Jessie Lee Tillman was born in Clayton, Louisiana, on July 25, 1938. She entered Heaven’s gates on August 23, 2022. Jessie Lee Tillman was employed with Glenwood Regional Medical Center for thirty-eight years as a certified nursing assistant. Minister Tillman was a soldier in the army of the Lord on this Earth for fifty years. She slipped away quietly into the presence of God where she is now walking around Heaven all day.
Minister Tillman had an unwavering faith in God, and she taught her children and grandchildren how to have that same faith in God. She helped to raise seven stepchildren. She led a street ministry with her six children, taught Bible classes in her home. She and her children sang in local churches and traveled with the pastors. She was a faithful member and mother of Walk in the Word Kingdom Church for seventeen years under the leadership of Bishop Danny and Dr. Carolyn Hunt. Over the years, she sang in the choir, led souls to Christ, worked as a Sunday school teacher in Hour of Power, served on the Pastoral Ministry, acted as a prayer warrior for the pastors, prayed on the weekly phone line, contributed to the Helping Hands Ministry where she took goodie bags to the local hospitals, served in the nursing home ministry, and was a student at the Word School of Ministry.
She is the fourth child of eleven siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Davis; son, Charles Edward Mitchell; granddaughter, Alexis Francoise Rogers; brothers, Willie Edward Davis, Johnny Edward Davis, Floyd Davis, and Gus Davis III.
Her memories will be cherished and loved by: her two daughters, Phantashia Dawkins of Houston, Texas, and Minister Loria Hudson (Audrey) of Monroe, Louisiana; three sons, Danny Straughton of Oakland, California, and Minister Percy Tillman, Sr. (Claudia), and Michael Tillman, both of Monroe Louisiana; honorary daughter, Dr. Carolyn Hunt (Danny) of Monroe, Louisiana; brother, Bobby Venson Davis (Marsha) of Columbus, Georgia; five sisters, Stella Mae Irvin, Gloria Dean Bell, and Mary Jean Dickey, all of Houston Texas, Irene Thomas (Anthony) of Richmond, California, and Shirley Davis of Monroe, Louisiana. She was loved and admired by her grandchildren with whom she spent her last days, Kymyatta Renee Gardner, Joseph Hudson, Myraji Romero, Ameain Ambrew, and great-granddaughters, Selijha Shine and Alani Ambrew. She had a total of twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Minister Jessie Lee Tillman had an immense love for her great-great-grandchild, Ayla Collins. She loved all her nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, friends, and all of her Walk in the Word Kingdom Church family. She had a compassionate heart for souls and prayed that they would one day accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.