Lanarea, Rashad, Tiara, Tia, La’Keirah, Devin and Elisia. He also leaves one KIND-HEARTED sister, Etta Mae Barnes and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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  • Friday, July 07, 2017
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