Edith Sims

Obituary of Edith Ivrynell Sims

Edith Ivrynell Washington Sims, 94, peacefully departed this life on August 12, 2021, at her home. Edith was born in Cumberland County, Virginia to the late Moses and Virgie Lewis Washington on May 21, 1927. She was the youngest of her siblings. She was baptized at an early age at Cornerstone Baptist Church located in Cumberland, VA where she remained a faithful member until her passing. She served in many capacities at the church including but not limited to, the choir, the Missionary Ministry, the Nurse's Ministry, the Hospitality Ministry, the Church Program Coordinator, and as a Deaconess. She was also the Church Mother. She received her education at the Cumberland Training School and held many jobs over the course of her adult life. She was proud of her working career and often said that her first job was as a tray girl at the Southside Community Hospital. She worked at the Bright Hope Daycare Center as an aide, Stackpole Components Company; from which she retired. After being home for a while and because of her love for children, went back to work at the Cumberland Elementary School as a kitchen aide; where she had the chance to see the children come through to get their lunch. Edith loved to cook, and the house was always filled with family gathering to enjoy her delicious cooking. She loved puzzles, watching the game shows, The Young and the Restless, and many other TV shows. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldridge John Sims; son, Eldridge Bredell Sims (Adell); daughter, Lavinia Yvette Sims; daughter-in-law, Epsie Carter Sims; son- in-law, Quinton Eanes and all of her siblings. Edith is survived by her sons Norris Sims, Reginald (Martha) Sims, daughters Ophelia Sims (Joseph) Rudd and Gwendolyn Sims Eanes (Amos) Shepard, twenty-eight grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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Friday
20
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
Saturday
21
August

Visitation at Main Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 21, 2021
New Life Church Farmville
9 Mahan Road
Farmville, Virginia, United States
Saturday
21
August

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, August 21, 2021
New Life Church Farmville
9 Mahan Road
Farmville, Virginia, United States

Final Resting Place

Cornerstone Baptist Church
16 Horsepen Road
Farmville, Virginia, United States
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