The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Faith Memorial C.M.E. Church, Brooks Road, Ideal, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery, Brooks Mill Road, Rupert, Macon County, Georgia
Annie Jean was born April 12, 1948 in Ellaville Schley County, Georgia to Annie Myrtice Fulks Sims and the late Henry Lee Sims, Sr. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Vincent Sims and Henry Sims, Jr. She was a 1966 graduate of John Lewis High School of Ellaville, Georgia. In 1967 she was united in holy matrimony to Monroe Byse, Sr. She was blessed to be the mother of three children and six stepchildren. One son, Melvin Byse, and two grandchildren preceded her in death. She was employed with Montezuma Health and Rehabilitation Center as a dietary aid for twenty years.
She leaves a legacy of love and cherished memories to her beloved husband of forty-six years, Monroe Byse, Sr., Ideal, Georgia; two sons and their spouses, Alvin Sims (Beverly), Ft. Valley, Georgia and Shelby Byse (Shemika), Ideal, Georgia; six step-children, Arvie Byse, Montezuma, Georgia, Catherine Nelson, Americus, Georgia, Melvin Banks (Sylvia), Atlanta, Georgia, Monroe Byse, Jr., Richmond, Texas, Gloria Hinton, Atlanta, Georgia, and Gwendolyn Smith (Kirk), Perry, Georgia; mother, Annie Myrtice Sims, Ellaville, Georgia; eighteen grandchildren; sixteen step-grandchildren; twelve siblings, Burnnie Mae Nelson, Albany, Georgia, Lizzie Smith, Atlanta, Georgia, Katherine Sims, and Paul Sims, both of Ellaville, Georgia, Lester Joe Fulks, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Willie Clyde Sims, Chicago, Illinois, Herbert Fulks, Cincinnati, Ohio Jim Sims and Fletcher Sims, both of Atlanta, Georgia, Willie Simmons, Ideal, Georgia, Charlie Simmons and Leonard Simmons, both of Jacksonville, Florida; aunts and uncles, Edith Brooks, Verdie Lee Fulks, Mary Alice Miller, and Christine Mitchell, all of Ellaville, Georgia, Talmadge Fulks, Cordele, Georgia, Bobbie Fulks (Aretta), Ideal, Georgia, and Willie James Fulks (Essie), Ellaville, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alfore Byse (Shirley), Ideal, Georgia, Leonard Byse, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Christine Byse Katy, Texas, Louise Byse, Carrolton, Texas, Carrie Pearl Byse and George Walker, both of Ideal, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Shelby Byse(Friday, March 28 14 09:35 am EDT)
Even though you've been gone almost a year it feels like you've been gone forever. You might be gone but you are still missed by many especially me. Love you grandma and miss you forever. Hope to see you one day again.
- Shelby Byse(Tuesday, May 07 13 01:37 pm EDT)
You might be my grandmother but i will always love you as if you are my mother may you rest in peace.
- SARA CLEMONS(Saturday, April 13 13 04:10 pm EDT)
WORDS ,HOWEVER KIND, CANNOT MEND YOUR HEARTACHE,BUT THOSE WHO CARE AND SHARE YOUR LOSS WISH YOU,COMFORT AND PEACE OF MIND.MAY AND YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN YOUR TIME OF DISTRESS AND REFRESHMENT IN THE WORDS OF [MATTHEW 11:28-30].
WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY
- Sherry Francine Oliver(Thursday, April 11 13 10:37 am EDT)
With sympathy and prayers.
- Chiquita Miller(Wednesday, April 10 13 06:33 pm EDT)
You will truly be missed, but I know that God had a higher calling for you and I hope that your family will also come to see the same, though the road maybe hard today,and tomorrow and everyday after will get a little easier. God Bless You And Your Family!!!!
- Eddie and Betty Suggs Williams(Wednesday, April 10 13 06:12 pm EDT)
Our deepest sympathy to the Byse and Sims Families. May God give you strength during this sad time.
- latisha(Wednesday, April 10 13 12:02 am EDT)
mrs.annie you will be miss very much by me. i still remember the day you told me to call my mama to talk me to the hospital because you was not to deliver any babies. i miss you so much. may you rest in peace. lord look over the byse and sims family.
- Helen Journey-Walters & Family(Tuesday, April 09 13 05:01 pm EDT)
With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
- Mattie Perkins-Sturdivant(Monday, April 08 13 05:47 pm EDT)
It's very often hard to say "Thy will be done" -- but still we know when loved ones leave us it's according to God's will, so hold fast to your faith in Him. Believe that all is planned and with His love, He'll help you to accept and understand. My prayers go out to the Byse and Sims Family.
- Lisa Pina Hartage(Sunday, April 07 13 09:19 pm EDT)
My prayers goes out to the Byse and sims family, We all loved her but God loved her best.Lisa P. Hartage