August 17, 1963 ~ June 22, 2020

Born in: Gary, IN
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Timothy (Tim) James Branch of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Timothy was born in Gary, Indiana on August 17, 1963.  He was a 1982 graduate of Westside High School and attended Iowa State University.  In 1996 Timothy moved to the Atlanta area where he became a member of New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia under the ministry of Bishop James H. Morton.  Timothy was employed as a computer analyst & product specialist for over 20 years.

Timothy is survived by his mother Catherine Patterson; sisters Etta (Kay) Collins and Angela Ferguson; Nephew Melvin; Nieces Catherine (Punkin), Dwainna, and Gabrielle (Gabby); Great -nephews, My’kel, Kamron, Daniel and Emanuel (EJ); Great-nieces Ny’arie and Ky’airra. Also, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  His memory will forever be cherished.

At the request of the family, please bring a face mask to wear during the visitation.


Visitation: June 28, 2020 12:00 pm - June 28, 2020 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


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    • Tim was serious about excellence in serving others via professionalism, knowledge and skill. And from this perspective we have all benefited much. He was, like us all, fallen and flawed, but he knew this well and looked savingly to the only One able to rescue from sin, death and hell, Jesus Christ. Therefore, we grieve terribly now, but not as those without certainty. By Christ’s grace, we will see you again. Rest well.

    • CandleImageTim was always so nice. Always spoke to me. He was never my manager, but I know he was always striving for the best on his team. He lived the RICOH values. So sorry to hear that he has passed. Condolences to his family.

  1. CandleImageIt saddens me to receive such news. Tim you were always good to me as a Manager. I appreciate the many things you taught me.
    Always and Forever❤️❤️❤️

  2. CandleImageTim was never my manager but I appreciated him as a person. His taste in fashion was exquisite. He was always inviting and pleasant to me, the world has lost a wonderful soul…Rest in peace

  3. I am very saddened to hear of timothy Branch passing. He was my manager and firm but fair man. He will be missed

  4. CandleImageRest In Peace to my good friend Tim Branch. I would have become the person I am professionally without your mentorship. He believed in being the best and built his people to be the best. You will be missed

  5. CandleImageMr. Branch hired me. I loved to make him laugh. I would remind his again and again that because he was Mr. Branch and he was our Manager he was the Branch Manager. He really cared for the people he supervised. We was One of the toughest and best managers I have ever had. I miss him.

  6. Tim, was a very strict manager. He just wanted us to be the best period. That was his goal. But he also had a big heart. He was truly an amazing man. He helped me through a very difficult time when my husband had cancer. I will miss him dearly.

  7. Condolences to Tim’s Family. May the most high and merciful Jehovah grant you comfort in theses times.
    Tim was my self appointed nemesis, we would always banter back n forth. Somehow he always seem to come out on top, which would crack me up and I’ll catch him walking away with that smile and grin that he brings out on rear occasions.
    You will truly be missed my friend, Rest In Paradise.

  8. Tim, was a strict manager. He wanted us to be perfect. We learned a lot from him. He also had a big heart. He helped me through a very difficult time when my husband was dying with cancer. I truly miss him.

  9. CandleImageTim was my manager and Friend he would talk to me about anything I will miss you my brother RIP

  10. CandleImageI have known Tim since we first both started at Lanier. He was a long time friend. He would always ask to hear stories of my kids, I would tell him the funny things that happened with my kids and he would laugh so hard. He had such a wonderful laugh, one that everyone could hear once he started. I am very proud to have been the friend of someone who has achieved so much. He will be missed dearly. Rest In Peace.

  11. CandleImageSharp! Sharp in his mind and his appearance. Tim was incredible we went from coworkers to buddy’s. My condolences to the family.

  12. CandleImageTim was one of the first people I met when I started work at Lanier/Ricoh and one of my first systems trainers. He was smart, funny and a great guy, he will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, the world is a little bit dimmer without Tim in it. R.I.P. buddy.

  13. I am saddened to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. Tim was and will always be a person of dignity, grace, style, and professionalism. Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. My his soul rest in ever lasting peace.

  14. Tm was my manager for many years and we always worked well together. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    Requiesce in pace

  15. CandleImageMy prayers and condolences to his family and friends! I’m so very sorry. Tim was always so kind whenever I saw him. May he rest in eternal peace!

  16. Timothy was always a sharp dresser and well groom, spoke to me about his believe in God and his love of Chicago. May you rest in peace brother.

  17. CandleImageSaddens me to hear this. Tim was a good man and co worker. I loved to hear his laugh and see his smile. Rest well my friend and know you are missed dearly !!

  18. CandleImageMy condolences to the family sending up many prayers. I am happy I was able to see you and give you a hug. Love…….

  19. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to his family, during this time of his loss. Tim was so nice to me and always shot that beautiful smile my way. He will be missed.

  20. Man a true soldier has left us but I know he is in a better place. He actually trained me on the job over 20 years ago and until this day I still apply some of his techniques. He was stern and strict but once you start pulling the peels of onion you start to see a man with a lot of heart, respect and culture. You will truly be missed brother. R.I.P.

  21. CandleImageTim was a wonderful man that cared about others and always had an ear if you needed it. We know he’s in a better place with God now.

    My condolences to those close to him. He will be missed.

  22. CandleImageTim and I had great conversations. He always encouraged one to their best. My condolences to his family.

  23. CandleImageTim you were always good to me as a Manager and mentor. My condolences and prayers to the family.

  24. CandleImageSending love and condolences to the family of Timothy Branch. I’ll never forget meeting Mr. Branch for the first time. I had just been listed as one of his new direct reports as a part of his promotion to Manager of Ricoh Corporations Printer Depot. Mr. Branch taught his entire team the meaning and the value of professionalism. Not just about being professional in the face of our many customers, but also to one another as teammates. I carry that lesson to work every day and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to know him and to work with him. God Bless Mr. Branch and all that feel sadness from this great loss.

  25. CandleImageI didn’t know him, but I extend my condolences to his family and friends. I am so sorry for your lost.

  26. CandleImageWhen I first came to work at Lanier Tim was my trainer. He was able to project that air of “imposing authority” when it was needed. It wasn’t until later that I got to understand that he was just the sort of man that didn’t put up with non-sense and more-so what he was about.

    I haven’t seen Tim in years but he left me with lasting, positive memories.

    My heartfelt condolences to his friends & family.

  27. My deepest condolences to the family, during this time of great loss. Tim was somewhat stern and honest but it was only a mere testament that we always knew where you stood in his eyes and yet I was sincere enough to tell him how much I appreciated that. Tim was also nice to me and always made sure we were all well respected that worked under him. He will most sincerely be missed.

  28. My sincere condolences to the family. Tim was a force to reckoned with, sometimes stern and sometimes compassionate. He always wanted the best from those who worked for him, but would also do whatever possible to help you achieve greater things. He will be missed

  29. I am sincerely saddened to hear of Tim’s departure from this life. Thank you, Mr. Branch, for sharing your knowledge and leading by professional example.
    P.S. I’ve proofread these 2 sentences 20 times!
    Who knew that those would be the 00″good ol’ days”?
    Until we meet again, sir.
    Thank you family, for the opportunity to share our thoughts.
    Thank you “mom”, for sending Tim’s favorite hometown potato chips. He shared them with hometown pride…on the days he “liked us” 😂.

  30. CandleImageProfessionalism, Consistency, Respect and Courtesy are a few words that come to mind when I think of Mr. Branch. I can’t think of a day when we didn’t have a good laugh. Even though I was a little stubborn, you never backed down from showing me the importance of being precise in everything I do. Because of Tim’s mentorship, I was able to accomplish many goals within a short period of time while at Ricoh. Tim was a great motivator! He simply wanted us to never get too comfortable, but continue to learn and grow. We miss you Brother. 🙁 My condolences to the Family

  31. CandleImageI remember Tim for his laughter and love of life! Whenever I spent time with Tim, he would always share a funny observation, or memory, that would bring a smile and laugh. All while being very distinguished. He could be very proper when the occasion called for it but he also knew how to have fun and make those around him feel relaxed, comfortable and appreciated.
    Rest in Peace, Tim. You will be missed.

  32. My sincere condolences to the Branch family. May the Lord comfort you all, and his soul Rest In Peace.

  33. CandleImageMy sincere condolences to the family. Tim was my manager for 6 years. Always very professional, he put great effort into making sure that his team was just as excellent and professional. I appreciate the lessons learned, the opportunity for growth under his leadership, and the lighter times that allowed us to see Tim as not just a ‘boss’ but as the real caring person that he could be. I also always wondered how he kept his desk so neat! 🙂 So many memories Mr. Branch – I will cherish them all, and give thanks for having known you. May your light continue to shine through those who love you – may you rest in peace and love.

  34. CandleImageMy condolences and prayers to Tim’s family. He was such a special person and I enjoyed many years of his love and special radiance. Rest well, my brother in Christ. I’ll see you soon.

  35. CandleImageTo a wonderful person and spirit , I’m so glad God put you in my path . It was a joy knowing , singing and fellowshiping with you. My prayers go to the family and love ones. Earth has no sorrow , that heaven cannot heal.

  36. CandleImageTimothy Branch you will always be in our hearts and thoughts Classmate of *82 * Westside cougar For Life !

  37. CandleImageI was blessed to meet Tim when I was first hired. We sat next to each other and Tim took me under his wing-his help was more than job related. I looked forward to each day just so I could see that beautiful smile and hear his laugh. We shared our belief in God and we shared stories about our families. He would call me his little sister and I called him my brother. Over the years as we moved to different areas, we lost our daily interaction but would talk from time to time. Tim could always make my day better. I love you my brother and I’ll see you again.

  38. CandleImageI feel extremely lucky to have known Timothy as an friend, associate, and manager. Tim truly cared about people and always strove to bring the “best” out in everyone. I learned a lot from Tim and I respected his thoughts and wisdom, and I will never forget the positive impact he made on my life. My condolences and prayers go out to Tim’s family. God bless you all.

  39. CandleImageTim I’ve known you for over 35 years. While you may not have come home often, or kept in regular contact, whenever we messaged it was like no time passed between us. Rest well classmate until the great reunion arrives. You will be missed!

  40. Tim was my trainer well over 20 years ago, we were born within a week of each other. I miss him and extend my condolences to his family.

  41. CandleImageTim, when I think of you, I immediately remember all the bike rides to places we (probably) weren’t supposed to be riding too (Miller beach, Glen Park, etc!!) You were always so much fun to be around and an awesome friend. Take your rest man of GOD. Your presence will definitely be missed. Condolences, love, and prayers to the family of Tim. Forever, West Side c/o ’82

  42. CandleImageTim was such a great Manager and a great person. Tim toughen me up in the workplace to be honest. Tim was not always easy on his employees but if he saw potential within you he will drill you to become the better person that you can become and that is what I will miss about Tim the most. Tim was a great mentor and I appreciate the conversations and all that he has taught me throughout the time I worked under him. You will be missed my brother and you will never be forgotten.

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