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1952 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
LARNELL TILLMON Mrs. Larnell Tillmon, a 44-year resident of Las Vegas, passed away July 27, 2018. She was born the beautiful morning of January 24, 1952, along with her twin brother, in Macon, Georgia. They were a most beautiful blessing, to Ethel Pearl Runnels and her devoted husband, Lodee C. Runnels, who both eventually brought 14 intelligent children, to the age of adulthood. The majority attended college or a university and they all held respectable jobs like their parents, who set a fine example as a couple. Soon, after graduating from Ballard Hudson High School and obtaining an education degree at Fort Valley State University, Larnell moved to Las Vegas with her military husband, whom she married after stimulating their Georgia love life. While in Las Vegas, she attended UNLV to complete her Masters, plus 32 degrees. As years evolved, Larnell enjoyed bowling on teams with her husband. They had many matching bowling shirts, golf clubs, UNLV jackets and years of Pop Warner team coaching outfits. We're also talking some serious Laker fans. Being from the same homelands, as famous musical legends, such as Otis Redding, Little Richard and James Brown, dancing and singing was a natural part of their southern nature. Larnell also extended her southern hospitality into the Las Vegas classrooms for 31 years. She taught 14 years at Rancho High School and 17 years at Cheyenne High School. After retiring, she dedicated her weeks to teaching English Second Language (ESL) for free. She sung at three church services the Sunday before her passing. Her members sung with her at choir rehearsal Tuesday. Neighbors could hear her lightly singing her church songs as she watered the grass, Thursday evening. Somehow, early Friday morning, the birds knew they would need a new signing partner. May her memory rest in glory. One son and a ton of close companions and "kin folk" will carry her memory. Family and friends are welcome to complete her life at 5 p.m. Sunday, August 5, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N Main St. Her final home going will be extended at 11 a.m. Monday, August, 6, at Second Baptist Church, 500 W. Madison Ave.
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