Mrs. Dorothy Helen Thomas Sims, 81, of Marianna, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Marianna on April 5, 1935. She was devoted to her husband, Rudolph Sims, and his ministry as a pastor in the Church of God for over 40 years, and she was also a loving homemaker for him and their four children for 62 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Rudolph Sims; her parents, Herbert and Irene Thomas; brothers, Glen and Jennings Thomas; sister, Alice Capps; and son-in-law, Russell Vickery, Jr.
Dorothy is survived by two sons, Billy Sims and wife, Rusha, of Phenix City, AL, and Dale Sims and wife, Jeanne, of Duluth, GA; two daughters, Faye Vickery of Blountstown, and Patsy Sapp and husband, Tim, of Marianna; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mamie Haywood of Phenix City, AL, and Shirley Bryant of Fort Myers, FL.
Family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:30 PM at Evangel Worship Center on Tuesday, May 17. The funeral service will follow at 1:30 PM with Rev. LaVon Pettis officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are under the care of Marianna Chapel Funeral Home (ph. 850-526-5059). Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.
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