On August 25, 2019, Edna May Tilton passed away peacefully in her sleep. Edna May was born in Forked River, New Jersey on October 26, 1923; she was 95 years old. She and her husband William Jacob Tilton both resided in Keysville, VA and had been married for 72 years. They are both surely celebrating being back together in heaven.

Edna is survived by three daughters, Elaine Rodriguez, Stella Hinkle and Mary Veals, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, along with many loving nieces and nephews. She was an avid crochet expert and loved to spend time with her family.

Edna retired from Air Cruisers in Belmar, New Jersey where she produced life saving devices for the airline industry. She will be missed dearly.

Her memorial service will be held on September 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Emanuel Bible Church, 401 Southern Drive, Keysville, VA 23947. A celebration of her life will follow at her daughter Mary’s home in Prospect, VA.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA will be coordinating arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Lori VanNote

    27 August 2019 5 years ago

    Cousins…..I loved Aunt Edna May dearly. May all the memories with her console your hearts. Love to all!! Lori

  2. Kathy Floyd

    28 August 2019 5 years ago

    Mary Tony and I are so sorry for your loss we will keep you and your family in our prayers and we also sending hugs

  3. Linda Guill

    28 August 2019 5 years ago

    So sorry for your loss, may God Bless you and keep you with the peace you need at this time!!

  4. Willie and Barbara Dunivan

    28 August 2019 5 years ago

    Im sorry for your loss may god be with you all. Our love and prayers are sent to you all.


    31 August 2019 5 years ago

    I am saddened by the passing of my sister; Edna May. Many fond memories growing up with her. May God bless us all. Harriet Runion


    10 September 2019 5 years ago

    Love to the family and comfort for the days to come.Thinking of you’ll! Always , Connie & Jerry Mason

  7. Roxie Towery

    13 September 2019 5 years ago

    Sending love and prayers to you and yours Mary. I know your heart is broken and how much you will miss your sweet mama. Hold on tight to all your sweet memories of a long, well lived life. She will forever be in your heart!

  8. Elaine Tilton Rodriguez

    14 September 2019 5 years ago

    Mom is a bright example of hope and determination . She was always a hard worker and tried to influence family in doing what was right. She tended to see only the best in each family member no matter what the influence. For that, I am grateful. I am grateful, too, for having a Mom who never gave up teaching me. If it weren’t for her, I would have never been able to accomplish what I have. I regret not being at the memorial. I am scheduled for surgery in a few days and have to prepare for it. Love to you all with love in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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