Sheila Denise Tillman Carter

1963 - 2023

Sheila Denise Tillman Carter, 60, of Advance, NC, passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2023 of
Interstitial Lung Disease as a long-term complication of COVID-19. Born on June 19, 1963, in
Fayetteville, NC, Sheila was the beloved daughter of Willene Tillman and the late John Tillman Sr.
She was also preceded in death by her sweet goldendoodle, Jasper.
Sheila was a vibrant and hilarious woman who lived life authentically. She had a unique sense of
humor that brought joy to those around her. Sheila was widely loved for her sincerity, caring
nature, and zest for life. She was devoted to her family, friends, and community.
Throughout her life, Sheila pursued various career paths that allowed her to make a positive
impact on others. She worked as a Registered Nurse on the oncology floor at Forsyth Medical
Center, teacher, youth pastor at Macedonia Moravian Church, private home care aide, and Med
Tech at Bermuda Village.
In her free time, Sheila enjoyed great snacks, skincare, pedicures, music, reading, and binging the
latest reality television. She cherished moments spent at the beach with friends and quality time
with her children, Paige and Chris. She loved animals of all kinds – dogs, chickens, horses, and cats
especially. Sheila had a passion for attending craft shows and loved summer days spent by the pool.
Sheila’s life will be celebrated in upcoming services. For more information on attending, please
contactthe family at
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis
Foundation, an organization dedicated to research on Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).
Contributions can be made in Sheila’s memory at
Sheila leaves behind a legacy of courage, independence, and faithfulness. She will be deeply missed
by her mother Willene Tillman, daughter Paige Carter, son Chris Carter, daughter-in-law Christy
Carter, brother John Tillman Jr, sister-in-law Laura Tillman, nephews Cal Tillman and Joshua
Tillman, and her beloved goldendoodle, Shelby. May her memory live on in the hearts of all who
knew and loved her.


8 tributes for Sheila Denise Tillman Carter

  1. pamala mcneill

    I had the privilege of working with Sheila. She was a great caregiver, med tech and supervisor. She loved the residents and they truly loved her. She fought so hard to get better and remained optimistic till the end. I will miss her smile and kindness. We text daily during her illness and she had the best attitude for her recovery. I admired how she remained so
    hopeful and positive. I will miss her so much and wanted her to recover from that terrible illness. Sheila you are much loved and missed! Pamala

  2. Becky pritchard

    Sheila you were the best niece I could ever wish for.we loved you so will never be forgotten. Now you are in heaven, so rest your sweet self. Love aunt Becky and uncle Steve.

  3. Robin Westmoreland Gauldin

    Sheila and I went to school together. She was the nicest person and had a beautiful smile. I am so sorry that we have lost another classmate from the 1981 class of Northwest Guilford. To all of her family, my prayer is that God’s grace will provide both peace and comfort to all of you during this difficult time.

  4. Muggs, Robin and Charlotte

    You were such a bright spot to everyone you met. When our Charlotte started school, you helped us with before and after school; you made her early days at school so fun. You left this world entirely too early! I would guess you are up there telling corny jokes and watching over your kids! We are so glad you came into our lives!

  5. Hetti Mazie

    Dearest Sheila I have known you since I first went to Bermuda Village from Bermuda Commens. You were so sweet and caring. Love you and will miss our contact.

  6. Sandra L Armstrong

    Dear Sheila I am so saddened to hear of your passing. You had been a care giver for my grandmother June and she loved you. I will keep your family in my prayers at this sorrowful time.

  7. Tane and Johnny Boger

    Paige, Chris, Christy & Dean:
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Shelia was a sweet person and it seems she was taken so early but we know that God makes no mistakes. May God continue to Bless and comfort you all!!!
    We love you!!!
    Tane and Johnny Boger

  8. Alyssa Brown Favre

    RIP Sheila! Love and prayers to your family.


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