May 30, 2020

Rolanda Scurlock

Rolanda, 50, entered this world on November 8th 1969 to John Scurlock and Rosie Mae Sims in Greenwood Mississippi and she departed from this world on May 25th 2020.

Rolanda and her sister Sarah moved with their mom to Lincoln Nebraska in 1979 when she was 10 years old.  She attended Elliott Elementary and Lefler Middle School.

Rolanda graduated from Lincoln High School in 1988.  She was employed by Lincoln Public Schools where she worked for 29 years at Lincoln High School as a para-educator, working with individuals with special needs.  She loved all her students and treated them as if they were her own kids.

Rolanda will be most remembered for sense of humor, style and grace.  She had a great love of God and her church family.  She had a big heart and was loved by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her brother Ivory Sims, and both of her parents. 

Rolanda was survived by two sister: Sarah Sims and Carol Flanagan, both of Lincoln; two brothers: Theodore Travis of Chicago and Sonny Sims of Lincoln.  She leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews along with great-nieces and great-nephews.

She will be greatly missed. 

Grave side service held 11 a.m. Monday, June 1st at Wyuka Cemetery, at 3600 O Street.

When attending please abide by the CDC and local Covid-19 guidelines.

In-person visitation is private. The visitation may be viewable to the public by live online streaming, Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. An accessible link will be available here:


  1. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of her family. Rolanda was a dear friend and I have so many memories that I will cherish forever. My heart goes out to you all.

  2. I Love you my Sister you will be missed.

  3. “Another Lincoln High Job Well Done.”

  4. Rolanda was loved and respected by her family, her many friends, her coworkers and her students. She was devoted to God, her students and to spreading peace and happiness wherever she went. I worked with Rolanda for five years at Lincoln High School. The many good examples Rolanda showed to others is another Lincoln High job very well done. All my memories of Rolanda are very good ones. There was absolutely no one like her. She was the best of the best. Rolanda was love. She will always be greatly missed.
    Peace be with her and with her spirit.

  5. Rolanda am smile lit up the world! She was lovingand caring toward the LHS students, but also had high expectations. She didn’t put up with any whining! We all loved and respected Rolanda; she never asked for anything, but she gave a lot. On behalf of many young people she supported who can’t speak for themselves, I say, “Thank you, Rolanda. We love you!”

  6. Revisiting Lincoln High I always scanned the halls for Rolanda. Once seen she always greeted with that big beautiful and infectious smile of hers. If I caught it at the right time we would have a chance to walk and talk. She will be missed but not forgotten. My heart and prayers to the family. Trust that you are in the very capable hands God. I love you all.

  7. Our beautiful sister in Christ. You will be missed. Our most sincere condolences to Sister Tracy, Sister Johnetta and all of the family. 2 Corinthians 5:8 says “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”


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