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Genice Cordelia Sims

03/10/1948 - 07/12/2021

Obituary For Genice Cordelia Sims

Genice Cordelia Sims, 73, of Sedalia, MO passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born on March 10, 1948 in Sedalia, the daughter of Warren Robinson and Vashti Simms, who preceded her in death.

Genice was a cosmetologist for 25 years and loved every minute of it. She also started a drill team called, "The Ebonette Strutters". Genice was a family woman and her favorite times were spent with her kids and grandkids. She loved the lord and especially enjoyed praising him with song. She sang in many groups growing up and continued it throughout her life. Many knew Genice as one of the strongest and dedicated prayer warriors they knew. She spent her free time watching her "stories" such as, General Hospital.

Genice is survived by three daughters, Glenda Marsh (Jack) of Springfield, MO, Sydney Holt of Kansas City, MO and Jeanna McKernon (Angi) of Sedalia; two sons, Maurice Byrd (Misti), of Sedalia and Byron Byrd of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; twenty-one grandchildren LeKeya, Andrew, Justice, Janay, LJ, De'Andre, Alizae, Tateana, Nyla, Malachi, Diamond, Indiah, Autumn, Maurice Jr., Christopher, Felicia, Chanell, Bylekia, Breanna, Dikeshia and Gabby; thirty-two great grandchildren; four sisters, Lynn White of Jacksonville, FL, Kathy Evans of Chesapeake, VA, Donna Simms of Las Vegas, NV, Juanita Hartman of Sedalia; one brother, Warren Jackson of Sedalia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Genice was preceded in death by one son, Alonzo Byrd; an infant son, Maurice Byrd; one sister, Karen Jones; one great-granddaughter, Jasmine; and one son-in-law Tyson Holt.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm, with Reverend Roger Sherman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.





03:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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Memorial Service

04:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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  • Sincere condolences, prayers and sympathy to the family.

  • My sister Genice. Even though we were miles apart you were always in my heart. You will be missed by so many who loved you. I will miss you and loved you!

  • So sorry for your loss prayers to the family

  • I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for each family member.

  • To the family of Genice Sims, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord Bless and comfort you always Lisa Tooley

  • Condolences to the family. Rest in heaven momma Janice. Love ya Stephanie Byrd

  • Rest in peace dear friend!

  • Genice was a friend and sister in Christ. One of the most amazing women I have ever had the honor to have in my life! May she rest in peace singing & dancing before Christ!!!

  • To The Family: May you find comfort in knowing she is with her Heavenly Father. I know it's hard not to be sad but when you remember all the goodness she shared and all the good times you had maybe that will take some of the pain away, if only for a moment. Rest In Peace my sister. You will forever be in the memory of those who Love and knew you. Cheryl (Molden) McIntyre

  • Beautiful soul and smile.Rest in peace.

  • Have so many memories with Ms. Genice. She genuinely loved praising the Lord and would do so anytime and anywhere. Peace and love to the family, may God be your comfort.

  • So sorry to hear about Genice. She was always so kind and sweet to my family. Rest in peace until Jesus come.

  • My prayers to the family through this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Jacque Jones Carter

  • Sis you loved and helped so many. love foever

  • Sis always. came by to talk to momma when she was up. and we reading God's word. You love all family and you had a warm heart. you loved all. love you Lynn

  • Always kind and had a smile for everyone . Rest In Peace dear one.💕

  • Venice was a friend from my days at McKinney. I can still hear her laugh and also her words of care and concern. A beautiful friend and a loving soul. May your memories bring you comfort. Trisch Domingue

  • Like a second mom to me, such a beautiful soul inside and out. May she Rest In Peace and know how much we all loved her ❤️ Marisol

  • My whole childhood..

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