Tina Marie Tillett

Tina Marie (Ellinwood) Tillett, 56, of Manteo, NC, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023, after an extended illness. She was born on August 25, 1966, in Findlay, Ohio to the late Jack D. and Winifred J. Ellinwood. Also preceding Tina in death was her sister Doreen Lynn Marie McGrotty.   

As a child, Tina traveled with her family to various military duty stations where her father was assigned.  After an extended period of time living in Northern Virginia, she moved to Manteo, NC to be near her parents who retired there.  Manteo is where she met and married her devoted and loving husband of 18 years, William Morris (Mo) Tillett.  

In addition to her husband, surviving are two children from a previous marriage; Casey Shartzer and his wife Debi, of Virginia, Charlotte Conklin and her husband Nik, of Tennessee; four grandchildren Jackson, Rhys, Lydia and Ruby whom she adored; four siblings – sisters Cindy Philbrick (Stewart) of Oregon and Patti Herron of Cutoff, Louisiana, brothers Jack (Cindy) Ellinwood of Roanoke, Virginia, and Jamie Ellinwood.  Also left to cherish her memory are several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended NC family and friends.  

Tina loved living along the coast of the Outer Banks, fishing and enjoying the outdoors.  Her illness had prevented her from doing the things she loved the past few years, but she is now free of her pain.  Special thanks to all her medical caretakers who worked to provide her comfort. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo NC with Rev. Steve Siegrist officiating. A final goodbye will take place along the beach of Nags Head.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, or the North Carolina Fisheries Association.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.