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Annie Rossie  Tillman
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Annie Rossie Tillman, daughter of the late Mary Margaina Faison and Leroy Carlton, was born on April 14, 1935 in Turkey, North Carolina. After living a full and prosperous life made her transition to be with the Lord on July 22, 2018.

As a child, Annie Rossie received her education in the Duplin County School System in Warsaw, North Carolina. Annie Rossie set off on her journey after graduating from Douglas High School and Moved to Tenafly, New Jersey in the late 1950’s and became an in-home nanny before turning to the medical field and seeking a career in nursing.

After graduating from her nursing program, she moved to Newark, New Jersey and met Leroy Tillman who she later married on January 3, 1962. Her union with Leroy led to the couple having three beautiful children; Craig, Pamela and Angela. In 1971, Leroy Tillman passed to be with the Lord, but Annie Rossie didn’t let her husband’s death stop her—She still had three children to care for and did so by working a number of jobs including being a teacher’s assistant at Quentin Street School in Newark, NJ, a worker on the line at Goody Hair Factory in New Jersey and joining Metropolitan Baptist Church in the early 70s.

Annie Rossie began working at Rhomur Medical Center on 16th Avenue in Newark in the late 70s where she was a doctor’s assistant and receptionist for 30 years, retiring in early 2009. Annie Rossie was a staple in her community when she became a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church. While there, she was a member of Circle 4. She actively took part in Noon Day Prayer, Bible Study, and Sunday School every week as well as helping the Willing Heart Community Care Center.

In 2017, Annie Rossie decided to move to the state of Georgia with her daughter Angela, where she would reside until her death. Annie Rossie was preceded in death by her parents, Margaina Faison and Leroy Carlton; her siblings, Rommie Lee, Esther Smith, Wilbert Faison, and Helen Faison and her daughter Pamela Tillman. She leaves behind to cherish her memory; her children Craig Tillman of Pennsylvania, Angela Tillman of Georgia; her grandchildren Monique and Taka Tillman of Georgia and Craig Jr. and Tishawn of Connecticut; her great-grandchildren Anari and Kimora Tillman of Georgia; her nieces, Hazel Brodie and Susie Stevenson of Maryland; nephews, Troy Brodie and Claymon A. Steveson of Maryland, nephew-in-law Claymon Stevenson; goddaughter, Jennifer Johnson of Georgia; surrogate son, James Gachette, Jr. of New Jersey, and close family friend Jesse Moore of New Jersey. Along with her immediately family, Annie Rossie leaves behind a host of family members, friends, and former coworkers of Rhomur Medical Center who became family. Annie Rossie was the last surviving member of her Faison generation; she has now entered the Kingdom of Heaven greeted with loving arms by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the wake of her death, Annie Rossie doesn’t want us to mourn her, she instead was us to celebrate her life.

‘’Well done, thy good and faithful servant.” (Matt. 25:23)

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Metropolitan Baptist Church

149 Springfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Metropolitan Baptist Church

149 Springfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

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Evergreen Cemetery

1137 North Broad Street
Hillside, NJ .


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