• "What a blessing to have known Retha and to have called her..."
    - Charlie and Jan Newman
  • "I remember the wonderful times we spent together as young..."
  • "I met Retha when we both worked at Tuesday Morning. Retha..."
  • "Sorry for the families loss. May GOD have mercy on your..."
    - William Bargar
  • "Such a beautiful woman who loved life and her family...."
    - Debbie Visser

TILFORD, Retha Mae left this life on Sunday January 7, 2018. She was born on March 30, 1939 in Albertville, Alabama. She is survived by brother, Royce Fortson wife, Montine of Boaz, Alabama; sister-in-law, Virginia Fortson of Tucson; three children, Ronda L. Hunter, Belinda L. Tilford and Larry T. Tilford and daughter- in-law, Denise I. Tilford; ten grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Lawrence E. Tilford and first born daughter, Tanya Layne Tilford "Tammie". She was a devoted loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her compassionate, selfless personality. She always saw the best in everyone! When God took you back, HE said, "Hallelujah you're home!" Memorial Service will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., 22nd Street Baptist Church, 6620 E. 22nd Street Tucson, Arizona 85711. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 10, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
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