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Willie Lee ‘Jake’ Sims

Mr. Willie Lee “Jake” Sims of Daniels Trail, Halifax, died May 9, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 78.

Mr. Sims was born in Vinton on May 10, 1934 and was the son of the late Mr. Raymond Sims and Mrs. Barbara Street Sims. He was married to Mrs. Alice Dixon Sims and was a member of Union Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice D. Sims; two sons, Mr. Bret Owen and wife Mattie of South Boston and Mr. Dionn Owen of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary S. Coleman of Virgilina; three brothers-in-law, Mr. William Dixon and wife Vivian, Mr. James P. Dixon and Mr. Willie Dixon and wife Queen, all of Halifax; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Addie Pearl Sims of Halifax; and a host of nieces and nephews including the devoted Mr. Edward Sims.

Funeral services for Mr. Willie Lee “Jake” Sims will be held Monday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at Union Grove CME Church, 2105 Union Grove Road, South Boston with the Revs. Jackie Stamps and Alfred Parker Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday and at all other times at the residence, 1150 Daniels Trail, Halifax. Public viewing for family and friends was held Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.