Franceen Shonson Tillem, age 74, passed away Dec. 18, 2020, in the early morning. Franceen was a native Atlantan born on July 21, 1946. She graduated from Druid Hills High School in 1964 and was very involved in the Jewish community. She was past president of Ahavath Achim Synagogue’s Sisterhood and a lifetime member of Hadassah.
Franceen worked at Crum & Forster insurance company and Zim Chemical Co. before devoting herself as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Franceen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 32 years Melvin Phillip Tillem and parents Sam and Beverly Shonson. She is survived by her daughters Mitzi Tillem and Lori Finn (Jordan) Forman, and grandchildren Cary Benjamin Racioppi, Brandon Michael Racioppi, Maxwell Stanley Finn and Isabelle Rose Finn. Franceen is also survived by her sister Marcia (Emil) Baumrind and brother Brian (Karen) Shonson.
A funeral service was held Dec. 20, 2020, via Zoom. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Weinstein Hospice and Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.