Kelvin Tims

Kelvin "Buddy" Tims

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Kelvin “Buddy” Tims was born on March 15, 1956, to Ms. Mary Ellen Tims, in Chicago, Il. Kelvin was educated in Martin Luther King Jr. High School from which he graduated in Chicago, Il. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he spent 12 years and later he retired from the Federal Correctional Institution, where he worked as a lieutenant. Kelvin was a well respected man among his family, friends and his co workers. Kelvin wasn’t a member of Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church, however, he would attend services there and was willing to do anything to help around the church. He never met a stranger and would do anything to help anyone. He passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clera Mae Martin-Tims and a sister, Theora Tims.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving mother, Mary Ellen Tims, Chicago, Il.; a loving daughter, Kelly Tims Brooks (Ronald), Barksdale AFB, La.; his two wonderful grandchildren, Nehemiah and Naomi Brooks, Barksdale AFB, La.; two brothers, Alan (Elizabeth) Tims and Kurt Tims, both of Chicago, Il.; two sisters, Geraldine Watts and Vanessa Tims, both of Chicago, Il.; his loving god mother, Luberta Orr, Jesup, Ga. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.
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  • Celebration of Life for Kelvin "Buddy" Tims

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church
    401 W. Pine Street
    Jesup, GA 31545
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Remains will lie in state for viewing 1 hour (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) prior to service.
    Pastor Darryl Cherry


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Paul E Hinch

Posted at 11:50pm
Lieutenant Tims was a mentor to me when I started in the Bureau Of Prisons. I will miss you guy. You was a wonderful supervisor and helped me a lot even today in my career. RIP Buddy.

Terri Whitehead

Posted at 09:30pm
Tim Diggity😊. It seems as if it was yesterday we were at somebody's house having a good time, in Beaumont....playing cards, celebrating, or just being there for each other. The advice...the memories, you will be missed.
Terri Whitehead

Pennie Sam

Posted at 09:48am
Tim Diggity you will be truly missed. I will miss you calling to check on me and my baby girl and giving advice on life and the BOP. Rest well my friend until we meet again.

Montie Watkins

Posted at 08:29am
Tim you be missed. You were and still will be a good friend. Now that you are going to a better place. Rest peaceful my brother.

Melanie Ned

Posted at 11:38pm
He was better known to us at FCC BEAUMONT as Tim Diggity. He will be greatly missed. Rest in heaven until me meet again. Good night my brother see you in the morning

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