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Mrs. Doris Jean Sanders Tilson, of 491 Old Wadley Road, Midville, Georgia departed this life Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia.

Mrs. Tilson was a native of Harnett County. She was born to the parentage of the late Cleveland Sanders and Elizabeth Miller Sanders.  Doris was united on holy matrimony to the late Earl Chancey Tilson. She was a member of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Midville, Georgia, and was formally employed as a Billing Receptionist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters; Jackie Sanders, and Minnie Haynes, and one brother;

Survivors include her loving son; Anthony (Lidia) Tilson, New York, New York, adopted daughter; Sheree (Tommie) Moody, granddaughter; Tabitha P. Tilson, New York, aunt; Dorothy Haynes, Panama City, Florida, nieces and nephews; Paul Whaley, Eric Smith, David Rhodes, Messiha Rhodes, Cydnee Brown, and Cleveland Sanders, and a host of great-nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Midville, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Family may be contacted at the residence; 491 Old Wadley Road, Midville, Georgia, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville, Georgia.

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Davis Funeral Home, 725 Beech Street, Louisville, Georgia 30434 is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Doris Jean Sanders Tilson.

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  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    I read about the recent death of Doris and I know the Tilson family and loved ones have saddened hearts today. So I wanted to share this beautiful scripture where our heavenly father, Jehovah, (Psalm 83:18), promises us that he is going to do away with man's greatest enemy, death. Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." The Bible also enlightens us at Hebrews 2:14 "so that through his (Jesus) death, he (Jesus) might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. It is my prayer this scripture will give you comfort in your grief. If you feel up to contacting me, my email address is: Please watch this beautiful video entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ Julie Jarmon