Jeffery Gray Tillman

Jeffery Gray Tillman

October 4, 2022, 67, New Bern –

July 25, 1955 – October 4, 2022

Jeffery Gray Tillman, formerly of Mount Olive passed away on Tuesday, October 4 at his home in New Bern, NC. He was the son of the late James Weldon and Helen Malpass Tillman of Mount Olive; he is survived by his two daughters, Tara T. Edwards and her husband Brad of New Bern, and Lacy T. Stilley and husband Taylor of Grantham; a brother, Jimmy Tillman and wife, Vickie Best Tillman, of Wilson; two sisters, Jean Whetsell of Wilson, and Robin Whitman and husband Larry of Tampa, FL.; Jeff is also survived by his two grandchildren who were the apple of his eyes; Eva and Jase Edwards of New Bern; and the mother of his children, Mrs. Vickie Evans Tillman of Mount Olive.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by a daughter, Abby Tillman, and a brother, Maxton Tillman. Jeff was best known in Mount Olive for his time served at the Piggly Wiggly, where he was manager of the produce department for several years. He had also worked a short time at Food Lion and enjoyed the outdoors tremendously. Jeff loved time spent with family, especially his daughters and grandchildren, and eating those Mt. Olive Pickles.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 7, at 1 o’clock in the afternoon in Maplewood Cemetery, Mount Olive. Pastor Dwayne Boyd of the Faith Free Will Baptist Church, New Bern, will officiate the service. The family will received friends at the cemetery following the service, and at other times at the home of Mrs. Vickie Tillman in Mount Olive. Flowers are welcome