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Carolyn (Dawkins) SimsAugust 9, 1948 ~ September 27, 2020 (age 72)
Mrs. Carolyn Sims, age 72, affectionately known as "CK" and "Big Mama" by loved ones and friends, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital.
Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late Caldwell Dawkins and the late Maude Dean Dawkins. She was a member of New Beginnings Christian Church. Mrs. Sims was a former employee at White Oak Manor and retired from Newberry County School District as a bus driver after 23 years.
Mrs. Sims was a loving, kind, and generous person to many. After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family, taking members of the community to run errands, relaxing on her front porch or just sitting in her truck. She really enjoyed spending time with her adorable great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sims was predeceased by five brothers, Willie, Tally, Marvin, Eddie Marvin (Boopie) and Eddie Dawkins; mother-in-law, Claudia Sims; father-in-law, George Sims.
Cherishing her memory are her husband of over 50 years Mr. Lewis Sims; three daughters Tina L. Sims of Irmo, SC; Santral Dawkins and Pamela Taylor both of Columbia, SC; four sons, Rendell Sims(Andra), Troy Sims and Samuel Chaplin all of Newberry, SC; Kivin O. Suber of Saluda, SC; two sisters, Vivian Dawkins and Dallas D. Suber; two brothers, Tim Dawkins and Videl Dawkins all of Newberry, SC; 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, six sisters-in-law, Mable Reeder, Clara Faye Sims, Martha J. Sims, Barbara Dawkins, Martha Boyd, and Mattie Bell Dawkins; four brothers-in-law, Tommie "Tone Lee" Sims, Clarence R. Sims, Russell Suber and Frank Reeder; devoted friends, Takeela Agnew and Mary Ann Robinson; God son, Lyndell Senn(Dena); God grandson, Quamir Ferguson and many family and friends who will truly miss her.
Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Newberry Memorial Gardens. Public viewing will be on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00PM-8:00 PM at the Pratt Funeral Home Chapel. All in attendance, please wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing.