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Friday, September 15, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 P.M.
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610


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09/14/2017 07:12 PM



Alma Jean Sims, 63, passed away on, Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.   Funeral services for Alma Sims will be held Saturday, September 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Pastor Donald Lott, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.   

Alma Jean Sims was born August 27,1954 in Inverness, Mississippi. 

She is preceded in death by: her parents, James Whipps, Sr. and Ruth Whipps of Iverness Mississippi, brother-in-law, Dean Watson; sister, Mary Scott Daniels; uncle, Aaron Styles and step-daughter, Loretta Sims.

She is survived by her husband, Nathaniel Sims Jr. of Tampa, FL; and 9 children, Steve Singleton Sr. (Xenia), Ronnie Singleton Sr., Latoshia Jennings (Reginald Sr.), Nathaniel Sims, III (Victoria), Byron Sims, Elmer Sims, Jejuan Sims, Lydia Sims (Michael Sr.) and Miriam Sims (Mesean); Step-daughters, Sonja Sims, Sophia Chatman, Doretha Rolle, Latitsha Trammell and Mae Sims; Daughters from a another mother, Shaunisia 'Nissy' Singleton and Karen Wilder; brothers, James Whipps, Jr. (Dorothy) and William Whipps; sisters, Hattie Watson and Rolane Whipps; Grandchildren, Alyssa Singleton, Marquis Perry Sr., Steve Singleton Jr., Lakesia Jackson, Ronnie Singleton Jr., Lerome Howard Jr., Reeche Jennings, Tarrell Singleton, Tramell Jennings, D'Andre Singleton, Reginald Jennings III, Miriya Singleton, J'sha Jennings, Marquavius Moses, Elleyana Singleton, Michael Jr. and Milyah Jones, Braylen Sims, Nessa and Naomi Sims and Edyn Singleton; Great Grandchildren, Marquis Perry Jr., Mahki Tucker, Aubree Farr, Xavier and Makai Singleton; Alma also has a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.   

Viewing for Alma Sims will be held Friday, September 15th 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home.


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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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