Age 83, transitioned on Friday, January 18, 2019 at home. He is a native of Gary, Indiana. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, Tennessee State University and Indiana University. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He retired from teaching with 39 years of service with the Gary Community School Corporation. He was also a former employee of Gary City Court and Lake County Coroner's Office. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 61 years, Geraldine Cummings of Gary, IN; 3 children, Sidney Cummings Jr. of Merrillville, IN, Regina Puckett of Gary, IN, and Robert (Marshionees) Cummings of Antioch, TN; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. . Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with family hour from 10:00a.m. -11:00a.m. with Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. all services at First Baptist Church 626 West 21st avenue. Dr. Timothy F. Brown officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to the Financial Aid Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church.