Glenda Elizabeth Tilson, age 93, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Erwin, TN and a daughter of the late Wilson Bass and Effie Lew White Overton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn G. Tilson in 2004; brothers, Aahmes Overton and Burney Overton; and sister, Sue Janet Walker.
Glenda was a member of First Baptist Church of Erwin. She worked as a Registered Nurse and retired in 1982.
Glenda has left behind:
Daughters: Mary Lew Higgins and husband Doug;
Janet Green and husband Allen
Sons: Joe Tilson and wife Susan;
David Tilson and wife Gina Marie
Grandchildren: Paul Green
Lew Anne Pilgrim
10 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Glenda Elizabeth Tilson to be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Dr. Ray Sorrell and Rev. Aahmes E. Overton will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 12:30 PM and continue until service time. A graveside committal service will be held following the funeral at Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Green, Austin Green, William Tilson, Michael Tilson, Ira Lemmon, Rob Stromberg, and Max Senn. Honorary pallbearers will be P03 Daniel Tilson, U.S. Navy, Virgil Moore, Ernest Snyder, Bill Padgett, Jack Stallard, and Lynn Erwin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to First Baptist Church, 200 Love St. Erwin TN.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Glenda Elizabeth Tilson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.