Donny Tillery, retired officer, passes away

Donny Tillery, a recently retired correctional officer, suddenly passed away Nov. 20, 2022.

Tillery began his career in July 1998 when he reported to Preston Youth Correctional Facility. In
July 2011, he transferred to Mule Creek State Prison, where he worked as a Correctional Officer until retiring Nov. 3, 2022. He was 50 years old.

“Donny will be remembered for his inspiration, positivity and generous spirit. Our sincere condolences go out to all who knew and cared for Donny. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers,” according to a statement issued by the Division of Juvenile Justice.

A visitation for friends and family will be Thursday, December 1, from 4 to 7 pm at Daneri Mortuary in Jackson. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, December 2, at 11 am at the Evelyn Bishop Hall in Ione with a graveside service to follow at the Ione Public Cemetery.

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