Ann Gilliam

Ann McClellan Gilliam, 68, of McClellanville, widow of Virgil Lee Gilliam, died Friday, September 23, 2011, at Roper Hospital in Charleston.

Mrs. Gilliam was born in McClellanville on May 31, 1943, a daughter of the late Rev. James O. McClellan, Jr. and Ruby Seigler McClellan. She graduated from Spartanburg Methodist College and earned a B. A. degree from Newberry College. Mrs. Gilliam was employed for more than 20 years as a house parent for Boys Farm of Newberry, a home for boys from broken homes. In 2004, she moved back to McClellanville and was employed as an associate and Bridal Consultant of Belk in Georgetown. Mrs. Gilliam was a member of McClellanville United Methodist Church and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She is survived by a son, Travis Gilliam (Karla) of Silverstreet; a daughter, Dianna M. Bush of Newberry; brothers, James O. McClellan, III of McClellanville and John S. McClellan of Georgetown; sisters, Wilhelmina M. Couch of McClellanville and Susan M. Kobrovsky of Sullivans Island; grandchildren, Jimmy and Tiffany Bush and Christian and Cassie Gilliam; and a great-grandchild, Jaydem Gardner.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2011 at McClellanville United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Jimmy Harper. Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry. Officiating will be the Rev. Eddie Bledsoe. The family will receive friends at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home in Newberry Monday, September 26, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Boys Farm, Inc., PO Box 713, Newberry, S. C. 29108 or McClellanville United Methodist Church, PO Box 242, McClellanville, S. C. 29458.

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#12 Janice &Bryan Salter 2011-11-02 10:40
We are so sorry for your loss! It is always sad to lose someone...espec ially a parent. Rest in the assurance that your mom has now been reunited with your dad and they are in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! How glorious for them! And to know that someday you will be with them, praising Him! It was a real blessing to know both your mom and dad and to count them as friends as well as our brother and sister in Christ. You and your families remain in our prayers as your lives begin to return to the new normal. May the Lord continue to comfort you and bless you.
#11 Al and Anne Shealy 2011-10-05 12:56
Travis and Dianna. I was so shocked to read of your mom's paasing. She was one of the most beautiful people I have ever known. I know you will niss her greatky and you children were everything to her. Please know that I am always available if you need me. I send you all my love and hold you in my thoughts and prayers. You have the great comfort of knowing that she is at rest with our Lord and Savior, Jesus and that we will see her again someday.
#10 Les & Jeanette 2011-09-27 10:12
Travis & family
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time, trust in the Lord to guide you.
Les & Jeanette Gardner
#9 Harriett Rucker 2011-09-26 21:44
I am so sorry to learn of Ann's death. She and I were at SMC together. I used to ride home sometimes with Ann and Virgil. They were secretly married then because she couldn't live in the dorm as a married student. So, we kept the secret until she could finish the year. What fun those days were. Ann was a wonderful person. Keep her memory alive for you and your children by holding onto the wonderful memories you have. May God bless each of you and know that He is there to guide you through these sad times.
#8 David and Judy Clark 2011-09-26 10:57
Travis and Diana,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We trust that the God of all comfort will give you peace and strength in this time of bereavement. Ann Gilliam was one of the finest ladies I have ever known. Our lives are immeasurably enriched for having known her. She was a blessing to all. That makes your legacy so rich, but it also makes your loss more profound.
Know that we are holding you up in prayer.
#7 Misty West 2011-09-26 10:39
Praying for the entire Gilliam Family at this time of loss.
#6 Wilson Senn 2011-09-26 00:35
Losing a mother is extremely tough, so while I can't say I know exactly what you're going through, I know how hard of ordeal you are going through at this time. Remember, coach Gilliam, everybody has two ears and two shoulders and I wore many many of them out...and some I still do!
#5 Pat and Dorothy 2011-09-25 21:48
Travis, Karla, Christian,and Cassie, Just wanted to let you know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength, comfort, and peace during this most difficult time. Always remember that you are in the Palm of His Hand. May Psalm 121 bring you much comfort. We love you...Uncle Pat and Aunt Dorothy
#4 Kristal K. Long 2011-09-25 11:31
Travis & family, wanted you all to know that my thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time. Hold the memories you have close to your heart and turn them into TREASURES. May God be with you all and guide you through this!
#3 Dia Ware 2011-09-25 02:43
So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
#2 Gerald Dominick 2011-09-24 20:42
Travis, Karla and family;
Please know that my heart goes out to you in this time of grief. You are in our prayers and will continue to be. I want to try to attend at least the burial service and will try to make it to the visitation. I am having eyelid surgery Monday morning, so don't know how things will go.
You are in our prayers.
Gerald and Moriat Dominick
#1 Polly Turner 2011-09-24 13:19
Dianna & Family , sorry to hear of your loss. Take comfort in knowing your Mama is not suffering anymore. Stay strong and God will be with you during this sad time. Hold on to the memories you have of your Mama. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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