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Beverley Ann ‘Bev’ Mitchell Sims, 82, visited many hospital patients with her service dogs

Beverley Ann ‘Bev’ Mitchell Sims

Beverley Ann “Bev” Mitchell Sims, 82, of Glen Allen and Virginia Beach, died Friday, May 22, 2020. Bev was married to Joseph “Jerry” Sims for 61 years until his death in 2017.

A lifelong learner, Bev was a dental assistant, graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, middle school science teacher and volunteer EMT. She enjoyed quilting and sewing and spent many hours visiting hospital patients with her various service dogs.

Bev is survived by her children Annette “Sisty” Cersley (Royce) of Cumberland, Melanie Smith (David) of Kansas City, Missouri, and Rick Sims (Amy) of Roanoke; grandchildren, Katie Selk (Matt) of Omaha, Nebraska, Ellen Allen (Charles) of Prospect, Chris Branham of Elmira, New York, Heather Smith and Dan Smith of Kansas City, Missouri, and Isabel Sims of North Carolina; and six great-grandchildren.

Bev was preceded in death by her daughter, Veronica “Bo” Branham of Glen Allen.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, under the direction of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Massey Cancer Center at MCV/VCU.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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