Loretta F. Tillman was born on May 7, 1950 in Meridian (Lauderdale County), Mississippi to Aaron Tillman and Lucy M. Tillman. She was raised in the rural community of Meridian (Sandflat), Mississippi. Loretta was the youngest of five children and one of three daughters. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Hines, Juanita Tillman and one brother Aaron Tillman Jr., all of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father Aaron Tillman Sr., Lucy Mae Tillman (mother) and Samuel Franklin Tillman (brother).
Loretta was a 1969 graduate from Robert A. Taft High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and joined the United States Army at the age of seventeen. She eventually decided to make the United States Army her career, spending twenty-two plus years serving her country. During her service with the Military Loretta reached the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Loretta last worked for the United States Army Aberdeen Proving Ground located in Aberdeen, Maryland. She was a brave and loyal soldier and received an honorable discharged from the United States Army in 1992. After her retirement Loretta decided to move back near her family in Cincinnati, Ohio where she lived until her last days on earth.
Loretta, was a very fun loving person who loved to joke around with her family and friends. Her family described her as “Selfless.” Loretta, known as “Faye” was very caring and giving of her time and resources to her family and friends. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.
Loretta was a loving aunt, retired veteran and was a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal award from the United States Armed Forces in 1986. Loretta “Faye” Tillman, was 68, at the time of her passing at Ivy Woods Care Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 18, 2018.
Her legacy includes a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends who loved her dearly. Those who knew her would concur that she would want us to celebrate her life and honor her by caring for each other and enjoying our time together.