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Rev. Gerald Keith Sims

March 31, 1951 February 11, 2014
Rev. Gerald Keith Sims
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Obituary for Rev. Gerald Keith Sims

Reverend Gerald K. Sims, 62, a resident of Lapeer, passed away on February 11, 2014, in the comforts of his home and with his family by his side. Gerald was pastor of the Missionary Church Denomination for 40 years. He pastored at New Hope Missionary Church in Lapeer for the past 13 years and was also a chaplain with A-One Hospice for the past several years. He was active in the local Writers Guild and was a recently published author. Gerald was an avid camper and backpacker who enjoyed many outdoor activities and also his time spent participating in the Lapeer Scrabble Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lorraine; three daughters, Mindy Manalp, Christa (Neil) Kemp and Erica (Nathan) Huff; two grandchildren, Brandon Kemp and Myra Manalp; beloved mother, Betty Sims of Lapeer; two sisters, Carol Gleckler and Karen Birdsall; brother, Robert Sims.

Preceded in death by his father, Reverend Eugene Sims; brother, Ronald Sims.

A celebration of Gerald’s life will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel. Friends may visit on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial donations to New Hope Missionary Church: c/o Sims Family Medical and Living Expense Fund, are greatly appreciated.


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