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Doris North Tillman

March 17, 1923 ~ August 18, 2017 (age 94)

Doris North Tillman, 94, wife of the late Benjamin Ryan Tillman and a resident of Onancock died peacefully at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital on Friday, August 18, 2017. Born in Night’s  Station, Florida she was the daughter of the late Perry and Viola North. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and enjoyed quilting with the Johnson’s United Methodist Church quilters.

Doris was affectionately known as Granny to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Granny loved her family and was very close with her three grandchildren although she lived far away during their childhood. She spent many weeks in Virginia attending sporting events, school assemblies, graduations and weddings. She exhibited great patience through all stages of her grandchildren’s lives. Her great-grandchildren remember her as the best back scratcher, a best friend, bingo expert, card player and one that loved to play hide and seek. They always had special mail that involved treasures. Her family will miss her greatly.

Mrs. Tillman is survived by one daughter, Nancy Tillman Fox, (Tom); three grandchildren, Shannon Fox Edwards, (Drew), Emily Fox Purvis, (Michael) and Benjamin Thomas Fox, (Ashley), five great-grandchildren, Lily Edwards, Ava Purvis, Jackson Edwards, Carter Fox and Eli Fox and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. with the Rev. Daniel Lee Crockett officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church, 545 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles, VA. 23310.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
August 22, 2017

11:00 AM
Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434

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