Deacon George E. Dillard

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GEORGE ELLIOTT DILLARD, was born on January 8, 1951 in Martinsville, Virginia to Thomas Walker Dillard, Sr. and Lillian Barbara Dillard. On Tuesday morning, December 2 , 2020 he was called
from labor to eternal rest.

He accepted Christ at an early age. In 1976 he joined Mt. Hermon Baptist Church where he served faithfully as an ordained deacon since 1988.

GEORGE attended the Martinsville local school system in Rdgeway, Virginia graduating in 1972 from Drewry Mason High School. After high school graduation he served in the United States Marine Corp as a Combat Engineer during the Vietnam War.

He graduated from Bliss College earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. It was there that he met the love of his life the former Valorie Reeves. On November 17, 1974 they united in holy matrimony and are the parents of two life branches, Carter and Tameka.

George began his career as an Insurance Agent for Western Southern Life. In 1977, he began employment with the Ohio Department of Insurance as an Insurance Examiner/Analyst, and he became a Certified Financial Examiner and Life Underwriting Training Counsel with designation through the Society of Financial Examiners. He retired January 31, 2006 after 27 years of service.

GEORGE was a gentle giant with a quiet spirit whose family meant the world to him.

George is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Valorie Reeves Dillard; and siblings, Thomas Walker Dillard, Jr., Sallie Mae Banks, James Dillard, Marie Dillard, David Dillard, and Kathy Dillard.

He leaves to carry on his legacy and cherish his memory: children, Carter (Julie) Evans, and Tameka (Nate) O’Neal; grandchildren: Tasha, Martina, Asia, Cameron, Kaiana, Yori, and Harper; great grandchildren: Amya, Mehki, Ethan, Jordyn, Victoria, Kyree, Reggie, Tayla, Juelz, and Ruby; sister, Virginia (Robert, Jr.) Price; special aunt, Hilda Marshall; and a host of nephews, nieces, other close relatives and friends.

PUBLIC Visitation 11:00 AM

PRIVATE Funeral Service 12:00 PM Friday, December 11, 2020 at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church 2283 Sunbury Road 43219.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estate.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Lisa Henry, Imani & Bria

    Uncle George, may you rest in peace. You brought so much fun and laughter to every family gathering and I’ll hold on to your smile and funny moments always! I love you and my family. Warmest love and wishes to my family during this time.

  2. Thoughts and prayers are with family. May God keep his arms around you. There is peace in the promise that life is everlasting.

    Joan and family

  3. Praying for the family that Yahweh comfort and keep you today and the days ahead. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. I love you and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Yahweh our father never sleep or slumber and he is always there to protect you and keep you in a time of need. I am praying your strength in him.
    Love you

  5. Elwood and Jean Rayford

    So sorry for your losses. We will be sending your family a love offering to you!
    Deacon and sister Rayford.

    I will Bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continue to be in my mouth!

  6. Latisha Williams

    Im So sorry for your lost . Tamkia im praying for u. I asked god to give u strength. I love you so much

  7. George and Tracy Burger

    George RIP and Thank you for your service. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends. I worked with George for many years at ODI. We sat near one another and I always enjoyed his stories. He was always a gentleman, honest, hard worker, and true to his faith. Even though we have not seen one another in recent years I have thought and asked about him often.

  8. Danielle Dillard

    Uncle George,

    May you rest in paradise. I’m so glad that I got the chance to speak to you when I had the opportunity to. I know that you and Daddy have a lot to catch up on up there! Tameiika.. I will continue to keep you and your brother and your family in my prayers. You know I’m only a phone call away! I’m truly sorry for your loss but know that we are all grieving alongside with you! God Bless you all. I love you ❤️!

  9. Tameka and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. We had many, many talks over the years and he taught me things about people and had such a positive perspective on life. George had a number of “sayings” and many times I find myself quoting him, always leading with, “as George Dillard would say”. Praying for your family.

    • Thank you! I am so glad you found out about my Dad’s passing. I was trying to figure out how to get in touch with you. He loved you and your family. I was going through one of his Bibles and he had a Christmas card you sent to him back years ago.

  10. H. G. Spangler Jr. DDS

    George was one of the kindest most gentle men that I ever had the privilege of knowing. He was truly a one of a kind individual! I was impressed by his saying sir and mam to every man and woman that he talked to. God has welcomed George and Valorie in to Heaven as a wonderful addition there!

  11. Fabienne Goins-Butler

    My deepest condolences , you all in my prayers.

  12. Sis. Tameka, please know that my family continues to pray for peace and comfort your family. But oh “…what a day of rejoicing it will be when we all get to heaven.” We will indeed “…sing and shout the victory.”

  13. Tamika, I’m so sorry that you lost both parents so close together. They had been together for so long that God wanted to keep it that way. May they Rest In Peace together. George used to shake my hands on Sunday mornings, and he had such a firm grip that both my hands hurt for at least a week (smile). We all loved George (or Deacon, as they called him in church. May your family know peace in the days ahead.

  14. Thomas, Inez and TauVaughn Toney

    Sis Tameka, We are asking God to give you strength and comfort during is difficult trial.
    You and the family are in our prayers. It was always a wonderful time whenever our families would get together and catch-up on the events in our lives. Your mother and father were such a joy to be around and I will always remember our conversations and laughs. God allowed our paths to cross for a reason and we are here to support you in whatever you need. We love you.

  15. Michele McPeters

    My dearest Tameka
    My heartfelt sympathy at this most challenging time. Praying you feel God’s comfort, His strength and peace that surpasses all understanding. May your memories give you strength and your faith hope.
    I Thessalonians 4: 13-18

  16. May God comfort you through this extremely difficult times.
    Praying for your family!

  17. Sending special prayers to both Tameka and Carter and prayers for the family. God will heal your broken hearts and will comfort your souls. God always knows what is best and never makes a mistake. Be encouraged God’s grace and blessings will be with you through this very difficult time. I love you cousin. Continue holding on to God’s hand and remain faithful. Love, Chrissy

  18. George Dillard is going to be missed, but the memories he has left all the people who he’s influenced during his time among us will help in our time of mourning. To the family Mr. George Dillard was a role model for me as I began my career with the Department of Insurance 30 years ago and helped me through some hard times. RIP my dear friend.

  19. Deacon Jeffrey & Deaconess Andrea Carson

    We are praying for you and sending love your way. We can not begin to image the weight of heaviness your heart is experiencing right now. We do know that God never fails and you can and should lean and depend on Him.
    We love you so much. Be blessed and May the sweet peace of Jesus love soothe your soul.
    Love, Andrea & Jeffrey Carson

  20. My deepest condolences to all of you. My prayer for you is that you find peace, and comfort in the coming days. Sending love to you, Tameka, and your family. I know your parents have touched so many lives – what a beautiful legacy they’ve left.

  21. Sis. Dorothy Bennett

    Tameka, you, your family and extended family are on my heart and in my prayers. God please wrap your loving arms around this family in Jesus Name.

  22. Tameka, Prayers lifted for you and your family. My deepest condolences in the loss of your Dad and your Mom as well. Time may stretched in the distance but my love for the Dillard family is that of yesterday. Always in my heart and forever loved.
    Cheri Boyd and the Boyd Family, Tresa and Stella

  23. Cherrie and Dave Ralls

    Enjoy eternal peace Mr. Dillard. Continued prayers for the Family.

  24. Prayers to the entire family for courage, peace and strength. We truly loved Deacon Dilliard, his gentle spirit and personality. He was truly loved and will be missed.

  25. Sis Donna Shepherd

    To the Family, You have my deepest sympathy. Dea. Dillard was a very nice gentleman and always made a point to shake your hand at Church. He and his wife will be miss at Church. May the Lord comfort and grant you peace during this time of sorrow. God Bless!!

  26. To George Dillard family , I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with George for 21 years at Insurance Departement he talked how proud and the love had for his family . So I pray that God bless you and comfort you in these hard times.

  27. It’s Always sad to hear about the passing of a Fellow Veteran. We are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

    Disabled American Veterans
    Capital City Chapter 3

  28. Sending my deepest sympathy to Tameka and family your parents were the greatest, I will always remember them from St.Thomas the apostle school.
    Love you and prayers are with you. The Grant family ❤️

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