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Retha Barrett (Sims) Tanner, 1935 – 2020



Retha Barrett (Sims) Tanner, 85, of Vicksburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Merit Health River Region.

Graveside service for family, friends will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 at Greenlawn Gardens in Vicksburg.

She was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Yazoo County to HD and Ellen Barrett and retired as a bus driver from the Vicksburg Warren School District.

She is preceded in death by husband, C.P. Sims, son Phillip Sims and daughter-in-law Annette Sims.

She is survived by daughter Pam Cook (William) and son Al Sims, both of Vicksburg; grandsons Billy Cook (Karen), Chris Sims (Amanda), Adam Cook (Karla), Daniel Cook (Deidra), Russell Cook (Stacy) and Cliff Sims; granddaughters Hailey McConnell (Sean) and Sam Garner (Joshua); and 13 great-grandchildren who she treasured.

Pallbearers will be Billy Cook, Adam Cook, Daniel Cook and Russell Cook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church planting fund at Trinity Baptist Church.


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