Carol Ann Tillman

Published 5:00 am Friday, June 1, 2007

Services for Carol Ann Tillman, 66, of Franklin County, who diedon Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the University Medical Center inJackson will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul United MethodistChurch in Roxie with the Rev. Philip Hidelberg officiating..

Burial will follow at the Sixteen Cemetery in Roxie under thedirection of the George F. West Funeral Home in Natchez.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at theWashington Funeral Home in Tylertown, and from 4 p.m. until 8 the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Roxie. It will also beSaturday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the St. Paul United MethodistChurch in Roxie.

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Mrs. Tillman was born Dec. 28, 1941, in Port Gibson, thedaughter of the late Joe Smith Sr. And Gertrude Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister.

Mrs. Tillman started her Christian journey early in life as amember of Campbell Chapel Church, and later became a member of St.Paul United Methodist Church. She was a role model teacher in theFranklin County School system for over 25 years, and upon occasiontaught for Alcorn State University Nursing school. She didn’t mindbeing a pioneer and standing upon the principles she believed in.Upon her retirement, she established Tillam Real Estate CompanyInc. She always believed in being firm, fair and friendly, and waswilling to assist others in anyway possible. Mrs. Tillman wasactive in her community and enjoyed working for Jesus along sideher husband. She was an alumni of Alcorn State University and amember of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.  During her lifetime shereceived numerous awards and recognition for her service but nonecompared to her dedication and devotion to her family. She was aloving wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin andfriend to many. She will be missed but not forgotten.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to Dr. Charles J.D. Tillman, 44years ago. In addition to her loving husband, Mrs. Tillman leavesto celebrate her life and to cherish fond memories, her children -Daphne (Stanfort), Tara, Cassandra, Andrea and Joel (Alanda) aswell as her grandchildren, Garciea, Janna, Jada, LaJoy, Chandler,Tristan and Joel. She is also survived by two brothers, Joe Jr.(Ann) and Thomas (Margaret); one sister, Mary; one aunt, Marie; anda host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Feon Smith, Michael Smith, Bobbie Morris,Stanfort Perry, Manuel Bonds and Vincent Bonds.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Douglad (D.D.) Fitzgerald, BillHalford, Albert Brown, Thomas Smith, Joe Smith Jr., Robert TillmanJr.