Cover photo for Deacon Raymond Vincent's Obituary
1945 Deacon 2022

Deacon Raymond Vincent

July 21, 1945 — August 23, 2022

Elgin, Texas

Life’s Epitome

“Old soldiers never die, Never die, never die
Old soldiers never die — They simply fade away.
Old soldiers never die, Never die, never die,

Old soldiers never die — Young ones wish they would.”
“Now somewhere, there stands the man
His duty o’er and won
The world will ne’er forget him
To him we say, ‘Well done.’

Deacon Raymond Vincent

Earthly Arrival – July 21, 1945

Heaven Departure – August 23, 2022

Mr. Raymond Vincent, a lifelong resident of Elgin Community, was born on July 21, 1945, to Marion Vincent and Katherine Thomas Vincent in Elgin, Bastrop County, Texas.

Raymond grew up with a strong Christian foundation and Godly parents; Raymond accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mount Moriah Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R. A. Westbrooks. Raymond attended Booker T. Washington High School in Elgin, Texas. Upon graduating he joined the United States Army, where he served in the Vietnam War and finished up with the National Army Guard. Raymond received many ribbons and medals including, a Bronze Star Medal, and rank to Staff Sergeant before retiring with twenty-five years. He paid his dues at Elgin Brick Yard, and Austin State School.  Raymond’s last job was at a group home for Adults with disabilities.

On February 14, 1970, Raymond was united in Holy Matrimony to Elois Jean Cook. They combined their families together and became the favorite Uncle and Aunt, raising many children including grandchildren. The couple was famous and known as Diamond and Lady Diamond of Elgin on the citizens band radio, talking short and long distance.  They were favored with forty-eight years of marriage at the time her passing in 2018.

Raymond took a step to his church, Mount Moriah, and all the members caught his hands, and they made many steps togethers.  He became very active, volunteering in all the ministries.  When covid-19 hit, all the seniors stayed home and joined service by phone. Raymond was one that learned the media fast, and one of the first to returned to the building.  He was placed on trial for the Deacon Board, he studied his book and the Bible, asking questions and holding steadfast.  He was ordained on March 13, 2022.

On August 23rd, the bugle horn was sound and Raymond, the solider took his final command, and went HOME!

I have finished a good fight…I have finished my course…

I have kept the faith…

Brother Vincent leaves in God’s hands to cherish his priceless legacy during their quiet moments with Christ, his sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews covering three to four generations, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, aunts, and uncles, his in laws and a host of other relatives and friends, including Mount Moriah Church family.

Take Your Rest…You will always be our heart….

Until we meet again…Love You!

Deacon Raymond Vincent, 77, of Elgin, entered to Enternal Rest on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, with his family at his bedside.  Family and friends will gather on Monday, August 29th at Elgin Funeral Home, from 6 to 8:00 PM for a visitation..  There will be a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, August 30th at 11:00 AM at Mount Moriah Baptist Church with Pastor Steven Ward presiding.  The interment will be Thursday, September 1st at Central Texas State Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, August 29, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

701 S Main St, Elgin, TX 78621

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery of Killeen

11463 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542

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