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1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
Fax: 757-624-1508
Atlas Tillar

Atlas Tillar

Sunday, August 26th, 1928 - Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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On Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Mr. Atlas Tillar, affectionally known as Uncle A, departed this life at the age of 91 at home surrounded by his nephews.
Atlas was born on August 26, 1928 in Greenville County, Virginia to the late Ester and Austin Robinson as the eldest of four siblings. He was lovingly raised by his great grand parents John and Molly Tillar until the age of six when he moved to Emporia after the death of his great grandfather to be with his grandparents Lilly and Sydney Porter.

Atlas was educated in the Emporia School System and at an early age began to work on the family farm. As a teenager the family moved to Suffolk, VA and Atlas received an opportunity to work in a Suffolk factory manufacturing window screens. Later, Uncle A worked as an apartment Facility Manager in Petersburg, VA until he retired in 1995. After retirement, Atlas moved to the Tidewater area to be closer to his sister Hattie and for the next 30 years, he lived with this nephew Othneil.

Those around Atlas knew him as a quiet and humble man who had a passion for the outdoors. His passion was evident in his immaculately kept yard and bountiful vegetable garden. In addition to gardening, he liked bicycling, riding his moped, and fishing. He especially loved eating the fish fried with cornbread after it was caught.

Atlas also knew and loved the Lord. He was baptized on December 27th on his sick bed by his nephew Raymond Barnes.

Atlas is preceded in death by this parents, brother Walter Kendall, sisters Eva Norman and Hattie Martin, and nephew Quintin Martin.

He leaves to cherish his memories his uncle Lawyer Porter of New York; six nephews Othneil, Fencel, Dale, and Selwyn Martin, and Rodney (Sandrica) and Kevin (Dawn) Norman; three nieces, Roxanne and Michell Norman and Belinda (Raymond) Barnes and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home
    Address
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home
    Address
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Location
    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    8100 Granby Street
    Norfolk, Virginia 23505
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Posted at 11:32am
To Othneil ,Belinda and family Our love ,thoughts and above all our prayers are with you during this time . May God continue to strengthen you all
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My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4) May this promise give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathies.
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