S: Sistah 2 Sistah
BC: Octavia Gayle Sims Beautiful Through and Through I Love You! Erica September 2010
FC: Gayle and Erica Sisters forever
2: From the beginning you were sweet and innocent I love you!
3: FROM THE BEGINNING | Who would know that the timid scary little girl would grow to be such a lioness
4: M EMORIES
5: Who is that Baby pictured in the Middle?
6: You always come to the rescue | A True DIVA
7: Thank you for being my date when I was dateless and Thank you for sharing your compassion with my children over the years!
8: Family is a gift from God and although we don't always agree, Love is present
10: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
11: so many | That Hair went through some serious changes over the years
12: We are Blessed to have her as a Mama. She gave us life lessons that equipped us to live life to its fullest. | MAMA
13: Lois was the Master DIVA We were taught by the best
14: Sistah 2 Sistah We are not just Sisters, we are friends and I cherish and depend on our relationship to sustain my mental and physical health
16: Your First Career Imagine how rich WE would be
17: Friends Make Every Day A Party | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while." | Girlfriends are forever
18: Your heart is so BIG Giving to others comes so easy for you
19: NEWS RELEASE January 9, 2007 Former United Way Fundraiser Joins UNC Charlotte Development Staff Gayle Sims named director of corporate and foundation relations CHARLOTTE – January 9, 2007 – UNC Charlotte announced that Gayle Sims, current director of the Million Dollar Circle and the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the United Way of Central Carolinas, will join the Office of University Development staff on Jan. 15 as director of corporate and foundation relations. Sims will serve as a member of the senior management team in development and will be responsible for designing and executing strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts from corporations and foundations for university priorities. At the United Way, Sims was responsible for soliciting corporate gifts and managing relationships with significant Charlotte companies who contribute more than $1 million each to the United Way, including Bank of America, Wachovia, Duke Energy, Microsoft and Carolina HealthCare System. She was responsible for raising half ($20.9 million) of the 2004 United Way community campaign goal. “Gayle’s fund-raising and relationship-building experience with the corporate community, through her work with the United Way, brings another layer of valuable expertise to our development team. I expect that she’ll hit the ground running and that the university will benefit greatly from her work,” says Laura Simic, associate vice chancellor for development. Prior to joining the United Way of Central Carolinas, Sims was national corporate leadership program account manager for the United Way of America. She acted as the interface between United Way and Fortune 500 companies such as FedEx, General Motors, Kellogg, Dow Chemical, Lowe’s Inc. and Aetna. | You are my hero!
20: Why I Love my Sister A sister is someone who loves you from the heart, No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart. She is a joy that cannot be taken away, Once she enters your life, she is there to stay. A friend who helps you through difficult times, Her comforting words are worth much more than dimes. A partner who fills your life with laughs and smile, These memories last for miles and miles. When she is by your side, the world is filled with life, When she is not around, your days are full of strife. A sister is a blessing, who fills your heart with love, She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove. A companion to whom you can express your feelings, She doesn’t let you get bored at family dealings. Whether you are having your ups or downs, She always helps you with a smile and never frowns. With a sister you cannot have a grudge, She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge. Having a sister is not just a trend, It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend. Written by Shiv Sharma | GIVING ATTRACTIVE YOUTHFUL LOVE EUBULLIENCE
21: Gayle, You are my Angel sent by God. Paul and I are grateful for the hard work that you have put in to make our day special. When your day comes, yes you know the deal I will be paying for the Wedding coordinator and believe me your day is coming. Any man would be Blessed to have you as his wife. Your ability to give so much of yourself goes way beyond and I appreciate you and am happy that God thought enough of me to give me you. Love, Erica the BIG Sister