Jessica R. Tillson, age 52, of Shelton, beloved mother and friend, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bridgeport on September 14, 1965, she was the daughter of Charlene Schliebe Tillson of Bridgeport and the late Thomas A. Tillson Sr. She was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1983 and also attended the University of Connecticut. A 21-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department, Jessica worked her way up to earn the rank of Sergeant. Throughout her career, she received many accommodations and awards, including the Medal of Merit and was a former member of the Police Honor Guard.
But above all of her accomplishments and roles in life, none was greater than that of mother. She was at her best when she was spending time and creating lifelong memories with Ainsley. Jessica was always there to assist with her dance and theatre. She loved cooking for family and friends and enjoyed family vacations.
Jessica was a loving and caring person and the unconditional love she gave will forever be in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her mother, Charlene, survivors include the love of her life, Steven Lougal, her cherished and adored daughter Ainsley Tillson Lougal both of Shelton, her two stepdaughters, Alexandria and Tabitha Lougal of East Haven, granddaughter, Marlena, her brother, Thomas A. “TJ” Tillson Jr., and his wife Marie of Shelton, nephews and niece, Thomas A. “Alex” Tillson III, Mason and Fischer Lougal and Parker Lougal; mother-in-law, Jan Lougal of East Haven, brother-in-law Scott Lougal and his wife Tricia of Branford, sister-in-law Tami Speer and her husband Stan of East Haven, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and dear colleagues whom she considered family at the Bridgeport Police Department.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. directly in Olivet Congregational Church, 2102 Main Street, Bridgeport. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Mt. Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m. atThe Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824.