Edward Christian Gilliam

February 22, 1964March 9, 2018

Edward Christian Gilliam, 54, of Dallas, Texas entered Heaven’s Gate March 9, 2018. He was born February 22, 1964 in Dallas, Texas to William Edward and Kathlyn Joy Gililam. His family and friends called him Chris. Chris graduated Lincoln Humanities and Communications Magnet, 1982 and then graduated Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, 1986. He started his career in April of 1987 with the Dallas Police Department where he served his community for over 30 years. Chris was baptized at Damascus Baptist Church and later served as a percussionist at Peoples Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed music, literary writing, movies, photography, motorcycles, fishing and most importantly, his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Kathlyn Joy Gilliam and sister, Deborah Joyce Gilliam Dixon. Edward is survived by wife, Barbara Brewer Gilliam; children, James Brewer and Christina Elizabeth Gilliam; grandchildren, Leslie Samone Brewer and Joshua Jamaule Brewer; sister, Constance Ann Harris; nephews, Jason Harris and Steve Harris and a host of extended family. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00am at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas.


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Phillis Williams (PMBC)

March 16, 2018

Chris and I met at the age of 14, while attending Peoples Missionary Baptist Church. Words cannot express how deeply sadden I am. We had a friendship like no other, he was one of the kindest most respectful person I have ever known. He had a smile that would brighten up a room. I will miss our friendship and laughter. My sincere condolences to the Gilliam Family.

Phillis Williams & Family (PMBC)

Pastor Kevin Bush

March 15, 2018

The Bush Family and The Right Way Church sends our Love and Prayers to the Gilliam Family. We thank God for life, Legacy, and memories of Bro. Chris Gilliam. Peoples Baptist Church brought many lives together, which is how we met the Gilliam Family. We love you all and we are here for you all.

Rushunda Cooper (Adams)

March 15, 2018

Chris Gilliam was a kind hearted person.
We went to church together at Peoples Missionary Baptist Church, and boy Chris could play some drums! When I tell people that work for DPD that knew Chris, he played the drums, they would be like WHAT!!! too funny.

He will be missed but never forgotten.
Chris you are now in the arms of our Father God. Thank you Jesus for blessing me to share the memories
of my brother in Christ, Chris Gilliam.

May God Bless The Gilliam Family.

Rushunda Cooper (Adams), Shakole Cook, Kimberly Akinrodoye (Cook), and Pauline Fluellen

Luis, Paola and Cristina Caballero

March 15, 2018

Chris was a kind hearted soul who adored his family and most of all his wife. I don’t know how many times I heard him talk about meeting Barbara at SMU and I loved because his face just lit up ❤️
We loved him as a neighbor and friend. Over the course of us living at the Enclave at Wooded Creek we became “peoples” and that’s a sentiment my family and I will take with us no matter where we go. Our hearts feel despair because he left us but I can understand why God called him to his side as I’d pick him to be on my team every time.
We will miss our annual meet ups at the State Fair Friend.
Much Love, Luis, Paola and Cristina

Denise Chaney Williams

March 15, 2018

To the entire family of Officer Chris Gilliam, words can not express what we fill for you all at this time. Just know that God make no mistakes and be proud of the man that Chris was and how he served with DPD. He will be truly missed by the community and his friend. We remember Chris not only for his dedicated work but also at the Peoples Missionary Baptist Church as well as his awesome mother Sis Gilliam. May he rest peacefully in Heaven and we will keep you all in our prayers.

God Bless,
Williams Family

Donna Plunk

March 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Avenue during the Fair will no longer feel the same. Will miss my State Fair "husband" always. My sister and our baby girl have my heart and all my love.

Beth Thompson

March 14, 2018

We are praying for your family. Chris will be missed he was a loyal person. I will miss his surprise visit. Much love, Guy, Cedric and I am Guys mom. May God bless and keep you and your family.

Phyllis Williams

March 14, 2018

To the family of S.C. Chris Gilliam. You have my sincere condolences. Your extended Dallas Police Family will keep you in our prayers. Chris is never forgotten. We share in your sorrow. RIH Chris, you are now our "Guardian Angel."

Carlos Guerra Jr

March 14, 2018

My sincere condolences to Chris' family. I worked with Chris in the Traffic Division for many years. It was always a pleasure to see Chris as he was always smiling and never failed to greet you. He was an absolute professional and a gentleman. I will miss him.


Laticia Davis

March 13, 2018

I met "Chris" while attending Peoples Missionary Baptist Church. He adopted me , well "us" (Yolanda Franklin and I) as his lil' sisters; always protecting & giving us advice. Each time I saw him he would always joke and ask me "Tish are you staying out of trouble, cause you know I gotta watch you" laughing as he joked with me. He was a good man, a kind man and most of all a man that LOVED the Lord, his family and his friends. Chris was very proud of "South Dallas" and he did things in his lifetime to make it better. He was a caring officer, in a job that required so much of him. I can still remember the last time I saw him, he was on DPD motorcycle patrol in North Dallas, he said "Tish are you staying out of trouble, cause you know I gotta watch you." I responded..."I'm always in trouble" we both laughed. We shot the breeze and said our "I love you's" and our "see you later's" now that "later" will be in heaven.
Chris you were the best big-brother a girl (who was an only child) could have, and I'll miss you dearly. Thank you for always looking out for me and making sure that I was "good" The world needs more Edward Christian Gilliam's for YOU truly made it a better place. Love, Tish