Jacqueline Cornelius ("Jackie") Sims

Born: Sat., Jul. 3, 1954
Died: Fri., Apr. 11, 2014


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 19, 2014
Location: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

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The Life and Times


Jacqueline Cornelius “Jackie” Sims


On July 3, 1954, in Gadsden, AL, God blessed AL and Bertha Sims with a beautiful baby girl, whom they named Jacqueline Cornelius.  Jacqueline, who later became known by most as Jackie, grew up in Gadsden, AL.  She began attending church early on, and therefore, accepted Jesus Christ into her life at an early age.  She was educated in the Gadsden City School System, attending Carver High School for two years before graduating from Gadsden High School in 1972, due to the closing of Carver High School. 


After high school, she was later employed by Meadow Gold Dairy, where she worked as a bookkeeper for nearly ten years.  For many years after Meadow Gold Dairy, she worked alongside and helped a dear friend of hers, Diane Glass, with her daycare and maid service.  During this time, God blessed her with two wonderful daughters:  Kierra and Kendrelle Sims, who she dedicated her entire life, teaching and making them the beautiful, well rounded, strong women that they are today. 


In 2001, Jackie, along with her two daughters, embarked on opening a business of their own, SimBa Merchandising Company, which is a specialty gift basket company, now known as SimBa and Company.  This small company later led to the opening of other businesses, such as Web Designs Plus By K K & J, The Ladies of KéKiJá Calender, and KéKiJá Magazine. Collectively, the companies became K K & J N’Terprizes.  Jackie had big plans for this company, and was in the process of furthering it's development.


Jackie had many hobbies and several things that she enjoyed doing.  Two of which included fashion and sewing.  Sewing was something that she learned to do in school, and she became very good at it.  Whenever anybody needed something taken up, let out, patched up, or fixed, they would call Jackie.  She also loved to dress.  Whenever you  would see her, she always looked like a movie star.  You never caught her with a hair out of place or without her lipstick and earrings.  However, one of the biggest things that probably stood out about Jackie was her love for other people and big heart for helping others.  She probably enjoyed helping people more than anything.  She was willing to help anybody, whether she personally knew them or not.  Whether big or small, if she could help a person in any way, she would.  She was truly like an angel here on Earth. 


During her journey through life, she met and became acquainted with a lot of people, and she touched the lives of many people.  She had several acquaintances and good friends, but also a few people that she would consider to be her very close friends, some of whom she has known from nearly the beginning, and they are Diane Glass-Presley, Deverette Williams, and Anna Faye Parker, all of which were very supportive friends. 


She began attending church at Bethal Missionary Baptist, which was her mother’s church, under the pastoral directory of Pastor Kenneth Malone.  She attended services often, until her health began to have her a little “under the weather,” as she often referred to it.  Jackie was a real go getter.  She was a strong woman with a strong personality, and that remained unchanged until God called her home to her eternal dwelling place, to be with those who have already gone on before her: mother, Bertha Lee “I.B.” Sims; father, AL Sims, Jr.; grandmother, Rosa Stewart; and grandson, Khi’Erre Sims.


Many memories of Jackie will remain with her daughters, Kierra and Kendrelle Sims;(Gadsden AL), sister, Faye Battle Rogers; (Gadsden, AL), brothers, Rev. Darryl L, Ledford. Sr., Brandon Lindsey Sims, Don Jackson, (All of Gadsden), and Alan Sims; (TN), aunts, Irene Moore; (Gadsden, AL) and Eva Wilson (San Deigo, CA). She also leaves behind a host of neices, nephews, and other dear relatives and friends.


Jackie, you will truly be missed.  For this is not good-bye, but see you later.


Celebration of Life will be 2:00P.M. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church, Rev. Kenneth Malone, officiating, burial in Rainbow Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be 6-7 Friday eveing at the funeral home.

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