OBITUARY

Henry Luis Tillett

June 12, 1937March 18, 2021

Henry Luis Tillett June 12, 1937 – March 18, 2021

It is with heavy hearts, but we do not say good bye to our father, just, until we see you again. Our father, Henry Luis Tillett, born in Belize, has gone home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Patricia Estela Tillett. Dad and mom were happily married in 1960. His love did not stop just because she went home with Jesus in 2009. He would visit her every day when she left this earth. They are now, together again.

Henry, also known as Tommy to some and Papasito to his grandkids, lived an eventful life and had seen good times, bad times and good times again. He was a giving man and was always ready to jump in and help. When you met him, he was sure to treat you like an old friend. His kindness also showed through with his love for his dogs, or any dog for that matter! He had an infectious smile that could always cheer you up.

In his late teens, he was so bright that the United Nations pulled him to become an Ambulance Driver. He was later known as the Top Mechanic in all of Belize! His travels brought him through Canada into the United States. While in New York, he was the Top Mechanic for Safeway Gas Stations. In Miami, he was the Chief Mechanic for the Salvation Army. He worked in many types of professions but his heart was as the Round Rock District Chief of Custodial Services at Spicewood Elementary for many years. There were many stories of ambulance driving, boating, and always an amusing tale or two. All the while, there was never a day for him without a Coke in his hand!

He loved his family and is survived by his 5 children; Ingrid, Luis, George, Patricia, and Adrian along with their spouses; Leszek and Gigi, and his 7 grandkids; Kristina, Filip, Kirsten, Merin, Luke, Preston, and Avery. He is also survived by his siblings Steve, Howard, Wayne, and Maureen, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Peachie.

Henry spent the last 16 months of his life doing what he loved to do “fishing.” Need we say more? Our father fished from the time he arose at 4AM to sometimes late hours of the night. He caught many fish and even found the time to rename Tampa Bay to Tampa’s Catfish Bay. Belize and his family were always in the center of his heart.

There were many days he spent just recanting the stories to us of his childhood days at 1185 Pickstock Street. Memories he would conjure up along with all the fish he would catch back then. Spending time with dad was interesting and it was always a new adventure with a twist. You never knew where the next story would take you. One thing he would always say is, “This house is much better than the other one. It puts me in the mind of Belize.”

Many of you know that he could never sit still and just had to continually do things his way. We can say prior to him leaving us, his last words to his nurse were, “I have to get better quick. I need to get back to fishing.”

Henry Luis Tillett loved his family and friends but answered the calling of the Lord and went home to be with God and his beloved wife.

Until we see you both again, we miss you and we love you.

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Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. CST within the mausoleum at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery: 14501 North Interstate 35, Pflugerville, Texas.

Strict Covid-19 guidelines only allow 20 people at the services.

Please note that with our immediate family,12 of those spots are reserved. There will be an outdoor area for folks to gather. Masks are required for both.

Under these unprecedented circumstances, there will be a zoom link for those that are unable to attend. You must provide your email to Luis at 407-970-7581.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

Memories

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Marie Pimperl

March 22, 2021

To the Tillett Family:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories extends its heartfelt condolences. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Sincerely,
Marie Pimperl,
Director of First Impressions

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY