Theophilus “Tito” Baldwin, 59, a resident of Houston, TX and native of Jeanerette, LA., passed away on Wednesday October 31, 2018 at 6:07 AM at his residence in Houston, TX..
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the First Jerusalem Baptist Church 835 Monnot Rd. Jeanerette, LA 70544, from 9:00 AM until funeral services at 11:00 AM. with Reverend Arthur Lee Alexander officiating the services. Burial will follow in the Morning Pilgrim Cemetery of Jeanerette.
Theophilus Baldwin was born on July 21, 1959 to the union of Junius Baldwin, Sr. and Mary Alice Pierce in Baldwin, Louisiana. “Tito,” as he was known to many departed this life and entered into his eternal rest in glory on October 31, 2018 after a great fight with faith.
Spiritually, Tito dedicated his life to the Lord at an early age and was baptized at the Macedonia Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverenced Walter Richards. Scholarly, Tito attended the Jeanerette Senior High School, where he created friendships, which lasted throughout his lifetime. Professionally, he was employed as a truck driver for United Freight Logistics. Driving trucks was his passion and he did this for over twenty-five years.
Tito was definitely a family man, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies included cooking, partying, traveling, and watching football. His favorite teams was the New Orleans Saints. GO SAINTS!!
Memories of Theophilus Baldwin, a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, will forever remain in the hearts of his wife of thirteen years, Sharon Ausbie-Baldwin of Houston, TX; his mother, Mary Alice Pierce and her husband George; a step-mother, Shallow Phillips all of Jeanerette, LA; three children, Theopolis Baldwin, Jr. of Houston, TX, Tananna (Edward Polidore, Sr.) Baldwin and Angelica Baldwin both of Jeanerette, LA; four step-children, Brandon Allen of Jeanerette, LA; Sharonda Ausbie, Richard Ausbie, and Shakelia (Gary) Ausbie-Babers all of Houston, TX; twelve brothers, Robert Kennedy of Los Vegas, NV, Jack Baldwin Jr of Los Angeles, CA, Jerry Baldwin of Shreveport, LA, Joseph Alfred (Mae Gloria) of Lafayette, LA, Raymond Burney, Matthew Baldwin, Sr., Robert Lewis, Lonnie Joseph, and Donovan Lewis all of Jeanerette, LA, Barren Dean of Lafayette, LA, Andre Derouen of St. Martinville, LA and Cortez Lewis ( Kyla) of Westlake, LA; five sisters, Rosa Gray of Shreveport, LA, Cornelia (Jessie) Engleton of Jeanerette, LA, Annie (Johnell Jr) Lewis and Juanita (Anderson Jr) Clay of New Iberia, LA and Hilda Baldwin of Baton Rouge, LA; a step-brother, Gregory Pierce of Baton Rouge, LA; four brothers-in-law, Napoleon Ausbie, James Ausbie, Johnny Ausbie, and Emmerick Sonnier; four sisters-in-law, Claire Ausbie, Tishie Collins, Gloria Ausbie, and Barbara (William) Barkins; seventeen grandchildren, a special cousin, Gloria Bass, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Theophilus was preceded in death by his father, Junius Baldwin, Sr.; two grandchildren, Aneissa Baldwin, and Brentrell Allen; two sisters, Betty Sonnier and Betty Alfred; one brother, James Baldwin and a step-father, Walter Lewis, Jr.