Ellecia Ross Sims was born on September 25, 1932 to the late Rose J. Ross and Oscar B Ross, Sr. in New York City and departed this life on January 8, 2024.

Ellecia was educated in the Norwich Public School system and graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1950. She attended the former Fanny Farmers School of Cookery in Boston, MA where she graduated in 1952.

She formerly worked at First Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA and Yale New Haven Hospital as a Food Service Supervisor. She worked as a paraprofessional at Spring Glen and Shepard Glen in Hamden, CT where she retired from in 1995 after 24 years. She was a faithful member of Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church.

She was a member of the Mr. & Mrs. Club when she attended Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church. A member of the Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Club currently at the Q House in New Haven, CT and travelled with them to China many years ago. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Eureka Chapter #2 and Heroine of Jericho Jeroham Court No. 3. both of New Haven, CT.

Ellecia leaves to cherish her four children Nancy Gail James, Greg Wesley Sims, Kimberly Rosanne Brooks (Carlice), and Derrick S. Sims, Sr. (Nancy) and her stepson Raymond L. Sims, Jr.

She is survived by her grandchildren Patrice Sims, Maurice Sims, Barry James, Naomi James, Alexandra Sims, Caitlyn Sims, Samantha Sims, Carlice Brooks, Christianna Brooks, Ellecia Sims, Brianna Sims, and Derrick S. Sims, Jr. She is survived by five great-grandchildren Jordan Oliver, Londyn Oliver, Adrianna Janae Brooks, Calvin DaSilva James, Chloe Wilson and a host of relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond L. Sims, Sr., two brothers Andrew Ross and Oscar B. Ross, Jr., and son-in-law Wayne Edward James.

A celebration of Ms. Sims’ life and legacy will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church, 425 Newhall St., Hamden, CT.  Viewing will be held at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asked that you make donation in her memory to “Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church”.