Tillie Stallworth Obituary in Danville at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home | Danville, KY
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Smith-Jackson Funeral Home | Danville, KY

Tillie Stallworth

09/26/1944 - 12/29/2020

Obituary for Tillie Stallworth

In observance of the CDC guidelines. The family of Tillie Stallworth understands that due to the current concerns regarding 50% compacity of our facilities and large gatherings, many who wish to show their love and support in person will be unable to do so. Therefore, they would like to express their gratitude for all the thoughts and prayers extended to them at this time. We encourage you to leave condolences to the family via our website at www.smithjacksonfuneralhome.com or their personal social media accounts.


Tillie’s Private Home-going Celebration will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The Service can be viewed via Facebook live on (Smith-Jackson FH Danville) at 1:00 pm.

Burial: Danville Memorial Gardens, Stanford Rd, Danville, KY


In Remembrance

Tillie Katherine Yowell Stallworth was born September 26, 1944 to the late Matilda Young and Sammy T. Yowell. She was the fifth of five children.

Tillie was Baptized at St. James AME Church in Danville, KY at an early age where she labored as a choir member, trustee, usher, steward, Women Missionary Society, Ella P. Pryor Club as well as many other ministries within the church. She was instrumental in the renovation of the Historic St. James AME church. She was affectionately known throughout the Kentucky Conference of the AME Connection. Tillie never missed a chance to serve and praise the Lord! She Loved serving the Lord and helping to make disciples of Christ with her welcoming spirit, love for Christ and her contagious smile.

Tillie was a proud 1962 graduate of John W. Bate School where she met life-long friends. She was instrumental in initiating the Bate High School Alumni Reunion and attended the reunion each year to fellowship with graduates and to walk down memory lane of days gone by with classmates and other alum. She loved wearing the school’s colors – Purple and Gold!

Tillie was united in holy matrimony to the late James L. (“Stally”) Stallworth on October 13, 1962. To this union, five (5) children were born; Cedric, Keith, LaMonte, LaFonda and Marcus. In her early years, Tillie worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse until she left nursing and entered into the manufacturing Industry. She retired from Hitachi Automotive in Harrodsburg, KY. She was an active community leader in the Danville, Boyle County community. She served with the Danville Human Rights Commission and the Danville Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP) to insure the citizens of Danville, Boyle County were treated with equality and justice. Tillie was a commissioned Kentucky Colonel and a member of The Order of the Eastern Star providing for the welfare of the wives, daughters, mothers, widows, sisters and other relatives of Master Masons.

Tillie LOVED her family and friends and always welcomed them into her home for a “love feast”!

Tillie is survived by her five (5) children – Cedric O. Stallworth of Danville, KY., Samuel K. Stallworth of Danville, KY., James L. Stallworth (Denise) of Richmond, Va., LaFonda R. Stallworth of Danville, KY., and Rev. Dr. Marcus M. Stallworth of Elberton, Ga., (1) sister, Margaret Alcorn of Danville, KY., (12) Grandchildren – Phylicia Spaulding, Tyvic Stallworth, Alexys Nash, Ashley Oldham, Lamonte Stallworth, LaMar Stallworth, J’Nasha Walker, J’kaivin Walker, Dion Johnson, Ikaika Bullock, Malia Mathews and Trevion Stallworth; (8) Great Grandchildren – TayMonta Stallworth, Journey Stallworth, LeMar Stallworth, Abrielle Pittman, Emmerik Pittman, Zion Stallworth-Turley, Zola Spaulding, Alahni Merritt and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.

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