June 14, 1935 - November 14, 2019
Margaret Tillis was born to the late Angie Purnell Tillis and J.W. Tillis, Sr. on June 14 1935 in Carthage, MS. After moving to Jackson, MS in 1955, she became a dedicated cook for Saint Andrews Episcopal School until 1965. Therefore, Margaret moved on to become one of the top female de-bone butchers with The Jackson Packing Meat Company from 1967-1979. Margaret became a lifelong member of New Hope Baptist Church in 70th. In 1980, she became a loyal member of the Eastern Star Electa Grand Chapter Order in Jackson, MS. Margaret will always be remembered as a person of exemplary conduct and virtue. She was so compassionate and noble. She would go without so others could have. Her children and grandchildren meant everything to her. Margaret was the glue that held the family together. The sincere love she cultivated throughout our family and others impacted our lives beyond the imagination. Margaret met her lifelong soulmate Thomas Lee Jones in March of 1980. With this new beginning in her life, she was excited and accepted two stepdaughters as her own. She departed this life on November 14, 2019 and she was preceded in death by daughters, Margaret Ann and Lessie Bea; her parents, Angie and J.W. Tillis, Sr.; siblings, Eunice Dishmon, Neomi Sanders, Curtis Tillis, Johnny Tillis, Alice Tillis, Clora Mae Washington and Gladys Tillis. She leaves to cherish her life: soulmate, Thomas L. Jones; daughters, LaTonya (Reginald, Sr.) Harper, and Amy (David, Jr.); five grandchildren, Cameron, Zachary, Caylin, Reginald, III, Reginald, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Margaret Tillis was born to the late Angie Purnell Tillis and J.W. Tillis, Sr. on June 14 1935 in Carthage, MS. After moving to Jackson, MS in 1955, she became a dedicated cook for Saint Andrews Episcopal School until 1965. Therefore, Margaret... View Obituary & Service Information
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