Sunday, July 8, 2012
In Loving Memory of Dennis Tillet
Early Thursday morning I was at home helping my mother with a few errands around the house. While my mother was blabbing off ( as mothers do ) I was on my phone checking my email and browsing through facebook. As I scroll down various wall post I see a picture of Dennis. He was smiling, dancing and singing kind of a funny picture. I laughed cuz I know how much of a party animal he is and how much he loved to have a good time. I immediately screen shot the photo and send it to Dennis and one of my other good friends Aaron. We usually share funny photos, texts and emails between each other. As I continue to scroll down facebook I notice a pattern.... Tons and tons of pictures of Dennis down my timeline each one showcasing that signature smile of his with the text R.I.P. My immediate thoughts are '' lol this has gotta be a 4th of July joke ''. I say to myself let me get to the bottom of this crazy talk. I call Aaron and when he picks up the phone and projects a very somber 'Hello' my mother approaches me with more jibber jabber. As my mother completes her sentence I hear the sound of crying through the phone which confirmed my suspicions. Dennis was no longer with us. As I hear the horrific tale of how his life was taken away from him and how he spent his last hours gasping for air as the police department questioned everyone of the events, I broke down! No one deserves that fate and Dennis certainly didn't deserve that. We cry when something tragic occurs and there isn't anything you can do about it. We cry because we know death means the absolute end of a life journey that was filled with Beyonce 'uh-oh' dance's, endless joke's and laughs, plenty of happy hour nights, club nights, a true love and even Nicki Minaj 'Bottoms Up' video impersonations lol.
I was blessed to share allot of memories with Dennis and I will leave you with one of my favorites! One night as I was walking up to attend a popular club in Hollywood. Dennis was there and so were several other friends. After I greet everyone Dennis pulls me to the side and says 'Hey bitch why you didn't call me and tell me you were wearing your Dr Martens tonight'. I replied and said 'Bitch cuz I didn't want to be Tia and Tamara tonight'. Everyone laughed and Dennis told me to make sure I call him next time I wear em. Who calls to report they outfits lol.
I want to send out my deepest condolences to my great friend Britten and Dennis' family in this time of grievance of such a beautiful spirit. I pray that there is justice for my friend in regards to those responsible for this horrific murder of a beautiful life that was. Below is a picture of Dennis and I a few years back on the day I got to meet one of my favorite people in the world Lil Kim. I will always remember Dennis and never forget the smile that once walk this earth. I Love You Dennis until we meet again!