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Paloma Mae (Tillman) Chalker

June 26, 1922 ~ February 4, 2020 (age 97)


Paloma Mae Tillman Chalker, 97 of Collegedale, TN, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. 

She was born in Lodi, CA on June 26, 1922 and daughter to the late Cecil and Bonnie Tillman of College Place, WA.  Paloma was a resident of Collegedale for 48 years and member of the Collegedale Community SDA Church.  She was the wife of the late, Byron k. Chalker, who passed away in 2011.

Paloma was the mother of Donna (Ruben) Lopez; Byron (Barbara) Chalker, Jr. and Ronald (Joy) Chalker; loving grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 10

No funeral or memorial services are planned for now.  A private graveside service will follow for the family at a later date.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga, East Team, for their care of Paloma for the past six months.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial gifts be given to It Is Written Television, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN 37401 or online at, in her memory.

Please visit to share words of comfort.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

To send flowers to Paloma's family, please visit our floral section.


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