In Memory of



Obituary for Nelse Tillis

Nelse Tillis was born on November 4, 1944, to Eddie and Perry D. Tillis in Marshall TX. He received his formal education in Marshall ISD. Nelse Tillis accepted Christ early in life. He retired from construction work after many years. He enjoyed listening to his CB Radio in his past time.

Nelse Tillis departed this life on July 21, 2023. In addition to his parents, Nelse was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Louise Tillis and Jaunita Tillis; brother, Ennis Tillis; brother-in-law, Augusta Vance; grandson, Jeremiah St. Jullian Tillis; and his beloved dog, “Roc” Tillis.

To cherish his memory, he leaves: two daughters, Tawanna Tillis of Marshall, TX and Kesha (Anthony)Bruno of Laplace, LA; four sons, Larry Grant of Dallas, TX, Anthony (Shonda) Tillis of Houston, TX, Nelse Tillis Jr. of Houston, TX and
Robert (Tonia) Jones of Alexandria, LA; three sisters, Delois Vance, Myrtle (Herman)Williams and May Nealey all of
Houston, TX; one brother, Morris (Emily) Tillis of Houston, TX; 15 grandchildren,17 great-grandchildren, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.