John William Tisdale ‘Tennie’

Published 4:10 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019

John William Tisdale “Tennie” was born June 30, 1931 in Lunenburg County, Virginia to John Robert and Elizabeth Jackson Tisdale.

He received his education in the Public Schools and work ethics on the farms in Lunenburg County.

He was a long time member of Friendship Baptist Church Kenbridge, Virginia.

He married Lucille Johnson on July 3, 1955 and to this union two children were born, Ray Wayne and Vickie Lynette Tisdale.

John (Tinnie) was a farmer, and he worked many young people. He also did some public work at the Kenbridge Dry Cleaners and finally drove a school bus until his retirement.

On Wednesday August 14, 2019 at his home, God sent his Angels down to give him his wings to fly off with them to the new Land.

Preceded in death by his parents, John Robert and Elizabeth Jackson Tisdale; grandparents, Samuel and Alice Crowder Tisdale, Samuel and Emma Jane Johnson Jackson; siblings, Sam, Charlie and Nick Tisdale, also Mary T. Reese.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 64 years, Lucille Johnson Tisdale; one son, Ray Wayne Tisdale (Sheila); daughter, Vickie Lynette Tisdale (Robert Stokes); grandchildren, Wayne Jamaal Tisdale, Ashley La’Nay Tisdale, Christopher Johnrance Tisdale; one sister, Patricia Bectom of North Carolina; two sisters-in-laws, Elizabeth H. Tisdale and Susie Daniels; two brothers-in-law, Otis Reese and Cleveland Johnson all of Kenbridge, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Pops favorite words were “is EVERYBODY HAPPY.”

Special thanks to his granddaughter, Ashley Tisdale for staying by his side while home; devoted friends; Ms. Covington, Nannie Isaac, Mae Smith, Shirley Smith, R.N. Samantha, Debra Craven, Otis Reese, Rosco Reavis and C.N.A.’s at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 17, 2:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Kenbridge with interment in the Rosebud Baptist Church cemetery, Dundas.

S.P. Jones and Son Funeral Home served the family.