Margaret Ruth Tilton

September 23, 1922 - October 17, 2006

McKinney/Allen/Plano

Add a Memorial Mrs. Margaret Ruth Gibson Tilton of Plano, Texas, age 84, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2006, in Plano. She was born in Melissa, Texas on September 23, 1922, to parents William Marvin and Mary (Chambers) Gibson. After graduating from McKinney High School, Margaret went on to The Nurses Home as a student nurse with McKinney City Hospital School of Nursing. On June 17, 1945, Margaret married Clyde Tilton in Anna, Texas and was married to him for nearly 50 years. She worked for the City of McKinney Health Department as a public health nurse, as a school nurse for Richardson Independent School District and Lexington Academy, and as a private duty nurse to many of Collin County's finest. Margaret belonged to the First Baptist Church of Richardson where she was a proud member of Fidelis Sunday School, spending many full and rich moments with lasting friendships and Bible study. She is survived by her sons, Rev. Robert Tilton and wife Maria of Miami Beach, Florida; James Tilton of Plano, Texas; daughter, Kathryn Higgs of San Clemente, California; grandchildren, Amy Tilton Kushnir (Bill), Jonathan Tilton (Diane), Marcus and Matthew Tilton, Katy Higgs Schaefer (Justin), Maggie Higgs, Aaron and Lauren Tilton; great-grandchildren, Reagan, Jackson, Makena and Dakota Rose and Jake Christian (to come); brother, Bill Gibson (Kay) of Salt Lake City, Utah; sisters, Marion Wysong of Melissa, Texas, Frances Waller of Melissa, Texas and Jean Jernigan (Jack) of Melissa, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and family members. Preceding her in death were her husband, Clyde Tilton; parents; sister, Doris Gibson and brother, John Gibson, sister in-law Montine Wisdom and son-in law Bolin Higgs and many more loving family and friends Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, October 20, 2006, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Brian Harbour and Rev. Robert Tilton officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Blue Ridge, Texas. The family will receive friends from 7- 9 PM Thursday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit ww.tjmfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the American Heart Association and/or First Baptist Church of Richardson Children's Playground Program. Our family is very blessed and grateful for the care and love shown to our mother during her life.In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the American Heart Association and/or First Baptist Church of Richardson Children's Playground Program. Our family is very blessed and grateful for the care and love shown to our mother during her life.

Memorials

  • Our condolences on Mrs. Tilton's Home going..."Who can separate us from the love of Christ".

    Pastors Daniel & Lorena Rodriguez, October 18, 2006

  • Everything on earth has it own time and it own season. Ecclesiastes 3:1 God gave you a wonderful mother. He made her smile of the sunshine, And made her heart of pure Gold. In her he place shining stars, on her cheeks fair roses you could see. A wonderful woman of God. Our condolences go to you Pastor Tilton and First lady and family

    Willie & Sonia Nathalie Bean, October 18, 2006

  • We are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady....We have fond memories of her when we lived in Melissa, she was always so kind to us and always enjoyed visiting in her home. We went to school with you, Bobby, perhaps you remember the Arnold children, Carolyn and Fama, and our mother Jewell Arnold.....Our deepest condolences, our prayers for peace and comfort are with you.... Carolyn Boone-Garland, Fama Grigg-Mckinney

    Carolyn (Arnold) Boone, October 19, 2006

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bob and your family during this time of celebration. Larry Joe and Linda Wright

    Rev. Larry Joe Wright, October 19, 2006

  • Pastor, Elsa and I are sorry for the loss of your mother. We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

    Shane and Elsa Procell, October 19, 2006

  • Margaret was such a lovely lady. We were blessed to know her.

    Clyde & Frances Rill, October 19, 2006

  • Pastor Tilton & Sis. Maria, You and your entire family are in my prayers. May God put his arms around you at this time. Remember earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.

    Falinda Holland-Rios, October 20, 2006

  • Our sincerest condolences in the home going of your mother. Our prayers are with you. Al and Barbara Lewis, Las Vegas, NV

    Alfred and Barbara Lewis, October 21, 2006

  • I am the President of the Sanctuary Choir at Miami's New Life International Church and we would like to offer our condolences to the Tilton family at this time of lose.

    Harriet Willis Graham, October 23, 2006

  • Pastor and First Lady, With much love. May God bless you and your family.

    Crystal Mincey, October 24, 2006