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Jakes Performs Eulogy; Calls Tims Unhappy, Broken & Afraid

Initially, there were only quiet rumblings about it, but the family kept a pretty tight lid on who would be delivering the official eulogy when Zachery Tims was laid to rest. But it turned out to be true that Bishop TD Jakes was indeed the man chosen for the job.

Instead of glossing over the obvious issues Tims battled before being found dead in a New York hotel last Friday, Jakes got right to the heart of the matter at First Baptist Church of Orlando Saturday where nearly five thousand showed up for the funeral.

He compared Tims to Jacob in the Bible before God changed his name to Israel, saying "Dr. Tims" was different from "Zach."

"I thought I was the only one who knew how unhappy Zach was, how broken he was, how afraid he was if anybody was to see any flaw in him. He tried hard to heal himself, to fix himself," Jakes said, according to LA Times

"I don't know what happened in that room in New York, but I can only hope that as Zach was dying, Dr. Tims stood up," Jakes said.

Currently, there is suspicion that drugs were somehow involved in the preacher's death. For now, no one knows what really happened on that fateful day. Perhaps the toxicology reports will give more insight once we receive them.

According to The Christian Post, investigators are looking into the possibility that someone else may have been in that room with Tims. Investigators were reviewing surveillance video to see whom Tims may have been traveling with and if anyone had visited the room in which he was staying, reports WFTV in Orlando.


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