Tilson, Cora Lou Green (Benton)

Monday, October 18, 2021
Cora Lou Green Tilson, 76, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and friend to so many, departed this life on Friday, October 15, 2021, with her loving family by her side.

She loved her family and being with her family, loved going to church, gospel music and loved to shop.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Price Rhodes; daughters, Tammy Free and Rita Jacobs Ledford; sister, Reba Myers; grandmother, Cora Hampton; and grandfather, Dawson Cooper (DC) Hampton.

She is survived by her husband, Richard (Sonny) Tilson; children, Roger Free, Kimberly Pollay (Troy) and Rick C. Tilson (Jane); sisters, Emma Lee Campbell (Ronald) and Barbara Mello (Kip); brothers, Wayne Price and Johnny Price; and grandchildren; Joseph Ellis (Kristi), Brittani Thompson (Steve), Ashley Free, Stephen DeCamp (Dorothy), Becca Delk (Ryan), Jessi Sellars, Amy Henderson (Ashley) and Kelli Tilson.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home, with Pastor Vernon Webb and Pastor Pete Morgan officiating.  Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Maple Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or a donation of household items to Dr. Sylvia Kruger’s office to help better the treatment of her patients.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements are entrusted Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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