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Paula D. "Polly" Tillett

June 19, 1933 - February 19, 2016

Paula D. Tillett

Chesapeake – Paula “Polly” Doreen Tillett, 82 died February 19, 2016.  Mrs. Tillett was born in Manteo, NC to the late Hiram G. and Theresa Wescott Tillett.  She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church.  She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Jack G. Tillett, Sr.; children, David Wayne Tillett, Sharon Garner, and Jack Tillett, Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughters, Vonda T. Michael of Chesapeake, Paula T. Magruder (Larry) of Portsmouth, and Eva Tillett (Bruce Pierce) of Chesapeake; siblings, Omie Tillett of Wanchese, NC, Tony Tillett of Wanchese, NC, and Sarah Tillett Austin of Hatteras, NC; eleven grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake on Monday from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 am at the Tillett Family Cemetery, Tillett Rd, Wanchese, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Tillett’s name to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 22, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Time: 11:30 am


Tillett Family Cemetery

Tillett Rd.
Wanchese, NC 27981

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