Brenda J. Sims, 61, of Shawnee, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at an Oklahoma City hospital.

Brenda Joyce Sims of Shawnee passed from this life to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Oklahoma City. She was 61 years old.

Brenda was born to Lloyd and Helen Ellis on May 5, 1956, in Santa Barbara, California.

She graduated from Indianola High School, Indianola in May 1974. She married Jim Sims in McAlester on May 25 of the same year.

Brenda was a homemaker and the owner of Scrubbies Uniforms in Shawnee. She enjoyed sewing and scrapbooking with her kids. Brenda enjoyed family vacations to Walt Disney World. Time spent with family was important to her. Brenda always put the needs of others before hers. Helping others brought her happiness. She had a kind word for everyone. Her children were the light of her life, but she was most proud of being Nonna to her beautiful grandchildren. Her grandchildren brought her true joy and she always had a smile on her face when she was with them. Brenda's legacy of faith, kindness and grace will be forever 
cherished by all that knew her.

Brenda is survived by husband Jim Sims of the home; her children Becky and Jason Gray of Shawnee, Andy and Leslie Sims of Edmond, Mandy Sims and Ben Edwards of Shawnee; her grandchildren Maycee Edwards, Liam Gray and Baby Boy Edwards; her siblings Doris and Wayne Easley of Kingston, Ronnie and Carol Ellis of Kingston, Delbert and Marsha Ellis of McAlester, Sandra Pool of McAlester, Ester Reeves of Phoenix, Arizona, and Aime and John Gordon of Shawnee; Kenny Sims of Muldrow, Carol and Gerald Henson of Short, Cindy and Steve Short of Nicut, and Bill Sims of Nicut. Brenda is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Services for Brenda Sims will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, at Hilltop Baptist Church, Shawnee, with Pastor Gary Nickerson officiating. Interment to immediately follow at Tecumseh Cemetery.

Funeral services are under the direction Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee.