Mrs. Ella Ruth Sims Durham

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Ruth Sims Durham of Americus, GA will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Plains GA with Overseer Johnny Lundy officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mrs. Ella Ruth Sims Durham was born in Sumter County, Georgia on May 19, 1955 to the late Mr. Charlie Sims, Jr. and the late Mrs. Ella Ree Lundy Sims. She received her education in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age she joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Later she moved her membership to Mt. Olive Baptist Church and finally to the Miracle Temple House of Prayer & Deliverance Ministries. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to laugh and to keep her yard looking beautiful. Mrs. Durham died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her home in Americus, Georgia. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Sims and her grandparents, Rev. J.W. (Annie) Lundy.

 She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Joe Durham, Jr. of Americus, Georgia; her loving and devoted children: Sharon Durham, Karen R. Durham both of Americus, Georgia Joe Durham, III of Atlanta, Georgia and Travis Durham of Laurel, Maryland; four brothers: Albert Sims, III of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Charlie Sims of Americus, Georgia, Johnny Sims of Atlanta, Georgia and Joseph Sims of Columbus, Georgia; one aunt, Mary L. Carter; two uncles: Bishop James (Ossie) Lundy and Overseer Johnny (Carol) Lundy  both of Americus, Georgia; two great aunts: Thelma Solomon and Mae Ola (Charles) Louis both of Americus, Georgia; seven grandchildren: Briana McCoy, Briaca Durham, Brittany Durham, Trenell Durham, Jamaiya Williams, Tiara Durham and Tamia Durham; two great grandchildren: Jayden Durham and Jisele Durham; one sister-in-law, Betty (Rev. Eugene) Mack of Americus, Georgia. Several other relatives and friends alsosurvive.


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