- December 18, 1971 - December 7, 2012
- Kalamazoo, Michigan
of Julia's Passing
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“If we secure ourselves against the storms of this life
by grounding our souls in the Words of our God,
covering our sorrows within his loving...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Marie Zych
“Julia was such a kind and caring person. Most of our conversations took place in the break room at PNC, where she was always getting a cup of coffee...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Heather Reid - Cincinnati, OH
“My prayers go out to Julia's family and friends during this difficult time. Julia was a beautiful woman with a heart as big as the ocean. She will be...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Kay - Cincinnati, ME - co-worker
“I send my prayers to Julia's family. May the love you shared and the happy memories comfort you in your time of sorrow. Julia's open heart and...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Kim Fultz - Co-worker
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Tillman family.
The cash posting dept will not be the same. Our quick start meetings just are not the same...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: Melissa Robinson - Rising Sun, IN
“Julia was a thoughtful friend, classmate at IWU, and colleague at PNC. I am blessed for having known her and will miss her.
6 of 37 | Posted by: Jay Wampler - West Chester, OH
“My heart and prayers to the family and friends of Julia. She was such a sweet person and will be missed by all.
7 of 37 | Posted by: Amy Kobs - Cincinnati, OH
“Nina and Family,
I first met Julia when she came to work in our department at Star Bank in the mid 1990s. She was just a kid then, but her kindness...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Dan Wehry - Cold Spring, KY
“One cannot understand why someone so loved and cherished could be taken from this life too soon. I cannot imagine the grief you are feeling at this...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Betsy Bobb - Kalamazoo, MI
“There are not enough words to say when you lose a loved one.... Very sorry for your loss, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
10 of 37 | Posted by: Heather Morgan - MI
“May the grace and peace of the living God be upon all of Julia's family and friends at such a difficult time.
Julia was such a unique and...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Dr. Mark Brooker - Cincinnati, OH
“My heart and prayers go out to Julia's friends and family during this difficult time. Her warm personality was such a ray of light at our office...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Aimee Sheenan - Friend/Coworker
“We would crack up laughing for hours...Truly one of a kind...I'll miss you greatly.
13 of 37 | Posted by: Matt Swearingen - Mason, OH
“Julia, I remember thinking how beautiful your face was the day we started at National City together, only to later learn your insides were even more...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Christy - Co-worker
“Julia's will be missed. We are praying for all of our family and Julia's friends as well.
15 of 37 | Posted by: Rev. Brian A. Tillman - GA
“To Nina, and your loving mother aka Midgee please know that I am sending my condolences and love to your family. I am sad to know we have lost...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Renee Lee - Cincinnati, OH
“He will swallow up death in victory;and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. Family,friends co-workers,and all who knew Julia I pray for...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Loretta Johnson - Houston, TX
“I had the pleasure of meeting Julia this fall and working with her on some special projects at PNC. I especially remember our shared love for...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Heather Falmen - Louisville, KY
“What to say? All my love to her friends and family. Tremendously beautiful person, now a beautiful soul. We have a new star shining brightly in...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: Benjamin Rosich - Florence, KY
“Julia I miss you so much.
What a kind, sweet and gentle soul.
May God bless you and keep you.
I love you little sister.
20 of 37 | Posted by: Renee Snell - Cincinnati, OH
“Julia what a beautiful person you were inside and out. It has been my pleasure working with you. May you rest in peace now.
21 of 37 | Posted by: Terri Carter - Taylor Mill, KY
“will miss you Julia
22 of 37 | Posted by: rosi
“The beautiful beloved Julia............A ray of sunshine taken from us to soon. We were more than co-workers we had become great friends over the...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Christie Berling - Cold Spring, KY
“Julia was always very helpful and kind to everyone. I was just getting to know her and I will already miss her very much! What a tragedy to lose...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Robin Ramsey - Cincinnati, OH
“Julia was a ray of sunshine every morning. I always looked forward to and appreciated her beautiful smile and sweet voice. Knowing and working with...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Pat West - Cincinnati, OH
“I was not as fortunate as many others to interact with Julia every day, but ALL of us here in the Cincinnati office were blessed by her presence, and...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: John E. Merritt - Cincinnati, OH
“The to family if Julia Tillman. My name is Valerie Cox and I was Julia's supervisor when she worked for Radiant Research. She was one of my favorite...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Valerie Cox
“I am very sadden by Julia's passing. I have always enjoyed her company. From time to time she would get on me for scaring her. I will miss her very...Read More »
28 of 37 | Posted by: Bobby Miller - Cincinnati, OH
“To the Tillman Family, my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Julia will be greatly missed.Pam Turner
29 of 37 | Posted by: Pam Turner - Cincinnati, OH
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and please know that there is one more person whom Julia has touched with her light and for that I am forever...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Tammy Cole - Cincinnati, OH
“The Kendrick Family is so grateful to Julia and Morgan for all the help they gave us during our mother's last years. We send our sympathy to those...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Margaret K. Hostetter - OH
“Julia will be missed by all those that worked with her. I am so saddened by her passing. I pray for her family and loved ones during this very...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Candy Freede - Cincinnati, OH
“Julia was a wonderful kind hearted person and I am blessed to have gotten to know her over the last year. Such a tragic loss. My heart and thoughts...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Valerie Arcuri - Cincinnati, OH
“Dear Parents, family and friends, We who knew and worked with Julia were truly blessed by her gentle words and attitude. She was so kind and was...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Lynne Arias - Burlington, KY
“Julia will be greatly missed.
35 of 37 | Posted by: Teri Conn
“Julia was a beacon of light and opportunity here! Julia was always positive and helped others around her elevate themselves! Julia will be missed...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: Tonya Stewart - Alexandria, KY
We had only just become close friends this year and I will miss you every day. You were one of my biggest supporters in everything I wanted...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Kimberly Reilly - Cincinnati, OH
Tillman, Julia S December 7, 2012, Age 40 years. Memorial Service at Rockdale Baptist Church, 530 Forest Av, Cincinnati on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Friends may call Saturday, December 15 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Rockdale Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Julia Tillman Fund at any PNC Bank Branch. Condolences to www.jcbattleandsons.com Life Story Julia Sheree Tillman lovingly called (Jilly) departed this life on Friday December 7, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the daughter of Earl Tillman and Mildred Marie (Thigpen) Tillman. She was born in Kalamazoo Michigan December 18, 1971. Julia graduated from Gull Lake High School in Richland Michigan. She attended college at the University of Cincinnati, and later completed her undergraduate work at Wesleyan University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After a short hiatus Julia started a Master's program which she completed in August 2012. She received a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. She has been employed by PNC Bank in the accounting dept since Aug of 2006 where she last held the title Equipment Finance Servicing Specialist. She loved learning and enjoyed reading, and moved by that she volunteered to teach others how to read. She just recently taught herself to crochet so she could make and donate blankets to the homeless. She loved watching movies and spending time with her family, friends, and pets Madeline, Cody, Angel and Ci-Ci. Everyone that Jilly came in contact with was touched by her warm beautiful smile, which surely will remain with them the rest of their lives. She leaves to cherish her memory 20 siblings: To the union of Earl and Mildred are Nina Tillman-Taylor (Kenneth) of Nashville TN, Earl Jr. of Kalamazoo MI, Rodney Tillman of Cincinnati, OH, Vincent(Natalie) Tillman of Fort Wayne IN, Eric(Debbie) Tillman, of Kalamazoo, MI, Rhonda(Robert) Tillman of Kalamazoo, MI, Stephanie(Darryl) Staats, of Clarksville, TN, Stepmother Shirley Jordan-Tillman: Kayla, Jordan, and Starr Tillman of Portage, MI. Brandi, Iris, Joseph, Cory, Kimberly, Scherrie, Shavon, India, and Michael Thigpen of Kalamazoo, MI. (4) Step Brothers and Sisters, Al and Brittney White, Josh and Jamilla Jordan, special friend Morgan of Cincinnati, OH, and a very special Niece Arianna Isabelle Tillman, aunts Jimmie Gardner of Garland, TX, Bessie Shephard of Dallas, TX. Uncles, Clarence (Zola) Thigpen of Columbia, SC. and Rev. Fred Tillman(Maethella) of Detroit, MI, Margaret Wiggins(Rayford) of Philadelphia PA, Marzella Preyer of Beatrice, AL, Special cousin: Craig Tillman of Detroit MI, and host of cousins, nieces, nephews extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her Grandmother Ivery Belle Dawson and Grandfather Ernest Royster.