Shelia Sue Sutterfield Sims was born on April 7, 1949 in Moro, Arkansas. She passed from this life on December 31, 2019 in East End Arkansas.
After graduating from Wheatley High School she attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St Paul, Minnesota. Shelia worked with her husband Larry Sims in ministry for over 40 years, which took them to many places all over the world.
Shelia served with Larry in Minnesota and Florida as assistant pastor until they moved to Tennessee in 1977 to become the pastor of First Pentecostal Church in Smithville, Tennessee. The Sims family later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1989 to take the pastorate of Maranatha Ministries.
During her time in Vancouver, Shelia became president of the Ladies Ministry of the United Pentecostal Church of British Columbia, a role which she loved and accomplished many amazing things.
Over the years she served in many capacities in her local church and in the United Pentecostal Church International, as a Pastors wife, Assistant Pastors wife, Youth Pastors wife, Evangelist wife, Traveling Speaker, Ladies Ministries President, Sunday School teacher and numerous other ministries just to name a few.
Shelia was preceded in death by her father, Troy Sutterfield, her mother Margaret Sutterfield, and her spouse Reverend Larry Sims.
She is survived by her son, Larry Anthony Sims (Leah) of Knoxville IA, and her daughter Angela McDonald (Micheal) of Little Rock AR, five grandchildren; Austin Sims, Marissa McDonald, Andrew Sims, Jakob McDonald and Alex Sims, three sisters; Patricia Billingsley (Jerry) of Little Rock AR, Sandy Corbitt (Orville) of Hot Springs, AR, VaNessa Morris (Lynn) North Little Rock AR., two brothers; Tony Sutterfield of Hot Springs AR and Rick Sutterfield (Kim) of Leesburg Fl., a sister in-law Patricia Kramer (Rick) of Pensacola FL. , along with 44 nieces, 37 nephews and many more loving family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday January 4, 2020 at Word Aflame Church 7800 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209. A time of visitation will begin at Noon.
Memorials in Shelia’s honor can be made to the “Shelia Sims Project” at Word Aflame Church
Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Shelia’s online guest book is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com