Thomas Arnold Sime III

Lansing, MI

We were all blessed with his presence since his birth on March 14, 1984; leaving us all too soon on June 15, 2019.  Tommy was the beloved only son of Thomas and Jane Sime of Okemos, MI.

Tommy was an incredibly talented artist and musician with a wonderful dry sense of humor.  Even as a young child, he was polite and very well spoken; a trait that many of his teachers recognized and acknowledged.  Tommy was truly a kind soul that loved all animals, Star Wars, comic books, actions figures and was excited to see all the new action movies.  Tommy did a documentary of his extensive comic book collection for Michigan State University.  His best friend, soul mate, and love of his life was his fiancée, Kim Briones. Tommy’s favorite holiday was Halloween, and together they would dress in costumes and provide candy to the children of the neighborhood, which brought them great joy.

Tommy was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Arnold and Marge Besonen, and Bonnie Bernard.  Left with immeasurable grief of his loss are his proud parents, Tom and Jane; fiancée, Kim; grandfather, Gill Bernard of Arkansas; special aunt, Marcia Besonen of Holt; special uncle, Tim Sime of Okemos; aunts, Jennifer and Stephanie of Arkansas; several cousins; and Kim’s parents, Eileen and Mike Champion.

A celebration of Tommy’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing. His family will receive friends and relatives beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Ingham County Animal Shelter, 600 Buhl St., Mason, MI  48854.

A daily ritual was for Tommy to call his mom, and would always end their talk like this:  “Love you…Love you more…Love you bigger…Love you better!”

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Larry Isaacson
June 17, 2019 at 8:11 pm

Dear Jane & Tom,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your son, Thomas.
A very sad situation all around and so young.
Take care.

Cousin Larry

Stephanie Briley
June 17, 2019 at 8:49 pm

You were so very special to us. You were like the shinest star, you lit up any room, but you left us all too soon. You will be missed tremendously. Love ya “boy”

Penny Adam
June 17, 2019 at 8:57 pm

My heart is breaking for your entire family.
I love you all so much.

Kristin (Chasity) Duncan
June 18, 2019 at 12:18 pm

My deepest sympathy to the family! Gone way to soon. Healing prayers & love!

Patricia Pinho
June 18, 2019 at 8:02 pm

To Jane and Tom,
Tommy and I were very close in our last years of high and even after. We lost touch because life took us in down different paths but we still kept in touch on and off. My heart is broken to hear of his passing. Tommy was super funny, kind, and artistically talented. I will forever remember him as the friend that could make me laugh on a good or bad day. Just a few weeks ago I messaged him on Facebook and said, “miss you worm!” And he said, “lol. Miss you too, Patty.” I will miss him so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Patricia Pinho

Marilyn Merrifield
June 18, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Jane, I just saw this in the paper and am so heart sick for you and Tom! I think of you often.
Praying for you during this very difficult time.
Marilyn (Bennett) Merrifield

Curtis E Lewis
June 20, 2019 at 12:03 am

Dear Family,
Words cannot began to express my sorrow. I have known Tommy since he was in the womb. I know the joy and happiness of the family when he was born. Tom and Jane, I am certain that this is the most difficult situation that you will ever go through. Hold on to your faith and the precious memories of your beautiful son. He will live in the hearts of so many people that loved him. “The storm may endurath through the night, but joy cometh in the morning”.

Tom Feguer
June 20, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Such a tragedy for your family.
I remember how happy you and Tom were when Tommy was born. I am so sorry you have to endure such pain and such a wonderful person is no longer with us.

Brenda Armitage
June 27, 2019 at 4:02 pm

May it ease your pain to know so many feel your pain. I can’t imagine …. but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you My sweet Janie and Tom whom we haven’t met. May you find comfort in your memories and strength in your faith at this time of loss. Bob and Brenda ( P-nut) Armitage


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