Cynthia Tilley Death | Obituary – Cynthia Tilley age 61 passed away after losing a battle to Covid 19. Nearly everyone in North Myrtle Beach knew Tilley, and people were attracted to her fun, life-loving spirit. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, an independent woman, a giver and someone who lived her life to the fullest, family and friends say.
“She had a spirit and energy that could never be duplicated,” said her daughter Brittany Tilley. “She cared more about giving than she did about receiving.”
Some of the best lessons Brittany Tilley said she learned from her mother were to never hold a grudge, always lead by example and put family first, she said.
“She was the light of our lives,” Brittany Tilley said. “We will miss her so much. This disease is just unbelievable and unfair.
“This virus doesn’t care how old or young you are,” she said. “Once it’s in your system, unfortunately, it’s not a good thing.”
Brittany Tilley said people need to take the coronavirus seriously and need to wear a mask and wash their hands.
“She was the heart of Ocean Drive,” Howie said. “She was my right-hand gal.”
Tilley spent much of her time at the salon and enjoyed decorating and greeting customers, Howie said.
“Everything in here has her presence on it and I think that’s the hardest thing,” Howie said. “She was a jack of all trades.”
CYNTHIA TILLEY, 61, of North Myrtle Beach, Florida, died of COVID-19 on July 3rd. She spent her career as a nurse before a second act as an interior designer.
“This virus doesn’t care how old or young you are,” said her daughter.
— FacesOfCOVID (@FacesOfCOVID) July 8, 2020