Gladys Ann Sims, 92, schoolteacher, traveler

November 08, 2003

Gladys Ann Sims, a retired educator, died of pneumonia Nov. 1 at the Mariner Health of Catonsville. The former Walbrook resident was 92.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Druid Hill Avenue, she was a 1927 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a history degree from Howard University in 1931. She also studied at New York University.

In 1938, she married Cicero Hill Sims, a contractor, who died in 1957.

Mrs. Sims taught English and other subjects at Douglass High School, the old Harvey Johnson Junior High at Hill and Sharp streets and the old Jane Addams School at Calvert and 23rd streets before her retirement about 25 years ago.

She traveled widely.

She was also active in the Howard University Alumni Association, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Jack and Jill of America.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Providence Baptist Church, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., where she was a member. She formerly belonged to St. James Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Theodora Sims Richardson of Columbia, and three cousins. A son, Cicero Hill Sims Jr., died in 1991.

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