Jay Tilley Obituary – Death: We are deeply saddened to learn that Jay Tilley of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away on October 14, 2021, after suffering from a brief illness. It was reported that he died leaving families, friends, and loved ones in great grief and fear.
He was a perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful person. He had a calming presence and was extremely kind, he touched the hearts of so many and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
Causes of Jay Tilley’s Death…
At the moment, no information has been received from the family as they are observing their difficult times. He had a caring heart, generous attitude, and a fun-loving personality that laid the foundation for years of lifelong friendships.
It didn’t matter what you needed, he would be there to help you celebrate, mourn, fix things, build something or just listen and offer a shoulder to cry on or smile to laugh with.
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public at the time of writing this report. The investigation is still ongoing to know the actual cause of death.
Jaime Riehle posted the news of his death on social media :
What’s in my mind? Jay Tilley, taken too early from this world. I will remember him whenever I see anything NC State, Tito’s, fire pits, logs, our bartop made of that beautiful slab of magnolia, the words “stubborn” and “ass” as well as “family guy”, “loyal”, and “friend”. I’ll also think of him whenever I start a DIY project because he always had big ideas, and then Abby would make them happen😉. Jay and Abby were one of the first “couple” friends we made when we moved to NC-you know, a couple that both Chuck and I enjoyed and both kids had fun with. I cherished our adventures because they felt like home to me and those first few years here didn’t feel like home often. I loved him for being true to himself, honest, and a little rough around the edges but yet, completely just a big softy at times. I admired his ability to dream big, but most of all, his family. They are the sweetest and best mannered kids ever and for those that know me, that’s saying something. He and Abby weren’t always on the same page on things and I absolutely loved that they didn’t fake that they were. They’re relationship allowed each of them to have their own opinions, fight for why they were right, and work through it. They’re crazy, chaotic, imperfect life together was beautiful and I often looked to them for inspiration for my own marriage and parenting. So, what’s on my mind? His children and his wife♥️. Prayers for them would be appreciated.
The little reminders that cause tears today will turn into little reminders that make us sad and then those little reminders will eventually make us smile and remember Jay just as he would have wanted us to with love, a grin, and maybe a cold one.
We ask that you uplift his parents and close family and friends in prayer during this time. He has left an impact on the lives of many and a legacy that will live on for many years.