Shelia Marie (Ware) Sims, 73, of Charleston, WV, peacefully departed this earth on May 16, 2022. She was born in Charleston, on December 19, 1948, to Edward and Fannie (Jackson) Ware.
Shelia was educated in Kanawha County Schools, graduating from Charleston High School. After high school, she earned her B.A. in Elementary Education at West Virginia State College, followed by graduate studies in Education at Marshall University.
She retired after 36 years of service from AT&T and was the owner and broker of Lighthouse Realty Group.
Shelia started her Christian journey at St. Paul A.M.E. Church and later became a member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. in Charleston. She served the church as a member of the Trustee Board, Senior Choir, Missionary Society, and the Lay Organization. As a member of the Pittsburgh West Virginia Conference of the Third Episcopal District, Shelia served as the Director of Lay Activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; sister, Lauranna Ware; and niece, Shannon Brown.
Shelia is survived by her brothers, James (Linda) Ware of Alpharetta, GA, Houston Ware, Richard Ware, and Jerry (Amanda) Ware, all of Charleston, Stephen (Karen) Ware of Sandy Springs, GA, and sisters, Deborah (Richard) Tyson of Houston, TX, Carolyn (Steve) Hairston of Charleston, Lisa (Rafael) Lugo of Alexandria, VA. She will also be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, and many caring friends.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2022, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1108 2nd Avenue & Fitzgerald Street, Charleston, WV, with Rev. John Sylvin officiating. Shelia will be laid to rest in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar, WV, following the service.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church.
You may send condolences to the family at www.BarlowBonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements