Timmoxena was born February 9, 1927, to the late Jessie Mae and Charles H. Byrd in Sommerville, Texas. She passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Timmoxena, known to most as “Timm,” was raised in Waco, Texas. She attended the Second Baptist Church there and accepted Christ at an early age. After graduating from high school, she traveled to California with her mother and sister in 1944. In 1946 they moved to Santa Barbara, California and she joined the Second Baptist Church in there.
In 1947 Timm met and married the love of her life, Silas Jackson Sr. in Santa Barbara, California. To this union were born three sons, Silas Jackson, Jr., Gregory Jackson, and Anthony (Tony) Jackson.
Upon arriving in Santa Barbara Timm was a domestic worker until she joined the Santa Barbara City Housing Authority from which she retired after 14 years of service.
Timm was a loving wife and mother, and she doted on her family. Her family was everything to her, and she was enormously proud of all of them. She was the matriarch of this family, and she was given the respect that was due a Queen. She raised her sons with a firm but loving hand. She loved celebrating each birthday and made sure each card was read aloud. The holidays were always celebrated with the house bursting at the seams as the family grew and grew, but she never complained because she loved having her family around her!
Next to God and her family was church. Timm loved everything there was about church. She held numerous church positions. Blessed with a beautiful voice, her favorite church activity was as a member of the choir, serving for many years as the choir president. She also served for years as the church secretary. She was a faithful, and hardworking member of the church attending every Sunday, while her health allowed. As her health declined, she could be found in her den looking through her hymnal song book softly singing.
Timm was preceded in death by her parents Jessie Mae Jones and Charles Byrd, sister Charles Etta Jackson and loving husband Silas Jackson Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving sons, Silas Jr. (Diana), Gregory (Oksu), and Tony; Grandchildren, Shawn, Cassandra, Vanessa, Jafari, Alya, Kwamé, and Kofi; Great-Grandchildren Taylor, Tamara, Daniel, Jalen, Emica, Avery, Tuli, Sadie, Silas, Kayman and Kruz. Also, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Timm was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend! She will be missed and forever be in our hearts. We know that she is in a better place, and we will see her again.
Services for Timm will be held on Saturday August 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.am. at the Welch-Ryce Haider Funeral Chapel, 450 Ward Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93111. We ask that everyone please wear masks.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations to be made in her memory to Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 430 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101.