Tommy Tillman, 61, known to family and friends as “Virgil,” was born to Edward and Sherelene Tillman on April 21, 1961 in Pittsburgh, PA. On August 11, 2022, Tommy peacefully gained his angel wings with his sister Kim at his side, in Sioux City, IA.
Over the years, Tommy lived in Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Sioux Falls, SD; and San Antonio, TX. Tommy was an adventurous man, who loved the views of being outdoors.
Tommy leaves behind three sisters: Faye, Frankie, and Kim Tillman; one brother, Gerald Tillman, Sr. and his wife Annette; one aunt, Barbara Balthazar; four nieces: Twan and Chanel Tillman; LaShaunda and her husband Robert Lee, and LeKena Morgan; five nephews: Jeremy, Gerald Jr., and Channing Tillman, Derrick Franklin, and Anthony Shamarr Morgan M.; and a host of cousins, extended family members, and friends.
Tommy was preceded in death by his beloved mother, father, and brother Edward Tillman, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are Gerald Sr., Gerald Jr., Jeremy, and Channing Tillman; Derrick Franklin; Shamarr Morgan; Anthony Morgan; Roddrick Carroll; and Toure.
A memorial in remembrance of Tommy will be held on Sunday, September 4 in Sioux City.
The Tillman family would like to thank everyone for their sympathy, prayers, and support during this difficult time. May God bless those whom he has met throughout his journey.
His wings were ready, but our hearts were not.
Fill Not Your Hearts
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,
But remember me in every tomorrow,
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smile,
I’ve only gone to rest a little while.
Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
My going has eased my hurt and given me relief.
So dry your eyes and remember me,
Not as I am, but as I used to be.
I will remember you all and look on with a smile,
Understand in your hearts,
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.