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Family Hour for Vincent Tims will be held Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Washington's & Smith's Paradise Funeral Home. Social distancing will be observed and 10 person rule enforced. 


Vincent Tyrone Tims was born on February 16, 1966, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to the late Jerry Crew of Homer, Louisiana and Bobbie Jean Martin of Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Cherokee Park Elementary School and Middle and High School at Northwood Junior and Senior High, where he played his favorite sport, football, as the quarterback.  Upon leaving school, Vincent sought an extensive career in truck driving.  The love of being on those cross-country roads was exhilarating to him, so he ended up driving for nearly 20 years. While still driving trucks, he eventually settled down, got married and had 4 beautiful girls.  Vincent loved his girls and his son very much, something he always wanted them to know. If he couldn’t be with them physically, he would call then often to tell them, “your dad loves you”.  He always wanted them to know they were loved.


Vincent was a character; always full of smiles and laughter.  He was an outgoing and loving person, who loved his family and friends and would he let them know this.  He was that one person who never met a stranger. If he did, he’d talk them to death like he already knew them before-hand. If he could do for anyone, he would without hesitation. That’s just the person he was. If he wanted to just talk, you weren’t getting off the phone until he was ready, which pretty much was within a few hours! Vincent spent his last days as he wanted to, taking care of his wife, Brenda Tims, who suffered a debilitating stroke.  Even though he had some stressful days and knew it was hard work, he never gave up, which was in his DNA.


Vincent grew up in a Jehovah’s Witness household knowing bible truths about his heavenly father Jehovah God.  Although he never became a baptized Jehovah’s Witness, he knew of God’s promise that if he should one day fall asleep in death, he would be resurrected to perfect life on a paradise earth without any more pain or suffering. 


Vincent closed his eyes and took his final breath on May 6, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. He was proceeded in death by his brother: Derrick Dwayne Martin, whom he loved dearly. Vincent leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved wife: Brenda Fuller-Tims; mother: Bobbie Jean Martin; step-father: George Dale Martin; children: Antoinette Brown, Deaveon Benjamin, Shavontae Brown, Vintavia Tims (Zachary), Amber Tims; siblings: Evelyn Willis (Eric), Tina Clark (Corey), Albert Martin (Shondi), Tenille Crew-Jenkins, Travis Crew, Felicia Martin, Claudell Martin, Tamera Martin Gray (Eddie), Terrell Martin; five grandchildren; best friend: Terrance Barfield, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends near and far. 



                                                                                          ~ Message to My Big Brother~


My “Bubba” my heartbeat, my love, there are no words to express what I am feeling in missing your presence. You thought I was your rock, when you were mine all along.  We shared a special bond as brother and sister, one that I will cherish until I see you again.  Those long talks will be missed, your laugher will be missed, but most of all your love.  I love you with everything I have inside me and one day, when Jehovah calls your name, I will be there to welcome you back to perfect life eternal.  Until then, I know you are resting in Jehovah’s precious memories.    Love your baby sister ~ Tina


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