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Madison C. Sims

Mr. Madison Cortez Sims, 48, died Thursday morning June 2, 2016 at the Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.  Services for Mr. Sims were held on Saturday June 11, 2016 at Shady Grove M. B. Church in Silver Creek, with Pastor Michael Smith officiating.  Interment was in the Shady Grove Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sims was the son of Herbert Reed, Jr. and the late Ada Jean Sims of New Orleans, LA., but was reared in the Jefferson Davis County area by his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Annie J. Sims.  At an early age, he attended the Shady Grove Church and remained an active participant in a number of auxiliaries.  Mr. Sims was transferred to the Jefferson Davis County School System, from New Orleans, and completed his education here.  Smiling, playing drums, basketball, dressing and dancing were things that Mr. Sims enjoyed.

Mr. Sims’ survivors include his wife Africa Sims of New Orleans, LA; father Herbert (Trelles) Reed Jr. of TX, Seven children, GaMadison Hinton, Adorable (Patrick) Evans, Cortez Sims, TeDearron Sims, Theophilous Price, La’Ada Sims all of Hattiesburg and Madison Sims, Jr. of Bassfield; five sisters, Nicole Hughes, Kewanda (Curtis) Magee, Ashley Huges, Rochelle Huges and Trenell Reed; five brothers, Charles (Chenteal) Hughes, Ronald Reed, Randel Reed, Kevin Reed and Herbert Reed III.  Four Grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.