Betty Ruth Tillis March 6, 1933 - November 28, 2020

Betty Ruth Tillis, 87, of Mills River passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020.  She was the daughter of the late Francis and Ruth Gray Morgan.  She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Curtis W. Tillis; a son, David Tillis; and a grandson, Taylor Caldwell.

She is rejoicing in Heaven and will be greatly missed by her loved ones.

Surviving to cherish her memory are two daughters, Kovie Tillis and Zanna Tillis Shew (Curtis). The loves of her life, two grandchildren, Chelsea Dozier (M.A.) and Caylie Shew; and three great-grandchildren, Bentley Williams, Ridgelee and Mathias Dozier.

The family requests memorials be made to the Four Seasons Foundation: 211 N. Main St., Hendersonville NC 28792.



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  1. Nancy Iwen says

    Dear Zanna, Chelsea, Caylie, and Kovie
    My sincerest, heartfelt condolences over the loss of your mother/grandmother. I’m so very glad I got to meet and know her a little. She was always cheerful, and so inviting. She made everyone feel like they were so special. What a lovely photo of a lovely woman. She was very lucky to have had all of you at the end. I will miss her. Love and Hugs, Nancy

  2. Jody Walker says

    Covie & Zanna,
    So sorry for your loss! Your mom touched so many lives and leaves behind a wonderful legacy in both of you and the girls. She is rejoicing with your dad, Taylor and your brother. There is peace knowing she is whole again and we will see each other again. Praying and sending love!💕 Jody & the boys

  3. Steve and Cindy Millay says

    We are so sorry about the loss of your mother Zanna. But rejoice, she is in the presents of our Savior. She has left a legacy to continue in those she loved. Sending your family lots of love and prayers. ♥️