Doris Tillis, mother of Pam Tillis, passes away

Doris Tillis, mother of Pam Tillis (Photo via Facebook/PamTillis)

Heartbreaking news for Pam Tillis and her family as the singer has revealed that her mom, Doris Tillis, has passed away.

The singer took to social media on Wednesday to express her grief, sharing a picture of her mom as a child and writing simply: Words are insufficient. Doris Yvonne Tillis. The heart beat of our family

Words are insufficient Doris Yvonne TillisThe heart beat of our family

Posted by Pam Tillis Official Music Page on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

According to her obituary, “Doris Yvonne Duckworth Tillis, age 79, died peacefully in her sleep on August 28, 2019 at her home in Ashland City, Tennessee.”

Doris was married to country music hall of famer Mel Tillis for 20 years before divorcing in 1977. She spent her later years writing songs, sculpting, painting, designing and planting colorful gardens, and once taught a writing class to the homeless of Nashville.

A private service for family will be held in Henrietta, Tennessee with a memorial planned later in Nashville, Tennessee.

Rather than flowers, the family says that gifts can be made to Ridgecrest Summer Camps in Ridgecrest, North Carolina, P.O. Box 279, Ridgecrest, North Carolina, 28770, or The Caring People, P.O. Box 164, Branson, MO 65616.

She really sounds like an amazing woman and my heart goes out to Pam Tillis and her entire family.