Ms Renee Louise Sims

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Renee Louise Sims, age 61, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on July 7, 1961 to Pearl and Dorris Cannon (Aikens) I of Queens, New York.

Her parents unfortunately passed away when she was 3 and 4 years old. She was then partially raised by her Aunt Mary and later sent to Warren, Ohio where she was raised by her Aunt Marzee. Renee went on to graduate from Lakeview High School. After graduation she joined the Army Reserve. She soon became a mother to five beautiful children.

Renee was truly loved by all. To know her was to automatically know her. She was the type of woman that was a mother figure to anyone she crossed. She was very strong and independent; a boss who worked hard her entire life to provide for her five children.

Renee enjoyed music, dancing, cooking, playing BINGO; she enjoyed going to the internet café, gambling on the computer, playing games on her phone, taking a hot bubble bath, laying in her bed relaxed, watching her favorite networks, specifically HGTV. She had a passion for interior decorating and she loves plants and greenery. Her favorite movie was Avatar. She enjoyed spending time with all her grandkids. Renee also loved her Platinum Wigs. She absolutely did not play about her platinum hair, she stood out from everyone and she was absolutely beautiful, she will truly be missed and remembered.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Pearl and Dorris Cannon, brother; Steven Vannon, aunts; Mary Aikens and Marzee Cannon, God mom; Anna Seals and God son; Dezmon Davis.

She is survived by her children; Jonathan Cannon, Latoya Sims, Wayne Sims, Christina Sims, and Dominique Sims, brother; David Cannon, sister; Wanda and Candy of Warren, Ohio, 17 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation 3:00 PM and Memorial Service 4:00 PM Sunday, March 12, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Sims Family, visit

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  1. Denise Sims Miller

    My condolences to Renee’s Children… Grandchildren..and Great Grandchild….We love her as well and we will miss her dearly…Love always the Sims family in Warren Ohio…

  2. .My deepest sympathy and prayers to each and every one of Renee’s children and grandbabies May god bring you comfort.

  3. China Stanley & Family

    We are so heartbroken to hear about Renee’s passing. We never gave up hope nor stop praying for her to get better. To her family we pray that you all find comfort in your heart’s to deal with the situation at hand. Know that your mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend was truly loved and will be missed greatly.

  4. Iona Aiken Soodoo & Angelena Aiken Mitchell

    Praying for Renee’s family to find peace. It is so hard to see a love one leave this earth to be with our heavenly father. We know our father in heaven knows what is best. Our sincere condolences to the Sims family.
    Love & blessings

  5. Patricia gamble

    I work with her at buckeye steel and lm sorry to hear of her passing she was awesome person love ❤️ her as my daughter
    I had been trying to get in touch with her for months.but l couldn’t reach her.614 312-9090

  6. Patricia gamble

    We send our deepest sympathy for the lost of your mother
    614 312-9090

  7. Ernie & Gerri McCray

    So sorry for your loss! Praying you find comfort and peace in the memory of Renee.

  8. Venetia M Stanko

    I send my sincerest condolences to Renee’s children. She loved you all so much. We talked a month before she got sick about her taking a cruise with me. Well we didn’t get that trip but I know she is celebrating in the paradise God has prepared for us all. Prayers to you kids, know your moms spirit will live on in you and your children. God Bless you all.

  9. Maribeth Viola

    I am heartbroken that she’s gone. I’ve known Renee for 20+ years since she first worked for me. She became my friend and my sister. She always called me her Big Sis. We spent many hours talking about our dreams for our children and then our grandchildren! You were her pride and joy. Please love each other the way she loved you all. Remembering her smile and laugh will comfort me. Goodnight sweet friend I love you

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