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Cherry Ann Tillman - Class Of 1970 VIEW PROFILE



LaSalle 1970 Cherry Ann Tillman

Nov. 27, 1952 - Apr. 23, 2016

SOUTH BEND - Ms. Cherry Ann Tillman, 63, of South Bend, IN, passed away before sunset Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Memorial Hospital while surrounded by family and friends. She was born November 27, 1952, in South Bend, IN, to Albert Tillman and Gloria Lapaz (Simpson) Tillman.

After graduating from LaSalle High School, Cherry went on to work at Bendix (Honeywell), Raco, Unifrax and then returned to Honeywell, from which she retired in 2006. Cherry was a faithful member of River of Life Family Church, where she served as an usher and helped in the nursery.

Cherry was best-known for her contagious, infectious laugh, and her love for her pets. Her laughter seemed like it could be heard for miles upon miles. It was so infectious, you couldn't help but feel joy and laughter along with her. Everyone who came in contact with her immediately fell in love with her sweet and loving personality.

Cherry is survived by one child, Tomecia Williams of South Bend; two grandchildren, Jazmine S. Williams and Jalen I. Williams; brothers, Dana Tillman and Dion (Valerie Jean) Tillman, both of South Bend; sister, Davene Smith of Indianapolis, IN; and honorary sister and childhood friend, Pamela Carr-Kizer of California; as well as a host of cousins and other relatives, honorary children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Tillman and Gloria Foster; her brother, Keane Harvey; brother-in-law, Richard Smith; and uncle, Harry Simpson, Sr.

Funeral services for Cherry will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 30, 2016, in the River of Life Family Church, 530 E. Ireland Road, South Bend. Bishop Ralph Parker will officiate. Graveside services and burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Saturday in the church prior to services. Palmer Funeral Home - West Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be donated to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), 30 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602.

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 28, 2016

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