March 16, 1977 - October 17, 2020
On Saturday, October 17, 2020 our beloved “Gentle Giant” entered “The Pearly Gates of Heaven “ greeted by his parents, James and Janice Tippins. JaVon graduated from Saginaw High School “Class of 1996”. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and his passion for culinary arts saw him employed at Covenant Healthcare and Hooters as a cook. JaVon also had a passion for fishing, hunting and could grow a garden that would light up the neighborhood. JaVon was the most humble, sweet person and was always giving advice to young men. On July 1, 2000 he married Venita Gaines and welcomed four beautiful daughters, Z’Miece Gaines, Mercedez Willis, KeNisha Newsom and Br’Gett Tippins. For 20 years JaVon enjoyed being a dad. Most called him a “true diehard dad”. He never missed any events with his daughters. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. To cherish his wonderful memories other than his wife and daughters is his brother, James “Jamie” Tippins; grandchildren, Z’Variyon, Harmani Gaines, D’Quorion Newsom, Jerzee, Guadalupe Jr. Doss, Mi’Kya Southward and Z’Mariyon Christian; nieces and nephews, Lee, Jr., Brittney Sharpe, Jeremiah and Ja’Naisa Gaines including special niece LaToya Gaines; special aunt, Rosalind Tillman; special cousin, Russell Richards, NiKeya (Tony) Anderson, Dr. Montelle (Melinda), Marques, Bobby Lewis and Elisha Tillman; aunts, Wilma Wirrick, Cecelia Rolling, Linda (Robert) Wilson, all of Texas, Mary Whatley, Janice, Judy Tippins; uncles, Anthony, Randy and Derek Tippins, all of Alabama; godchildren, Arthur Wells, Deondre Blackmon and Nyashia Williams; mother-in-law, Hattie Gaines; brother-in-law, Jacob (Kimberly) Gaines III along with other relatives and friends; brothers of love, Donald Freeman, Torrey Jenkins, Reginald Robinson, Joshua (Brandy) Brown, Ras Marselis, Aaron Latimer, Sr., Henry Pritchett, Pastor Russell R. Wise and Kevin Mike Gloss. JaVon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Rosie Lewis, James and Mary Tippins; sisters, Bridgette Sharpe, Janice Whitfield; father-in-law, Pastor Jacob Gaines, Jr.; niece, Kianna Wray; nephew, Jacob Gaines IV; aunt, Charlie Gray, Linda Tippins; uncle, William Tippins and Larry Lewis and a dear friend, Albert Wells. The family would like to express special thanks to Jacob (Kimberly) Gaines III, Pastor Wilma Weems, Andrea Coleman, Saginaw High “Class of 89”, Bryant and Toya Epperson, Jeffery and Paula Thompson, Valerie Toney, Zet England, Joshua Brown, Torrey Jenkins, Donald Freeman and Reginald Robinson, Francise, Stacy Pought, Micshell Ray and Family, MCSI and the Lyles family. Visitation will take place from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020, at Evans & Browne's Funeral Home, 441 N. Jefferson Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607. A private funeral service will be held. Min. Russell Wise will officiate.
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