Obituary of Timothy E. Cain, Sr.
On Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023, God Called Timothy Eugene Cain, I (affectionately known as Timmy/Tim) home to eternal rest after a period of illness. Timothy was born on December 3, 1952, a military dependent to Glover and Gertrude Cain in Ft. Benning, GA. Tim’s father preceded him in death and his mother remarried to Robert Juhans (preceded him in death). Blessed with another father and 4 siblings, Tim attended Washington, DC public schools and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School. Throughout his life, he furthered his studies at the Federal City College, Bridgewater State University, Northern VA Community College, and Washington Bible College.
At an early age, Tim gave his heart to the Lord and accepted Jesus as his personal savior. He was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost, under the leadership of the late Apostle Smallwood E. Williams, Bible Way. He served on the Youth Usher Board, a member of the Sunbeam Club, the 10-16 Club, Sr. Young People’s Club and the Washington Maryland Diocese Choir.
Tim served his country in the U. S. Army, both here in the states and abroad, in Korea. In 1974, at a Bible Way Convocation in New York City, he met the future Mrs. Cain. In 1975 he married the love of his life Marian. Eventually the Lord would call him into the ministry, and he would spend years preaching the gospel through the country. From this union they have 2 children and five grandchildren (the grands affectionately called him Popi and granddaddy). He was employed at National Public Radio, Pepco (as a land surveyor), and several branches of the Federal government. He worked at the U.S. Government Printing Office, Dept. of the Navy, and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration as a Physical Science Technician in Cape Cod, Mass. While living in Cape Cod, Mass., he, and his family worshipped with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World under the leadership of the late Bishop Thomas J. Weeks, Sr. He and his family later relocated to Jacksonville, Florida there he served with the late Elder Abraham Daise.
Tim loved his wife, loved his children, and grandchildren. Whether you were a stranger or a friend, before leaving his presence, you knew that he was proud of and loved his family. Tim was a poet, and his inner self was reflected in his poetry. A collection of his poetry is filed in the Library of Congress.
After relocating back to the metropolitan area, Tim met the late Pastor William Swann. He and his wife Sandra invited him and his family to Holy Temple, then under the leadership of the late Honorable Bishop Joseph Weathers, and now the beloved Bishop David Myrick, Sr. After a very short period of visiting, he and his family became members of the Holy Temple Church of Christ. Tim served on the Male Chorus, Shepherds Choir the Brother Auxiliary, and also served as a minister at Holy Temple. In his later years, he would sit on the 4th or 5th pew and just enjoy himself and the service, to the fullest. An honorary member of the kitchen ministry. Whenever dinner was served in the Fellowship Hall, you could look up and see Tim faithfully clearing the tables without being asked. He enjoyed serving and helping people. Tim loved sports but he was a diehard Redskin (Commanders) fan. Though he had many challenges in life he yet loved the Lord. If you asked him how was he doing, he would reply, “I’m blessed and I am still here”.
Tim leaves to mourn, his loving wife, Marian; Children: Mechelle Gerlina Williams, Timothy Eugene II (Kimberly); Grandchildren: Jordan, Timothy Eugene III, MeKail, Hannah and Donovan; his loving mother, Mother Gertrude Juhans; Siblings: Edward Juhans (preceded in death), Deborah Perkins (John preceded in death), Diane Juhans, and Larry Juhans; Mother and Father-in-law Deacon Jerome and Missionary Lydia Stevens; Sisters-in-law: Patricia Payne (John), Beatrice Massie (Phillip) Daphne Stevens-Johnson, and Charlene Juhans; Brother-in-law Ronald Stevens (Tanya); godMothers: Delcie Brown and Cora Rious and godFather Willie Rious, all of whom preceded him in death; his devoted Cousin Sylvia Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. We will greatly miss TImothy Eugene Cain’s boisterous voice, engaging personality, and someone who would be a friend to anybody that he met.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Timothy Cain, Sr., please visit Tribute Store