Katie Michelle Sumrall Sims, 39, of Louin, MS, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at her residence. She was born Wednesday, August 8, 1979, in Laurel, MS.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 11, 2019, at Bay Springs Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Bay Springs Baptist Church. A private family graveside will be held at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Ed King, Bro. Cliff Jenkins and Dr. Aaron Parker will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Katie was a wonderful mother, loving wife, and a guiding example as a sister. She was born and raised in Landrum Community in Jones County. She was a 1997 Honors Graduate of Northeast Jones High School. Katie attended Jones County Junior College and graduated with a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. She later received her Masters of Nursing from William Carey University. Katie worked as a nurse at South Central Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Room, Nursery and Labor and Delivery. Following her time at SCRMC, she worked as a nursing instructor at Jones County Junior College in the LPN program and later in the RN program. In 2005, Katie married Joseph Sims and moved to Louin, MS. Together, they have three children, J.R. Sims, Hugh Ruffin Sims and Karoline Sims. Katie, along with her family, are members of Bay Springs Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, H.P. and Myrtis Jefcoat and Thomas Lee Sumrall.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Tally Sims; children, J.R. Sims, Hugh Ruffin Sims and Karoline Sims; parents, Hugh Michael and Kathy Jefcoat Sumrall; Landrum Community, Ovett, MS; sister, Sarah Sumrall, Landrum Community, Ovett, MS; grandmother, Faye Sumrall Wolgamott, Landrum Community, Ovett, MS; mother-in-law, Ann N. Sims, Bay Springs, MS; sisters-in-law, Kimberly Sims Ainsworth (Wayne), Montrose, MS, Laura Sims Weems (Michael), Colorado, Elizabeth Sims Lehan (Mark), Papillion, Nebraska; brothers-in-law, Carter R. Sims (Marie), Louin, MS, Morgan R. Sims, Bay Springs, MS and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Pallbearers will be Eric Adams, Raymond Landrum, Justin Lewis, Ricky Ruffin, Kevin Tally and Will Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Blackledge, Trey Bryant, Brad Johnson, Jeremy Shows and Stan Sumrall.
Memorial donations may be made to Lottie Moon International Missions through your local Southern Baptist Church.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapelbaysprings.com08/08/1979