Jerry Frank Mims, 91, died Saturday, October 17, 2020. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was a son of the late William Shelton and Beulah Mae Suggs Mims. He was the widower of Evelyn James Mims. He was US Marine Veteran. Jerry was a member of Cheraw First Baptist where he had served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Sunday School leader, Lay speaker and director of visitation. He was a co-founder of the Good Samaritan Colony, under the administration of the Chesterfield County Baptist Association. He served on many mission trips, youth church camp trips and directed/worked with teams doing Disaster Relief Missions. He had served a president of the Cheraw High School Braves Booster Club and was an avid Gamecock fan. He was retired from AT&T (25+years) and was the owner of Mims Phone Service.
Surviving are his daughters, Debbie (John R.) Phillips of Cheraw, SC, Donna (Lee) Smith of Six Mile, SC, grandchildren, Rhett (Natalie) Phillips, Ashley Phillips, Emily (Niño) Palaña, Lauren (Taylor) Ammermann, Savannah Smith, great grandchildren, Chase Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Katie Phillips, Mims Ammermann and Timberleigh Phillips.
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a brother, Bill Mims, sisters, Margaret Joyner and Frances Dionne.
A graveside service with military honors will be held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family will receive friends following the service.
Lying in repose will be from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Kiser Funeral Home.
Memorials to: Cheraw First Baptist, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or The Good Smartian Colony,19147 SC-9, Ruby, SC 29741.
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