Barbara “Dianne” Walters (Sims) Pavlic


On April 18th, 2023 Barbara “Dianne” Walters (Sims) Pavlic passed away peacefully at the age of 75.

Dianne was born and raised in Ohio. She has been a resident of Jackson County, Florida since 1974. She was loved by everyone that was blessed to be a part of her life. Dianne loved to cook and care for others, she had a servants heart. Her life was a living example of love and devotion to others.

Dianne was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Vera “Genny” Walters, and her sister in law, Janet Walters.

She is survived by husband, Mark Pavlic; her brother, Roger Walters; son’s, Chuckie Sims (Gina Mia) and Jamie Sims; daughter, Tori Sims; grandchildren, Kyle Sims (Kimberly), Breanna Willis (Willie), Joseph Sims, Anthony Sims (Jenna); great grandchildren, Colton Bo, Gunnar Sims, Kylie Sims and Ava Faye Pippin; nephews, Jeremey Walters (Danielle), Josh Walters (Emily) along with many other nieces and nephews. Former husband, Chuck Sims; and other loving family, Mark Willis, John Willis, Peggy Willis Hodges and family. Her best friend, Joan Whitehurst as well as many family and friends that she adored.

Funeral services will be 10 A.M., Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Bishop Mark Sims and Gerald Gause officiating.

The family will receive friends for a time of viewing and visitation from 9 A.M. until the time of service at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.

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