Funeral services for Mrs. Lanell Marie Sims will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at The Church at Sugar Creek in Humboldt, TN with Dr. Greg McFadden and Dr. Bill Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, TN. Visitation with the family will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Mrs. Sims, age 86, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at her home in Humboldt, TN.
She was born in Jackson, TN to the late Horace Coppedge Waldrop and Nellie Cleo (Lane) Waldrop. Lanell previously served as secretary for Jackson Utility Department, Humboldt First Baptist Church, Union University, and retired from Woodmont Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. After retirement she and her husband moved back to Humboldt, TN.
Lanell was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Elaine Moore Long.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, William Howard Sims, Jr; son, Dr. Bill Sims and wife Nancy; daughter, Jeannie Hopper and husband Tommy; grandchildren, David Hopper and wife Kimberlie, Drew Sims and wife Katrina, Hannah Strange and husband Ben; great-grandchildren, Caroline Sims and Madelynn Grace Sims.
Those honoring her as pallbearers will be: David Hopper, Drew Sims, Ben Strange, Tommy Hopper, Dr. Bill Sims.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Boys & Girls Club of Humboldt, or Boys Town.