Richard E. Sims


Richard Earl Sims was born on February 1, 1956 to the late Annie (Jones) Sims and Daniels Sims, Sr. of Port St. Joe, FL. He exchanged his earthly life for eternal joy on Friday, February 1, 2019.
He accepted Christ at an early age. In 1985 he became a member of Pioneer SDA Church in Niagara Falls, NY, where he served as deacon, usher and in many other capacities, including custodian and groundskeeper.
Richard spent most of his youth in Port St. Joe, FL and later relocated to Niagara Falls. He was an avid cook and a master of the grill. He had a passion for basketball and enjoyed traveling and spending time with all of his relatives and friends from New York to Florida. Some of Richard's employment included Port St. Joe Paper Mill, R.P. Adams, Union Carbide, Tam Ceramics and he retired from Farrell Electronics in 2007.
On June 7, 1986 he married the love of his life, Ramona Marcia Green, and to this blessed union, two sons were born.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted and loving wife of 32 years, Ramona Green Sims; three sons, Shawn R. Sims and Corey J. Sims of Niagara Falls, NY, and Richard E. Sims, Jr. of Alabama; two grandsons of Alabama; four sisters, two brothers and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services are Saturday, February 9, 2019, at St. Johns AME Church, 917 Garden Avenue. Visitation from 11:00 to 12:00 PM, with services starting at 12:00 P.M. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas T. Edwards Funeral Home, 995 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY.
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Published on February 6, 2019
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