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Samuel Renard Sims

Samuel Renard Sims, 56 of Port Arthur was born on January 2, 1964 to the late Charles Sims and Mary Jaco Lavalais.

He was baptized at an early age at Holy Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. in Port Arthur, Texas.

He accomplished great things throughout his years, graduating from Jake Yates High School in 1981, completing Job Corps, and landing his dream career as a Navy Sealift Maritime Seaman.

He’s traveled places on one’s bucket list, loved diligently and was loved diligently.

He was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ under the leadership of Pastor Tom Gilliam.

Samuel held many titles throughout his lifetime; Son, Brother, Uncle, Godfather, friend, and many more.

Samuel departed this life on January 21, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Samuel was preceeded in death by his father Charles Sims, Sr. and two brothers Chris Jaco and Charles Sims Jr.

He leaves to cherish his mother Mary Jaco Lavalais of Port Arthur, TX, four sisters; Pamela Nelson, Camelia (Joseph) Singleton, Ruth (Jamie) Medina all of Port Arthur, TX and Patricia (Melvin) Thompson of Houston, TX, two Godchildren; Darrinae Reynolds and Kohler Louis of Port Arthur, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be 9-11 am Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, 549 W. Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur, TX with the service to begin at 11 am, entrusted to Colonial Funeral Home of Orange, TX.