Nathan Vincent

LAFAYETTE – Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Mount Zion Baptist Church; 3830 East Burton Sulphur, LA 70663.  Services at 4:30 PM with viewing 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Pastor Joseph Jordan, Pasadena Baptist Church, will officiate the services.

Nathan Vincent, 61, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at home with his loving family.

He leaves to celebrate his life: his devoted wife, Jennifer Simms Vincent; his loving daughter Jezelle Vincent; his caring brother Ivy Vincent, Jr.; along with a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ivy and Earnstine Vincent, Sr.; his brothers Felton Vincent and Larry Vincent.

Nathan Vincent was the youngest to the union of Ivy and Earnstine Vincent, Sr. on July 1, 1955.  He spent his life ministering to people of all ages, cultures and religion.  Nathan impacted many lives while sharing his love and wisdom of Jesus Christ and His word.

Brother Nathan accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age.  During that time, he was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.  While there he was a member of the youth ministry.  On January 1, 1994 he was ordained Minister Nathan Vincent at Faith Cathedral in New Iberia, LA.

He worked faithfully 30 years in the oil field for Pennzoil/Devon Energy.  During his time in the oil field, Nathan carried his love for Christ and expressed it without hesitation to all he encountered.  Many lives were impacted and was evident through their compassion during his time of need.  Not only did he share his love and wisdom, but he also displayed his warmth and laughter.  Off shore he was no longer known as Bro. Nathan, he was affectionately called “Sugar Bear”.

After retirement Nathan’s need for being a provider wouldn’t allow him to remain home.  He was determined to continue working.  Nathan became a faithful employee of University Hospital and Clinics.  He served as a Biomedical Tech, making sure the facilities medical equipment functioned properly.  This time Brother Nathan was able to minister to the patients and their families.

A man of integrity and discipline, Nathan was determined to sacrifice for his family by also operating his own business.  Nathan’s Electrical Service was successfully operated from 1994 until his death.  Many talents he had and many talents he allowed to drive him to the level of success that many could see.

Along with his loving wife, Brother Nathan would have Bible study, youth, single and married conferences in order to carry out God’s plan for his life.  Their marriage became a model for many.  During 37 years of marriage, Jennifer and Nathan ministered together.

In 2005, Destiny Camp International was birthed.  A dream that Jennifer had at the age of 16 became a passion for Nathan and Jezelle aka “Chicken”, his only daughter.  Together they taught many children and adults to swim.  The need to equip others with the ability to swim also stemmed from the loss of Nathan’s cousin and brother during their youth.  He was determined not to lose another loved one to water.

Nathan continued to minister, speak wisdom and counsel others until the day the Lord called him home on September 7, 2016.  Never wavering in his faith and knowing that God was his strength, p