Daphne Kim Tillery

July 20, 1979 - August 29, 2020

Obituary for Daphne Kim Tillery

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
3:00 pm
Shiloh Baptist Church

Friday, September 4, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wells Chapel
811 Woods Street

Daphne Kim Tillery was born on July 20, 1979 in Vernon, TX to Georgia Tillery and Travis Petty, IV. She accepted God as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1998 where she excelled in basketball and ROTC. Daphne was well known for her love for fishing, which she inherited from her grandmother, and her love of the Dallas Cowboys. Her radiant, humorous personality was contagious, and you couldn’t be around her without smiling. Her style matched her big personality, and inside and out, top to bottom, Daphne was truly a light. Through all her accomplishments, her proudest and greatest moment was when she married her soulmate and best friend, Kendra Calicutt-Tillery on November 7, 2019.

She was employed at the prison and as a security guard. She also worked at D & S and Home Health Care. She enjoyed working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Daphne “Daz” Tillery was truly an angel who left earth and returned home.

Preceding her in death: father, Travis Petty, IV; maternal grandparents, John Eddie and Willie Mae Tillery; paternal grandparents, Travis Jr. and Louisa Petty and Uncles Hubert Tillery, Willie John Tubbs, Raymond Tubbs and Horace Ray Tubbs.

Those who will continue to cherish her memories are wife, Kendra Calicutt-Tillery; loving daughters, Kaéviana Humphrey and Kahliah Calicutt-Humphrey; mother, Georgia Tillery; daddy, Walter Bull; God children, Kamiya, Aljandro “Fatman” and Londynn; stepbrother, James “Bubba”; aunts, Mary (Roy) Johnson, Martha (Steve) Shephard,Bethenia (Charles)Sumpter, Mildred(Tommie) Craig, Floristeen (Jimmy and Johnnie Mae of California; uncles, Bobby Tillery, Tommy Tillery, Roger Tubbs, Grady (Cathy) Tillery, Freddie Tubbs, Oscar (Virginia) Tubbs; Special thanks to cousins, Charles Tubbs “Tee” and Monique Tubbs “Tugga”; aunt, Tanya Gassaway; grandmother, Rosemary Davis; mother-in-law, Rose Johnson; father-in-law Robert Calicutt; sister and brother-in-law Kesha Calicutt and Damon Slaughter; step brothers, Richard Yarbrough III and Sherman Barnes; step sisters, Shauntia Yarbrough and Roshelle Barnes and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

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I know Daphne will be missed by all who knew her .She had a friendly caring personality. I first met her in 92 at Kirby junior high even then she was always so cool . I send my condolences to her family! May you cherish the memories you had together and know she will always be looking down apoun you!! Ashawnta Butler
- Ashawnta Butler
Daphne was always smiling and making people laugh. She was a free-spirited warrior and she impacted many people's lives. I know she's smiling down on us from heaven. My sincerest condolences, I will be praying for your family. Love you
- Summer
God bless the tillery family in your loss will be praying for you all the Riley family
- Lawrence Riley

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