May 22, 1932 – November 15, 2019
Reflection of Life
Maurice Conrad Tillman was the only child born to Lorraine and Morris Tillman in Washington, DC on May 22, 1932. Gone too soon, God called Maurice home on Friday, November 15, 2019. His unconditional loving spirit, great sense of humor, and sweet smile will truly be missed.
Maurice grew up in Washington, DC and was educated in the public schools of the District of Columbia. After high school, he went on to join the military as an Army Reserve officer, and was drafted into the Korean War where he served as a Second Staff Sargent. At the end of the Korean War, Maurice joined the U.S. Postal Service and obtained his CDL driver’s license. He worked his entire career at the postal service for 40 plus years until his retirement in 1992. Two years after his retirement, his oldest daughter Denise left to mourn. In addition, for over 35 years, Maurice faithfully served as an Usher at his home church, Ebenezer AME, Fort Washington, MD, on 3rd Sunday at Door “0”; and for funeral services during the week, until his health prevented him from doing so. In his spare time, you could find him watching his favorite black and white cowboy movies.
Maurice was a football fan and loved the Redskins. He would use and excuse to host events and get the family together to share in food, fun and laughter while watching the Super Bowl. As a loving husband, father, grandparent and uncle, Maurice was the epitome of what a man should be in providing for his family, spending quality time, teaching, and keeping up his home, but most of all, the love and devotion he had and showed for his wife of 60 plus years. He still showed affection, took her out on dates, and referred to her as his “sweetheart”. Maurice loved to travel by plane and cruise ships with his wife, and the two had the opportunity to visit many countries including: Europe, Brazil, the Bahamas and Germany (one of his favorites).
A true example of a life well-lived and a life full of love, Maurice leaves to cherish his loving memory: his soulmate and loving wife, Martha; 2 sons: Steven and Gary Tillman; 5 grandchildren: Dorell Tillman, LaSatt Tillman, Gateece Tillman, Shayla LaSalle, and Shanise Hancock; 12 great-grandchildren: Dahnee, Dahmeer, Dahquan, Dahja, Shakur, Rodney, Quintin, Christian, Drew, Dori, Alhadji, and Ellal; special niece, Toyin Nichols; and a host of other relatives and many friends that loved him dearly.
Maurice’s daughter Denise Hancock and his grandson Lamar Hancock preceded him death. The family will forever treasure their memories