Petra Lee Tillery

March 28, 1947 - February 28, 2021
Petra Lee Tillery

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Petra Lee Tillery, age 73, a resident of Washington, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Vidant-Inpatient Hospice, Greenville after a long illness.

She was born on March 28, 1947 to Walter and Carmen (Gonzalez) Tillery in New York. After working many years at the Washington Housing Authority she moved on to be a Team Lead at Convergys. Petra retired to spend her time doing what she loved the most, cooking, listening to music, reading and spending time with her family.

A proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Petra is survived by her loving family; daughter, Michelle Rome of VA, two sons, Daniel Ian Tillery of NC and Michael Charles Tillery of NC; brothers David Tillery and Roberto Tillery; sisters Candida Tillery, Emma Ruffin, Ella Bodkin, Daphy Robinson and Edith Coston. Petra is also survived by her grandchildren Christopher, Cameron, Andaunshae, Danyiel, Kayla, and Petra along with 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Petra is preceded in death by her brother Walter Tillery and sister Rosie Coston.

Petra will forever be remembered as a caring and giving woman whose door was always open. She lived a beautiful, vibrant life and created many wonderful memories with her family.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Joseph B Paul Jr. / Washington Funeral & Cremation 4500 US Highway 264E. Washington, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday March 6, 2021. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens 161 Avon Ave, Washington, NC.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service / Washington Funeral & Cremation are serving the Tillery family.
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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 6, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr FDL & Washington Funeral and Cremation - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul, Jr FDL & Washington Funeral and Cremation - Directions
4500 US Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC 27889   T:2529754500
  • Friday, March 5, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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