June 13, 1957 ~ October 29, 2021

Born in: Richmond, VA
Resided in: Waterbury, CT

Vanessa Priscilla Tillman (“Van” or “Nessa”), 64, a longtime resident of Meriden, recently of Waterbury, entered into eternal rest on October 29, 2021 after a courageous battle with thyroid cancer. Born in Richmond, VA on June 13, 1957, a daughter of the late Edward and Leila Green, Vanessa is survived by her daughters; Nakia Robinson (Errick), Latesha Edwards (Colonel), and Kendra and Alexis Tillman, brothers; Edward (Rose) Green, Albert Tillman, Sr., Reginald (Adelaida), Edmund (Michelle), Rodney (Mona) and Donald (Bonnie) Green, sisters; Edna Chapman Edison, Hazel “Tina” Tillman-Hoffler, and Nadine Bryant, and grandchildren; Isaiah, Regina, Jaeden, Amari, Steven, Errick III (aka “Judah”), Morgan, Sherod, and Markell. She also leaves a special aunt, Mary Shelton, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brothers, Christopher, Marvin, and Wesley Tillman, and sister, Doris Green. Vanessa’s greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren. Spending time with her family always brought her the most comfort. She loved music and reading. She was often found reading the Bible and teaching her grandchildren scriptures. Vanessa cherished time with her family, but deeply missed her parents and predeceased brothers, mentioning them often so that they would never be forgotten.
A service celebrating her life will be held on Monday, November 8th at 12 Noon in Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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Funeral Service: November 8, 2021 12:00 pm

Mount Hebron Baptist Church
84 Franklin Street
Meriden, CT 06450


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  1. My condolences to you all. I going to miss you my friend!!! but you will always be in my heart, we made memories that will last a lifetime❀️

  2. So so sorry to hear about this just right after we talked about your car accident and then few days later your mom’s passing away hit even harder,I’m so glad I had the chance to meet your mother even during the covid time she still was a happy lady and I can’t believe over a year has passed didn’t get to see much of her after you moved that summer but just knowing I had the chance to meet and spend a little time with her shopping and picking up things for her when needed, she was so sweet she reminded me of the mother I’m missing still to this day I still miss my mom and wish she could be here or see her just one more time.i will remember her warm words to me may she rest in peace πŸ™ πŸ•Š and just remember she is your guiding light right now she will be watching over you so no worries your in good hands..remember always here for you thanks for letting me meet your mother…πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

  3. My condolences goes out to the family, Vanessa was such a pleasant person. Rip cuz.
    πŸ’˜ love πŸ’˜

  4. Sending prayers and my condolences to the family. Gone but never to be forgotten. Until we meet again Nessa. I love you Sis.

  5. Condolences to you all. Even though we are miles away from each other, we are always together in spirit.

    Rest in peace Cuz .
    Love you all ❀

  6. To the Tillman family,
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this time. May the wonderful memories shared give you peace and comfort. Be certain Vanessa will always be in your heart ❀. She would want her love ones too stay close and continue to be encouraged.

  7. Our deepest Condolences to all the Tillman family.
    Nessa was a good friend while growing up. Sassy kinda but loving.
    Until we meet again on the other side.

  8. Elder Green & Family: Praying that God’s peace and love comforts you. We are confident I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. II Corinthians 5:8 Love Nathaniel J. Fountain Sr. & Family

  9. Sending my condolences to the Tilman family, may you all continue to be lifted up and blessed at this time

  10. My condolences to the Tillman/Green families. She was such a nice and loving person. She will be missed.

  11. My sincere condolences to the Tillman/Green families. I pray God strengthens you during this difficult time.

  12. Our deepest condolences to the Tillman/Green families. May the memories of your Vanessa live forever in your hearts. God’s peace and blessings to your all.

  13. I’m so sorry for the lost of your mom
    My deepest condolences to you and family
    I will keep the Family in prayer
    I Pray for peace, strength and comfort of the Lord rest upon you and Family πŸ™β€οΈ

    We Love you
    The France Family ❀️

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