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Patricia Sims

July 12, 1956 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 64)


Patricia Sims passed away Sunday, August 9 2020 at the age of 64.

A pubkic visitation will be held at Henderson's Funeral Home from 12-2 pm today, August 23rd.


Patricia “Sista Sims (64) also known as Mz. Pat to friends passed away suddenly in the comfort of her home on August 9, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Patricia was born on July 12, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the first child to Willie Sims and Martha Barnes.

She was a hard working woman that provided for her children. Patricia worked in Chicago at Loyola University as a cook and worked as a home aide for many years. She later relocated to Des Moines, IA where she worked as a Cook at the Oakridge Day Care for ten years. When Patricia left the day care she started volunteering at Martin Luther King Park where she cooked, cleaned and was a facilitator.

During her free time she loved to spend time with her children,       grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When family would come to visit she made sure she prepared a meal for everyone before they left. Patricia always kept candy and snacks for when the grandkids and                  great-grandkids came over. She made sure she gave them to-go bags of candy as well.

Patricia’s hobbies were going to the casino, playing the lottery, buying scratch off tickets, playing Bingo, listening to music and dancing. She also loved watching videos and learning the latest dances. When the kids would come over she would show them that she knows how to dance and the kids would join in as they laughed and danced together.

Patricia had a big heart. She would give her last to anyone that was in need. Patricia was a loving mother, daughter, grandma, sister, aunt, niece and friend.

Left to cherish her memories are three children, Anthony Sims (Monica), Lisa Sims-Johnson (Toyes), Charles Sims (Laquana); an extended daughter, Kennetha Stigler; her dog, Goldie; Mother, Martha Barnes; six siblings, Willie Sims Jr. (Pamela), Carl Sims (Cupcake), Bonita Sims, Marlene Sims-Holden, LaKeisha Sims - Swoope and Andrew Sims; nineteen grandchildren, Richshun Sims, Anthonae Sims, Antoinette Sims, Darien Sims, Laquita Venson, Jasmine Parker, Richshunda Sims,       Antoinece Sims, Keyshawn Johnson, Te’Lis Johnson, Lashanna Johnson, Na’ziah Sims, Endia Johnson, Tashayra Sims, Lanaeja Sims, Aniyhra Sims, Lorenzo Sims, Charles Sims Jr., and La’miah Sims; as well as a host of  great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We’re all going to miss her dearly!

Patricia was preceded in death  by her father, Willie Sims; brother, Maine Sims; brother-in-law, Edward Holden; grandmother, Earlene King and three grandchildren, Antoine Sims, Angel Sims and Angie Sims

Funeral services are being planned for her in Chicago on August 29th. Leak Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patricia Sims, please visit our floral store.


Family will greet friends from 3 to 5 pm.
August 23, 2020

7:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313

Funeral Service
August 23, 2020

7:00 PM

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