Betty Jean (Goff) Tillman

September 7, 1950 - February 12, 2021 (70 years old)

Gould, Arkansas

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Betty Jean (Goff) Tillman Obituary

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Betty Tillman of Gould, Arkansas, who passed away on February 12, 2021 at the age of 70.

Betty Jean (Goff) Tillman was born September 7, 1950 to Bernice Hewing and Isom Goff Jr. in Pickens, AR. Betty departed this life on February 12, 2021. Betty loved the Lord and she received Christ at an early age at Bethlehem Church in Pickens, AR. As an adult, she became a member of the Rankin Chapel MBC church where she remained a member and church secretary until her passing.

Betty, affectionately known as Jean to many, was a loving wife, caring mother, faithful christian, and shining light. You could be sure to find her with a smile on her face and friendly conversation. She loved working with children and served as a foster grandparent with the Dumas School District. Betty believed in "knowing who your people are" and would often introduce herself to unfamiliar faces by asking who they were related to. Her love for family heritage shown in how she encouraged her children to know their relatives and through her interactions with family. She enjoyed trips to Dollar Tree, church, yard sales, and eating out; most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her son-Tracy Tillman, mother-Bernice Hewing, father- Isom Goff Jr, grandmothers- Viola Vivian and Roseanna, grandfathers- Isom Goff Sr and Monroe Hewing, sisters-Tina Goff, Essie Kennedy, Thelma Page, Bobbie Benton, and brother John Goff Sr.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Fred L. Tillman of Gould AR, her daughters Roslyn Tillman of Bryant AR, Demertrice Okafor (Anthony) of Mount Pleasant TX, and Rachel Tillman-Antwine (Derrick) of Pine Bluff AR, sisters Easleana Cotton of Pine Bluff AR and Rosetta Hilson (Sammie) of Milwaukee WI, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

We'd like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your expression of love, kind words and support at this very difficult time.

The Tillman Family

Funeral arrangement under the care of
Serenity Gardens Funeral Services


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Here are the tributes to Betty Jean (Goff) Tillman.


February 25, 2021

ROTC Family sent flowers


February 21, 2021

Madea's Family & Friends Prayer Team lit a candle

“In loving memory of Betty Jean (Goff) Tillman, We send you thoughts of peace and courage. We can't begin to imagine what your family's feeling after the loss of your beloved brother Tracy, and cherished mother, Betty, but I Delois (Parker) & our Prayer Team, want to share our condolences. Fred, I haven't been around Beautiful Betty since H.S. Roslyn, Demertrice, and rest of you, your mother, g-mother, etc, and friend, We want you all to know that you and your entire family are in our Prayers.”


February 18, 2021

Michael and Linda White lit a candle

“In loving memory of Betty Jean (Goff) Tillman, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.”


February 18, 2021

Cherie Minor lit a candle

“In loving memory of Betty Jean (Goff) Tillman, Mrs. Betty was the sweetest. I do not remember not one time that her face didn’t light up when I entered into her presence. Rest well neighbor, friend, Sister-n-Christ.”

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February 18, 2021

Dorothy Rucker wrote a sympathy message

“I will miss you my neighbor and friend.I have never seen you without a smile.Our conversation about God and our children I’ll always cherish.I will miss our visits and walking peace away back and forth.RIL Betty.”


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