Rev. Douglas Tilley, 78, son of Rev. Herbert and Lorene Tilley, born in Mississippi, went home to his lord Jesus this week.
He married Alice Thomas of Tuscaloosa in 1959. They had 3 children: Teresa Hartley Shippen, Mark [Rachel] and Luke [Patricia]. They also have 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Visitation Nov. 11 [9:45am] and homegoing celebration [10:45am] are with Providence Baptist #1 in Montevallo and burial to follow.
All his siblings are living: Virginia [Jackie] Adcox, Donald [Mary] Tilley and Arnold [Bernice] Tilley.
He was an ordained free will Baptist minister for 45 years serving churches in Tuscaloosa and Pickens counties. He served as a bi-vocational pastor until he lost his eyesight, he and continued to preach the gospel with help from family and friends even when his health failed him. He walked by faith, not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7).
Although Douglas is no longer with us physically, he will live on in our hearts. This is not a farewell as we hope to see him real soon in Heaven. We have this blessed assurance.
He was a true man of God, prayer warrior and witness for the Lord. He looked forward to fellowshipping with other Christians and attending church.
He loved his Trinity Bible family. He never met a stranger, had a humble spirit, heart and a winsome personality.
Pallbearers; Keith Adcox, Lamar Adcox, Perry Madison, John Thomas, Todd Tilley and Trent Tilley
Honorary pallbearers; Betty Chadwick, Dr. Arti Pandey and Comfort Care, Kenneth Moates, Michelle and Ricky Coker, radio station WKLF friends, Bro. Talley and Trinity Bible church friends, Cobblestone Village friends, all past and present ministers and members of the Mount Moriah Association of Free Will Baptist churches.
Ministers: Rev. Allen Foster, Rev. Jackie Adcox, and Rev. Kevin Corley.
All are welcome to worship with us!