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Essie Maria Sims

August 1, 1966October 23, 2020
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Essie Maria (Ree) Sims, 54, of Knoxville, TN went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 23, 2020. She was born on August 1, 1966 in Pensacola, FL to Dolly Mae Brown and the late James Brown. Maria accepted Christ as her Savior and often attended Shoreline Church in Knoxville, TN. When visiting in Pensacola, she attended Bethel A.M.E. Church.

Maria married the light and love of her life, Bryan Keith Sims of Pensacola, FL on December 4, 1993. Bryan and Maria shared a wonderful and blessed life together. More than anything else, they loved and enjoyed each other’s company and living life to the fullest.

Maria will be remembered for her charitable and loving spirit. She was a giver at heart to all her family and friends. She never met a stranger that she did not convert into a friend. Maria was blessed with many gifts; she was a culinary expert, designer, gardener and she was funny too. It pleased her greatly to spend time with family and friends, entertaining and preparing delectable meals that would be as pleasing to the sight as they would be to the palate. She worked in the culinary field, of which she loved, and later became a home health care provider; a field particularly suited for her because of her love for people.

She is survived by her husband Bryan Sims of Knoxville, TN; her son, Marvin Brown, Atlanta, GA; two grand-children, Maurice English and Ajia Brown, Atlanta, GA; her mother, Ms. Dolly Mae Brown, Pensacola, FL; brothers and sisters, Lovie Goldsmith, Milton, FL; Kenneth Brown, Atlanta, GA; Arlene (Art) Cage, Lavon Brown, James Lynn Brown, Tanika Brown, Pensacola, FL, and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 24-25

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 30, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 30, 2020

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Florence hayden

November 7, 2020

Brian you & your family are in my prayers,maria was a blessing to me,so kind & friendly when i first met her.such a beautiful soul.

Monique Rogers

October 31, 2020

I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the Brown/Sims Family on the passing of your beloved Ree. She seemed to live a rich life full of passion and purpose. May she rest in peace. Peace and blessings to the family.

Lavon Brown

October 30, 2020

For ever In our hearts ❤

Felicia Crowder

October 29, 2020

My highest condolences to the family. I remember her energy and spirit. She was the cool big sister to my friend. Her light shined bright, she will truly be missed.

Felicia Crowder

Vicky Lane

October 29, 2020

Bryan,
Words cannot express what I am feeling right now, and I cannot imagine what you are going through. My beautiful cousin is gone. I feel like I'm dreaming; this can't be real. I will miss her, our morning texts and occasional talks. My prayers are with you, and I pray that you will soon find peace. Love you Ree Ree. Love you Bryan. Until we meet again....

Monica Gouffon

October 28, 2020

Dear Bryan,

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beautiful wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

With Love,

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Linda Wiseheart

October 26, 2020

Bryan,

We are so sorry for your sad loss of Maria. She was one of the nicest people that ever walked on the this planet and we love her so much. She was a highly creative, caring, and HILARIOUS person. She had the best laugh! Maria loved to cook, garden, decorate the yard for all the holidays, and celebrate the kids in the neighborhood. There weren't many weeks that passed by without her showing up with something beautiful on somebody's porch. She was one in a million. Sending you lots of love and prayers for healing as you go through this troubled time.

RIP Maria. You will never be forgotten.
Linda Wiseheart and Joe Jackson

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