Mrs. Estelle Ellis Tillman

Published 3:55 pm Thursday, December 30, 2010

By Staff
Mrs. Estelle Ann Ellis Tillman, age 95, a former resident of 489 E. Water St., Belhaven, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Beaufort County Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Burke Holland. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.
Mrs. Tillman was born in New Hope Township, Chatham County, on Aug. 9, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Joseph (Jodie) Andrew Ellis and Mannie Copeland Ellis. On May 18, 1941, she married Charles Brantley Tillman who preceded her in death on March 27, 1991. She was a homemaker, a member of Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church, the Ladies Aid of the church, and a member of the Bridge Club.
She is survived by her sons: Charles Brantley Tillman, Jr. and wife, Carol, of Raleigh, N.C. and Roger Ellis Tillman of Sarasota, Fla.; her grandchildren: Catherine Brooks Tillman Brown and husband, Andre´, of Raleigh, N.C. and Carol Elizabeth Tillman Robin and husband, Phil, of New York, N.Y.; her brothers: Bob Ellis and wife, Edna, of Stedman, N.C. and Wallace Ellis of Siler City, N.C.; her sister: Zilpha Ellis Cooley of Pittsboro, N.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Andrew Ellis, Lilla Ellis Garrett, Arther Ellis, Luther Ellis and Inez Ellis Truelove.
The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of her son, Brantley Tillman, located at 602 E. Water St., Belhaven.
Memorials may be made to the Pungo District Hospital Foundation, Attn: Arden Root, 202 E. Water St., Belhaven, NC, 27810.
Condolences may be offered the family by visiting
Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to be serving the Tillman family.
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