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Henry Level Tillman

May 8, 1939 January 12, 2019
Henry Level Tillman
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Henry L. Tillman, 79, of Pascagoula, MS, sailed across his final finish line on January 12, 2019. Henry was born on May 8, 1939 in Pascagoula to Marie Ezell Tillman and the late Captain Blackie Tillman. Henry loved boating and being on the water. His love and knowledge of boat handling came from working with his father in the family business of shrimping. Growing up working on a shrimp boat and pogie boats, along with a solid foundation from his father, he learned at a young age the benefits of hard work and the importance of taking care of family. He put himself through college then law school while working 2 jobs and raising his family. Henry earned the nickname “Big H” as a very competitive sailor, who felt very at home on the water. As a past member of Singing River Yacht Club he represented Pascagoula and SRYC very successfully on his boat “H” in many races all over the Gulf of Mexico. He had a passion for good food. He particularly enjoyed educating his grandchildren on the fine art of food preparation. Henry enjoyed cooking for his family and for large crowds. He was a 32 second degree mason. He belonged to the Elks Club and was past King of the Pascagoula Elks Lodge Carnival Ball. Henry attended The University of Southern Mississippi and was an avid Southern Miss fan. The social aspect of life, especially his fellowship with his friends was very special to him. He enjoyed a good challenge and met every challenge with a positive determination to succeed. He was a strong man who loved his family. Henry was a member of St. Pierre’s Episcopal Church in Gautier.
In addition to his father, Henry was preceded in death by his unforgettable first wife, Betty Jo Robertson Tillman; brothers, Jerrel and Harold Tillman; devoted second wife, Mary Joyce Thomas Tillman; granddaughter, Allison Busche; and step-daughter, Mary Thomas.
Along with his mother, Henry is survived by his daughters, Kim Tillman (Greg) Busche, Debbie Tillman, and Robyn Tillman James; step-son, Marques Thomas; grandchildren, Daniel Smith, Dana (Patrick) Beckham, Britney (Kyle) Hogan, Walter Henry Freeman, Alessandra Gabrielle Busche, Morgan Landry, Marques Thomas II, Sophia Freeman, and Isabella Thomas; six great-grandchildren; beloved baby sister, Norma Jean Beavers; along with nieces, nephews, other family members, and many wonderful friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS beginning at 2pm. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service.
Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.


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Visitation

Saturday

26

Jan

12:00 PM 1/26/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/26/2019 2:00:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 MS-63
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 MS-63 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States

Service

Saturday

26

Jan

2:00 PM 1/26/2019 2:00:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 MS-63
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 MS-63 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States
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