Joan Leigh Tillery
Joan Leigh (Boyd) (Pedersen) Tillery, 78, of Greenville, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
A memorial service will be held later.
Mrs. Tillery was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on Oct. 1, 1941. She was the daughter of Lynn Edward Boyd and Ethel Leigh Jordan Boyd. She married Ralph M. Tillery, who preceded her in death. She was a retired title clerk and Raytheon employee.
Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Blackshear and husband Ricky of Greenville; sons John S. Pedersen and wife Connie of Albuquerque, N.M., Michael L. Pedersen of Washington state, and Gary L. Tillery and wife Noelle of Greenville; sister Jacque Morgan of Muscatine, Iowa; grandchildren Shawn Pedersen of Oregon and Keegan R. Blackshear of Tyler, Texas; and special friends Larry and Phyllis Ragsdale of Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister, Judith Lehr.
Published on February 5, 2020


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Judi Beaudoin
Feb 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I only met Joan once but she was a lovely and welcoming person. I spent the few days I had with her enjoying her company and happy I had the opportunity to meet her. My condolences...
Terri Harmon
Feb 05, 2020
Aunt Jo, although we were separated by distance, you were always close in my heart. Thank you for always making me feel so special. Will always love you dearly. Thanks for some awesome memories.