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George "Jodie" Sims, III, an avid sportsman, baseball/softball mentor, coach and player, USAF Veteran of the Vietnam War on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Ochsner Medical Center gained his eternal reward after a lengthy illness. Son of the late George, Jr. and Margarite Roth Sims. He is survived by his devoted wife, Myrtle Ward Sims; cherished children, Tara Sims, Jody Sims, Ryan (Angela) Sims and Dwayne (Ann) Ward; adoring grandchildren, Kirsten and Ryan, Jr.; loving sister, Diane (Perry) Tillman; nieces and nephews, Shannon Sims, Robert (Phoenicia) Cooper, Jr., Sheridan Cooper, Chad Cooper and Sion Ward (Dannton) Jackson; mother-in-law, Lorraine Ward; brother and sister in law, Calvin Ward and Wanda Fields; aunt, Virginia Sims; caring cousin/brother, Safiyyullah Yusuf; dedicated cousin and godchild, Terence (Cindy) Sims, Byron (Rakkier) Sims; great nieces and nephews, Enjoli, Kaila, Robert, III, Megan, Dariyah, Dillon, and Santiago; and offspring of the late Clarence and Irma Sims Joseph, Irvin and Ruby Mae Sims Lancelin and Helen Roth; ardent friend, Robert "Bob" Brown, a host of other relatives and friends, countless baseball/softball and life mentees.
Family and friends, parishioners of Blessed Sacrament-St. Joan of Arc, former and current employees of Avondale Shipyard, Inc., DCFS-OCS, Comcast, Mercedes-Benz International, Kipp New Orleans Schools, Schnucks Markets, Inc., USDA-NFC, Criminal District Court, Reliable Community Alternative, Prudential Advisors, Jennings School District, City of Atlanta, Hotels-Intercontinental, City of New Orleans Assessor's Office, Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana State Police, New Orleans Family Justice Center, former players of the Old Timers Baseball Club, Crescent City Softball League; NORD especially, Harrell Park, Cuccia Byrnes, Wesley Barrow, Perry Roehm, Conrad Park and Milne Playground and his amazing team of doctors at Ochsner especially Dr. Paul Celestre, Dr. Basil Selden-Fresenius Dialysis Unit, Dr. Patrick Breaux -Transplant Unit are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament-St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish, 8321 Burthe Street, New Orleans, LA on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Andrus, SSJ celebrant. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. with the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Restlawn Cemetery, Avondale, LA. Arrangements by DW Rhodes Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA; Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guest book.