Ora Lee Sims Jackson


Mrs. Ora Lee Sims Jackson of Ocala, Florida but formerly of Marianna, Florida transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Monday, September 3, 2019.
Ora Lee dedicated her life to educating, serving, mentoring, and coaching in the Public School System of Marion County for over 20 years. Her career as an educator allowed her to impact the lives of students and colleagues as a Dean at North Marion High School and Dunnellon High School, where she retired from.
Ora Lee not only gave of herself, time and talents with the community, but she was an active and dedicated member of St. Paul AME Church, Ocala. She served faithfully on the Laura Sampson Area Women’s Missionary Society and as the former Central Conference Area YPD Director. She was also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and The Order of Eastern Star. She was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, educator, Servant and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Celebration of Life services will held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST from the sanctuary of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church located at 718 NW 7th Street in Ocala, Florida with the Reverend R.D. Daniels and Presiding Elder Henry L. Postell, II officiating. Interment in the Faith Memorial Gardens in Ocala, Florida. Postell’s Mortuary of Orlando, Florida in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Memory of Ora Lee Jackson to St. Paul AME Church, PO Box 2223, Ocala, Florida 34478.
The family will receive guests on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church located at 718 NW 7th Street in Ocala, Florida.
Mrs. Jackson leaves to cherish a lifetime of fond memories, a loving family:
Ora Lee is survived by her daughter, Dr. Tamara (Jason) Baker-Drayton; sister, Vivian Simpson; brothers, J.Z. (Jake) Sims, Jr., Herman Sims, Sr.; 3 adopted siblings, Curtis (Janice) Sims, Linda Baker, Johnnie Mae Allen; 2 grandchildren
Local survivors include: Reverend Frances Menchion and husband Willie, Howard Jones, and numerous other cousins, relatives and many dear friends.


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