GREENSBORO - Catherine Fleet Tilley, 96 passed away in her room at Wellspring Retirement Community, Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Catherine grew up in Greensboro, graduated from Greensboro College with a degree in mathematics. She taught high school math, worked for Jefferson Standard Life in New Orleans, owned an independent insurance agency, operated Greensboro Paving Company and was co-owner of Tilley Realty and Property Management.
She was the daughter of James B. Fleet (Fleet-Plumber Hardware) and Mae Fleet (Maison Joline Dress Shop). Catherine was preceded in death by her daughter: Mary Joe Brooks and her two husbands: Joseph T. Brooks and R.C. Tilley. She is survived by her brother: Rev. Jimmy Fleet - Greensboro and her son - Jim Brooks - Beech Mountain, N.C. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Catherine had a long life in the business world - but her greatest joy was helping others.
Family members will celebrate her life with a family memorial service in the spring.
She was a life- long member of West Market Street Methodist Church. Memorials in her honor may be made to Wellspring Retirement Community or West Market Street Methodist Church.
Condolences to the family may be communicated at haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com