The Tillman Family
Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
CEO, CSFP, Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Embalmer, PreNeed Specialist, Notary Public
Leon Tillman was born in Georgetown, South Carolina in 1936. He is one of 15 children born to the late Benjamin and Ella Tillman. He is a FIRST generation mortician. He completed his formal education there and began studying for the ministry, after a year, he was inducted into the United States Navy and moved to the state of California.
Following his discharge from the Navy in 1960, he enrolled at the Los Angeles Trade and Technical College. There he studied computer science, and received an Associate Degree.
He began working for the Signal Oil and Gas Company and within five years he became a supervisor of the computer operations in the Los Angeles district. In 1970, he resigned from his position at Signal Oil and enrolled in the California College of Mortuary Science. Upon graduating, he began working for the Harrison-Ross in Los Angeles, as a embalmer and funeral director. He resigned from Harrison-Ross in1978 and gained employment at St. Vincent Medical Center, worked weekends at Angelus Funeral Home and furthered his education by attending night school. He received a degree in Business Administration in 1982. In 1983, he moved to Riverside, California to pursue his dream as a mortuary business owner.
He served as state president of the California Funeral Directors & Embalmer's Association for 11 years. He also served as the district 8 governor of the National Funeral Director's & Embalmer's Association for 11 years as well. He has served on numerous committees in the association. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1972. Mr. Tillman is the father of three (3) adult children, and four (4) grandchildren and (30) great grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys traveling to Alaska and South Carolina for fishing trips. He is a longtime member of Traveler's Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Today, he is joined in service by his daughter, Ms. LaTanya C. Tillman who is also a licensed funeral director & also his granddaughter, Ashlynne C. McNeil Tillman.
Lic. Funeral Director, #3007, BS, President, Notary Public #2010593
La Tanya has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 2007. She's a 1981 Graduate of P. Banning High School in Wilmington, Ca, 1986 grad. of Voorhees College, Denmark South Carolina. She is also a Notary Public for the State of CA.
La Tanya is a faithful member of Amos Temple CME Church in Riverside, Ca, but also has membership at Bethel AME Church in Georgetown, South Carolina.
She also enjoys Event Planning, which she does for her personal enjoyment as well as, for the mortuary and her church.
She is a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a member of the local chapter of the NAACP.
In her spare time, she enjoying entertaining and spending time with family and friends.
God Is The Source & The Strength Of MY Life.....
Vice President, General Manager , Electronic Death Registrar, M.S, B.S, Licensed Funeral Director 4553, Apprentice Embalmer 14068
Licensed Funeral Director #2383, Death Registrar, Bilingual Counselor
Joaquin has been a licensed funeral director in the state of California since September 4, 2003. He has worked for Tillman Riverside Mortuary since 2006. Joaquin specializes in filing and processing death certificates and directing funeral services. Joaquin is also bilingual and very accommodating to the hispanic and latino culture of funeral service. In his spare time, Joaquin enjoys traveling to Mexico to visit family and friends. He also plays the accordion & sax with a band. He's been playing instruments with this band all over California for over 40 years.
Joaquin is a proud father of 4 & also enjoys spending time with his children and making new memories that will last beyond his time here on earth.
Pre Arrangement Counselor
Lady Attendant, Office Aministrator
Lead Lady Attendant
Juanita served with Tillman Riverside Mortuary as our lead lady attendant for over 25 years. She will be missed by the staff tremendously. She will forever be our " Senior Lady "
June 12, 1945 - January 3, 2021
Pre Arrangement Counselor
Apprentice Embalmer 14078
Langston Pierre C. Grant- Mitchell is not an ordinary nineteen year old. Same can be said for him at any age since he was two years old.
Currently, Langston is a Freshman attending Cypress College taking on the Mortuary Science Program & a High School graduate of the San Diego High School Of Business & Leadership. Langston has always been a self- motivating force in event planning in church, school and the community.
He currently serves as a City Of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department Employee.
Langston is the great- grandson of Rev. Frank S. Shaw who served as proud pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for 35 years, now known as New Shiloh M.B.C. in San Diego, CA
Langston's favorite scripture is Psalms 34:1 ~ I will bless the Lord at all times and his praises shall continually be in my mouth.
Needless to say, between the demands of school and other responsibilities Langston does not let any grass grow under his feet.
Bilingual Family Counselor