Ann Laurice Burke Cannon Sims

August 7, 1937 - November 11, 2015
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Ann L. Burke Cannon Sims, beloved wife, mother, and true believer in Christ, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 7:50am at her home with family at her side. Ann was 78 years young, born August 7, 1937, to John Crittenden Burke and Laura Mae Ross in Pasadena, Texas. Ann had four siblings: Jack, Deve, Mary, and John Burke.

Ann graduated from Pasadena High School in 1955 and went to work for Greyhound Bus Company, where she met and loved Frank E. Cannon, who she married December 27, 1958. They had four children: Suellen, Frank, Daniel, and Timothy. Unfortunately in 1980, Ann tragically lost her husband, Frank, and son, Daniel, to a train accident in Willis, Texas. Subsequently, Ann moved to Galveston with her son, Timothy, and God blessed her with husband, George E. Sims, Jr. They married July 2, 1983. George and Ann started G&M Welding in 1985 and continue to operate the company to this day. They are members of Island Church and delight in doing the Lord’s work in numerous and various ways.

Ann was preceded in death by her father, John C. Burke; mother, Laura M. Ross Burke; and brothers, Jack and John Burke.

Ann leaves to cherish her memory and love, her husband, George E. Sims, Jr.; daughter, Suellen C. Dobraski; sons, Frank E. Cannon, II, and wife, Bobbi, and Timothy J. Cannon; sisters, Deve Lockhart and Mary Lacaze and husband, Joe; brothers-in-law, Andy Worthen and wife, Kathy, and Ricky Worthen; grandchildren: Daniel and August Dobraski, Jessica Boehm, Cory, Rachel, Tyler, and Christy Cannon; stepchildren: George Sims, III, and wife, Rhonda, Denise Copous and husband, Joe, Jennifer Sims, Kristy Sims, and Kevin Sims; step grandchildren: Brianna, Devyn and Mariah Sims; Holden, Allison, and Preston Copous; Josh Sims; Karissa and Avielle Tornatore; and Danielle Garcia; nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ann’s family will receive visitors from 4-6 pm, Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston. Funeral service will be 10:30 am, Monday, November 16, 2015, at Island Church, Stewart Road, Galveston, Texas. Burial will follow the service at Old City Cemetery in Galveston.

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Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015

Time: 10:30 pm

Island Church


2411 69th St.
Galveston, TX 77551

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Born: August 7, 1937
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Edward Glynn Wuneburger posted on 11/30/-1

Nothing but good memories


Marvin bosworth posted on 11/30/-1

Ann was a very strong lady and will be missed.


Ana Tarver posted on 11/30/-1

I'm sorry for your loss I hope you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time of sorrow. Hugs


Debbie Fullen-Popovich posted on 11/30/-1

Our condolences to the Sims family. Our family was saddened to hear of Ann's passing. Ann's Godly deeds will not go unnoticed as she will be rewarded in heaven. May her memory be eternal. God bless! The Popovich Family,


Becky Christopher posted on 11/30/-1

There are no words to express the loss our family feels. Aunt Laurice was a bright beacon of hope and love within our family and to me as I watched her face life with her own brand of faith and joy and determination. She inspired me with her vigor and thoughtfulness for others. My prayers go out to George, their children and grandchildren. May her life inspire us all to draw close those we hold dear.


Lisa Emmite posted on 11/30/-1

I am so sorry for your loss. Ann was a wonderful lady who will be missed.