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Jo Annette "JoAnn" Sims
April 24, 1950 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Ms. Jo Annette May Sims aka JoAnn Mays Sims, 73, of Youngstown, transitioned to eternal peace on Friday, September 8, 2023.
Ms. Sims was born April 24, 1950 in Youngtown, a daughter of Dock Sr. and Leora Scott Mays. She was a 1969 graduate of East High School and had been employed as a Nutrician Specialist for over 30 years with North and Southside Hospitals, retiring in September 2018. She was a member of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. JoAnn enjoyed watching western movies, playing cards, cooking – especially baking 7-up pound cakes. She was also an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, three children, Alvin Sims, Tina Sims and Sharla Sims; a brother, Dock Mays; two sisters, Virginia Mays and Nisi Mays; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Bruce Sims, Jr.; a brother, Fred Mays; and a sister, Mary Foster.
Visitation will be Monday, September 18, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon. Guests are asked to wear masks.
Ministry of comfort, love and dignity entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.