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Mrs. Nancy Thomas Tilley

April 16, 1937 May 23, 2019
Mrs. Nancy Thomas Tilley
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Obituary for Mrs. Nancy Thomas Tilley

DURHAM: Mrs. Nancy Thomas Tilley passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. Mrs. Tilley was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt who shaped not only the lives of her family but the lives of thousands of students as an English teacher for over 30 years. Mrs. Tilley enjoyed growing a garden, bicycle rides with her sons, bowling with her husband, and teaching. As a member of Gorman Baptist Church, she served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member, on multiple boards and a host of other ministries.

Mrs. Tilley is predeceased by her husband, Dolphus E. Tilley; son, Dr. Marcus R. Tilley; and parents, Katie G. and Emsely Thomas. Mrs. Tilley is survived by her son, Daniel G. Tilley and wife Kimberly; daughter-in-law, Candis K. Tilley; grandchildren, Gabriel G. Tilley and wife Mackenzie, Harrison D. Tilley, Kathryn T. Johnson and husband Tyler; great-granddaughter, Tinley B. Johnson; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25th at Gorman Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow the services in the Tilley Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gorman Baptist Church: 3315 E. Geer St., Durham, NC 27704; or Duke HomeCare and Hospice: Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

Mrs. Nancy T. Tilley will be greatly missed by family and friends.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation Prior to the Service

Saturday

25

May

12:00 PM 5/25/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 5/25/2019 2:00:00 PM
Gorman Baptist Church

3315 East Geer Street
Durham, NC 27704

Gorman Baptist Church
3315 East Geer Street Durham 27704 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

25

May

2:00 PM 5/25/2019 2:00:00 PM
Gorman Baptist Church

3315 East Geer Street
Durham, NC 27704

Gorman Baptist Church
3315 East Geer Street Durham 27704 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Tilley Family Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cliffside Drive
Durham, NC 27704

Cliffside Drive Durham 27704 NC
United States
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