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Melissa D. Sims


Sunrise: September 10, 1965

Sunset: August 1, 2022

Melissa Sims left us on August 1, 2022 at the age of 56 with her family by her side. Melissa was born September 10, 1965, in Norfolk, VA to Dorothy and Clifton Fentress. 

Melissa worked many years as a City of Norfolk Sheriff and retired as a Corporal at the age of 50.

Her hobbies and interests included spending time with family and friends, traveling, football,(Dallas Cowboys) card playing, and being the life of the party.

She was an active member of the Order of Eastern Stars and The Fraternal Order of Police.  Anyone that knew Melissa loved her as she touched the hearts of so many people. There will truly never be another like her.

She is survived by her sister, Alesha Holness; brother and sister-in-law Jay and Serita Fentress; brother, Maurice Fentress; her daughter, Jasmyne and son-in-law Jared Church; and many friends that she would consider family.

She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy and Clifton Fentress and her grandparents James and Ella Cherry. 

We invite anyone who knew her to attend and remember her wonderful life. We ask attendees to wear bright colors as this will be a celebration of her life.  We also ask, when you think of Melissa, try not to cry.  Smile when you think of her because those who knew her know she would not want us to cry.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stand Up to Cancer to help with cancer research.

Viewing Friday, August 12, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    The McCoy Family says

    Loss is never easy, regardless of how much time we have to say goodbye and how much time we have before it arrives. May you find peace in the memories you made with Melissa over the years. Sending you love, light, and best wishes for brighter days.

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    Ella R Jackson says

    My cousin, my friend I am going to miss you. Our last months together was phenomenal. We talked, laugh and reminisce about our childhood. We talked about things we would like to do later on. I’m truly going to miss my cousin. Love you externally.

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    Ella R Jackson says

    My cousin, my friend I am going to miss you. Our last months together was phenomenal. We talked, laugh and reminisce about our childhood. We talked about things we would like to do later on. I’m truly going to miss my cousin. Love you externally.

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    Keith Jones says

    My condolences to the family, she was a good friend and always cared about people. She will be truly missed. RIP Melissa..

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