Judy Sims
Judy Sims
May 17, 1941 - April 30, 2019


Judith E. Rider Sims, 77, of Palatka went to be with Jesus Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home following an extended illness.

Judy was born and raised in Topeka, KS and had lived in Palatka 39 years, coming from Topeka. She was a 1959 graduate of Highland Park High School in Topeka. She was a homemaker and had been a member of The Barn Church in Palatka and had formerly been an active member of the Palatka Church of God. She was a master gardener and enjoyed gardening. She was an active and committed Christian and a long-time volunteer for A Woman’s Resource Center in Palatka. She had also volunteered at the Palatka Christian Service Center and had worked in the office of Peniel Baptist Academy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Ruth Rider.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Jim “Buddy” Sims; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Tracy Sims; a daughter, Tonya Sims; two sisters, Delores Wakeman and Marilyn Slawson; and one grandson and spouse, Dalton and Nicole Sims.

A Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 3rd at Millwood Cemetery in Reddick, with Chaplain Jakie Carmicle officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to A Woman’s Resource Center, P.O. Box 811, Palatka, FL 32178.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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