Paul Tillman, 63, of Cedar Rapids, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, is caring for Paul and his family.
Survivors include his children, Dijuane "DJ" Townsend (Hannah Karasek), Kumasean Lee and Marnetta Tillman (Resean Patterson); seven grandchildren; siblings, Raemona (Pops) Johnson, Mark Doolin and Stephanie Tillman; former spouse, Karna; a host of nieces and nephews; many extended family members; and beloved dogs, Moonshine, Girlie and Baby Girl.
Paul Arthur Tillman was born Jan. 15, 1957, to Paul and Bernice (Akers) Tillman in Chicago. Paul served seven years in the U.S. Army traveling all over the world from Georgia, Arizona and even Germany. Paul's love for family and music lead Paul and his friends and family to form a gospel group named Psalms. Proudly caring on the family tradition of spreading the gospel through music. Paul was a phenomenal cook, especially famous for his homemade macaroni and cheese, ribs and smoked wings. Paul was proud of his culinary skills and would gladly offer up a plate and maybe a bit of advice. PT, Tilly or Alfie as his sister, Raemona, called him loved the outdoors and was advent fisherman and hunter. Paul left a mark on all he touched. That was exemplified by how Paul diligently and lovingly cared for Gail Maddox, his partner of 18 years, during her battle with cancer. Whether it was a small morsel of advice that later came in handy or just detailed Tilly instructions, which you had to follow to the letter. Paul left a mark on all he touched.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bernice Tillman; brother, Kenneth; sister, Nesbeth Reynolds; and partner, Gail Maddox.
Please share your support and memories with Paul's family on his tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.
Memorial Fund: gofundme.com/f/zqvm4g-12000.