Ethel Jean Tilley Cordell

May 21, 1938May 23, 2018

Girard, GA (Formerly of Sylvania) – Ethel Jean Tilley Cordell, age 80, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, GA. She was born in Columbus, OH to the late Francis Monroe & Emma Jean Roberts Tilley. She was a homemaker and was of Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband: Otto Kenneth Cordell, Sr.

Survivors: Daughters and Son-In-Law: Patricia Diane Cordell of Vero Beach, FL and Sharon Sue C. & Tracy Mock of Sylvania; Sons and Daughters-In-Law: Otto Kenneth, Jr. & Angelia Cordell of Girard, GA, Frances Gene Cordell of Register, GA and Jesse Lane & Tammy Cordell of Walterboro, SC; Sisters: Carol Jane Rosa of Englewood, FL, Barbara T. Clark of Sevierville, TN, Joan T. Stevens of Circleville, OH, Sally Tilley of Logan, OH and Betty Dnune, Logan, OH; Brothers: Monroe Francis Tilley of Orange City, FL, David Tilley of Logan, OH, Matthew Paul Tilley of Loraville, OH and Jerry Luke Tilley of Lancaster, OH; 14 Grandchildren; 8 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Kent officiating. Burial following at Green Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Burial Following At Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ethel Jean Tilley Cordell

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Bill & Wanda (Janie Tilley) Bowker

May 28, 2018

To Aunt Ethel's Family

Our deepest condolences to your family, Always remember your mom is with you everyday, for you are a part of her and she has a part of you. She will always be with you, She will be in the breeze of the wind, the sun that shines on your skin, with every breath you take your mom is there and will be with you until the end.
And one day you will be in her arms again just like you were when you were a babe against her skin.

Bill & Wanda (Janie) Tilley) Bowker

May 28, 2018

To all Ethel's Family

We offer our deepest sympathies in the loss of your loved one. Always remember she is with you in all you do and will always be there to look after you. She will be in the air you breathe, the breeze and sun you feel on your skin, for she will be all around you in the morning and at night your mom is there.

Jerrie Miller and Family

May 24, 2018

Please accept my condolences.
There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. You must continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your mother!

Mary Tilley - Champlin

May 24, 2018

To Ethel's kids,

I'm sorry for the loss of your Mother. I found this quote and I find it helps me daily.

Death brings pain that time can only heal,
No words could ease what we truly feel;
But with God, her joy is eternally sealed,
And cherish her memories that death can't even steal.
Lift up a smile for she is already in the paradise.

Our Deepest Condolences,
Mary Tilley Champlin & family.