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Rhonda Kay Sims

August 26, 1952 ~ May 30, 2019 (age 66)


Rhonda Kay Sims, 66 of Abilene, peacefully passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at

SilverSpring Healthcare, under direction of Hendrick Hospice. Ms. Sims suffered 30 years with

M.S. and is now singing and dancing with the Heavenly Angels. Viewing and visitation will be

Monday evening, June 3, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South,

Abilene, Tx. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00am in the Elmwood Chapel,

Followed with burial in the Hamlin East Cemetery.

Rhonda was born in Hamlin, Tx on August 26, 1952 to Johncie Sue McCrary Sims and

Danny Pate Sims. She is preceded in death by both parents and one brother, Joseph McCrary

Drake, formerly of Abilene and Odessa, Tx, grandparents, Johncie Beason Keller McCrary and

Joseph Wm. McCrary of Hamlin, Tx, and Aunt & Uncle, JoAnn McCary Harbert and William

(Bill) Harbert of Hamlin, Tx. Rhonda graduated from Abilene High in 1970 and from UT,

Arlington. Rhonda’s first job was for Zuider Zee in Abilene. While in Arlington, she was

manager for Zodiac Apts, and reporter for Texas Country Music Magazine, getting to meet and

Interview movie stars and Country Music artists. She also worked at UTL Corp. Rhonda was a

Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant, Park Lane Jewelry consultant, sold water filters and TV Cable


Rhonda grew up in the church, loving Jesus and animals, especially her dog, Spot.

She is survived by a sister, Dannisue Sims Pierce (Richard A. Pierce, Jr.) 2 Brothers, Jay

Hubert Drake (Beverly Sartor Drake) of Abilene and Brently Clark Sims (Laura) of Gatesville, Tx.

Nieces and Nephews are Victoria Lynn Pierce, of Pflugerville, Tx, Bradley Alan Pierce (Jamie &

daughter Emily Grace), of Abilene, Tx, Madison Leigh Sims and Jace Brenton Sims of Gatesville

and one cousin, Johncie Ann Harbert, Newnan, GA (formerly of Hamlin, TX). Rhonda is also

survived by her best friend, whom she met at UT Arlington, Janey Kelly of Pantego, TX.

The family suggests memorials be made in Rhonda’s name to Hendrick Hospice Care,

1651 Pine St, Abilene, Tx 79601; Meals on Wheels Plus, 717 N. 10th, Abilene, Tx 79601, Abilene

Animal Services, 925 S. 25th, Abilene, Tx 79602, or a charity of your choice.

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June 3, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Visitation Room A
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX 79606

Funeral Service
June 4, 2019

10:00 AM
Funeral Home Chapel
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX 79606

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