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Tiffani Denise Brimm Gilliard

September 18, 1984 - June 6, 2022

Tiffani was born to Susan Brimm (Cillie) and John Pennix in Lynchburg, Virginia on September 18, 1984. Tiffani graduated from Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Virginia in 2002. She attended Norfolk State and graduated from Cosmetology School at Pivot Point Academy (Illinois).
Tiffani and Corey met in January 2004 and were married on August 5, 2005, making their home in Norfolk Va. Deeply in love and inseparable, they would actively seek out adventures. Tiffani and Corey relocated to Chicago Illinois and then returned to Norfolk Va.
Tiffani’s pride was in her family, and she was a stay-at-home mother and had a passion for style. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Tiffani. She loved a quiet evening with her husband and kids. Tiffani had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily life. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met.
Tiffani was a lover of food and movies. Some of her favorites were TGI Friday’s Sizzling Chicken and Cheese and her mother’s sweet potato pie. Tiffani loved old-school comedies like Coneheads, Beetlejuice, and Crooklyn. To know Tiffani is to have laughed with or to have shared a kind word, whether with a close friend or stranger. Those around her were drawn to her infectious personality.
Tiffani was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Lucille Gilliard and two brothers Paul Robertson and Michael Word.
Tiffani’s legacy will continue to be celebrated by her husband, Corey Gilliard and their four kids: ZaNya, Zachary, Zayne, Zander; her parents, Susan and John; her father-in-law George Gilliard Sr.; three sisters Lyndell Sandidge (Richard), Trish Pennix and Kimberly Farrow (Abe); three brothers John Robertson (Ethel), Donald Word, and Gary
Word; one Aunt Rosalia Brimm Morris; two uncles Dennis Brimm and Roland Brimm; three brothers-in-law George Gilliard Ill (Jaque), Jerome Gilliard, Sydney Robinson; three beloved Nephews Adrian (AJ) Farrow (Andrea), Brandon (BJ) Farrow (Emily) and Ethan Farrow; four special cousins Kristen Bradley, Ryan Hubbard (Marty), Harold Brimm and Darrell Brimm; Special friends Tiffany Harvey, Tequintia George, Corissa Reed, Joey Manning, Charie Williams, and Maddie Jennings and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Sincere condolences from the Whaley family in Orlando, FL. Corey, we are praying for you and your family.

Posted by Millicent Whaley on June 25, 2022

My deepest condolences to all of Tiffani’s family. Still so hard to believe; I pray you all are able to find peace and comfort with the love of one another and God❤️

Posted by Tania F Cardwell on June 25, 2022

What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. I feel so lucky to have met you

Posted by Taylor Perry on June 25, 2022

I am so sorry, Corey. You and your family have my sincerest condolences.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Posted by Felicia on June 25, 2022

You and your family have my deepest condolences. May the Lord guide and protect you all in the days ahead, both now and forever.

Posted by Bill Crandall on June 25, 2022

Tiffani was my first friend when I moved to Virginia and we shared many great memories. She was loyal, honest, fun, and beautiful. I will miss her deeply. Her smile could light up a room. My favorite memory with her is when several random strangers would walk up to her and say she looked like Gina from the 90's show Martin! She would always get a kick out of that. Tiffani will be missed deeply.

Posted by Charie Williams on June 25, 2022

Please accept my condolences. I pray that God will give you all comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding in the days to come. -LaToya McGlone, School Counselor

Posted by LaToya McGlone on June 18, 2022

To the family, friends, & love ones: May God continuously bless, strengthen, and comfort you all during this time.

Posted by Loretta Barnard on June 17, 2022

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