Gloria S. Sims

Published 9:46 am Thursday, September 8, 2022

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Gloria Sharpless Sims, 80, of Atmore, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2022 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope with her children by her side. She was born on Aug. 20, 1942 in Pensacola, Fla. to Rex James and Vesta Melton Sharpless and lived 78 of her 80 years in Atmore with a short move to Waycross, Ga. in her early 20s.


She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, Lynwood Jackie Sims; and her sister, Carolyn Sharpless Lambert.

She is survived by her son, Mark D. (Lori) Sims of Water Island, US Virgin Islands; her daughter, Daphne Sims (Jeff) Cook of Daphne; her brother, Lamar (Sandra) Sharpless of Orange Beach; and her grandchildren, Katie Sims and Megan Sims of Brighton, Mich.; Nathan Cook and Alex Cook of Birmingham and Broxton Cook of Daphne.

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Her celebration of life service was held on Sept. 2, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church of Atmore with Dr. Steve Shirley officiating. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

As a cancer survivor who also lost a young niece to cancer, Gloria requested in lieu of flowers to please make donations to a either online, on their Facebook page or mail to 1809 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209-3505. This is tax deductible ministry that provides practical needs for families whose children are in cancer treatment and it was a huge blessing to our family friends.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.