Age 56- Funeral services for Mark Tilotta will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Pastor John Carabin and Bro. Robert McDougal will officiate. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019, with the family present, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Tilotta passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his residence in Donie.
Mark was born in Houston, Texas on December 27, 1962 to parents Joe Jean Tilotta, Jr. and Aimee Lee Tilotta. He was raised by his loving mother. She brought him up to know the Lord in the Pentecostal faith. He loved the Lord his whole life and did his best to show God’s love to people. Mark dropped out of high school in the 11th grade and went to work at Krogers in Houston as a sacker where he worked for 20 years before retiring to Donie, Texas in 2000. Mark met the love of his life, Theresa, in August 2000 and they married on June 9, 2001 in Donie. Mr. Tilotta worked for Hicks Ferguson in Personville before he started work at Teague ISD as a custodian at the elementary school. He later moved into the maintenance department where one of his duties was to control traffic in the mornings and evenings. Mark would wave to everyone and he even started a tradition of dressing up with funny hats, beards or glasses to brighten up the day for the students, staff and parents. In 2002, Mark & Theresa started attending Groesbeck 1st Assembly of God Church, which is now the Living Proof Church, and was very active within the church, helping where he could. He loved listening and singing Christian music. Mark graduated from an online high school program.
He is survived by his wife of over 18 years, Theresa Tilotta of Donie; one brother, Samuel Tilotta & wife Berenda of Plainview, AR; two brothers-in-law, Don Abshier of Las Vegas, NV and George William Abshier of Erie, PA; six nephews, Timothy Tilotta & wife Jacquline of Houston, Chris Tilotta & wife Kelly of Tennessee, Jonathan Abshier of Pennsylvania, Bradley Haney of Arizona, Iain Abshier of Las Vegas, NV, and Christian Abshier of Las Vegas, NV; two nieces, Jessica Robertson & husband Joshua of Glen Rose, AR, and Jordan Abshier of Las Vegas, NV; six aunts, Zenda O’Neal & husband Leon of Magnolia, Sybol Keasling of Corrigan, Sharon Tilotta Aaron of Houston, Esther Williams of Magnolia, Sally Abshier of Donie, and Janet Abshier of Fredericksburg; one uncle, Louis Tilotta of Houston; numerous great-nieces, greatnephews, and other relatives; The Jim Marler Family; and the Living Proof Church members.
Mr. Tilotta was preceded in death by his mother, Aimee Tilotta; his father, Joe Tilotta, Jr.; two uncles, Charles Tilotta and Roland Finkleman; two aunts, Shirley Gipson and Bernice Green; fatherin-law & mother-in-law, George & Betty Abshier; one brother-in-law, James Abshier; and one nephew-inlaw, Adam Abshier.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Living Proof Church, 1207 E. Navasota, Groesbeck, TX 76642 or lpcgroesbeck.com.
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