OBITUARY

Jessie Gilliam

December 21, 1939May 7, 2014

Gilliam, Jessie Fern Caudill, age 74, passed away from this earth and into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday May 7, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Cumberland, KY. Jessie graduated from Cumberland High School in 1957 where she made many lifelong friends. She was married to Jack Aaron Gilliam for 48 years. Jack preceded her in death in 2013. She was also preceded by her parents, Eva and Watson Caudill; and by a son, Jack Emerson Gilliam. She is survived by a son, Jamey Gilliam; grandson, Jay Gilliam and his mother Lora; daughter-in-law, Chrissy Mick Gilliam; sister-in-law, Sybil Hudson; brother-in-law, Otto Gilliam; aunt, Hazel Hackworth; and several cousins and friends. Visitation will be Monday May 12, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave. Funeral service will follow the visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in David’s Cemetery. The family would like thank the wonderful staff at Hospice of Dayton for their loving care of Jessie. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420. Online condolences may be directed to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 12, 2014
REMEMBERING

Jessie Gilliam

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Peggy, Aretta, Brenda

May 15, 2014

Jessie was our neighbor in Cumberland, KY many years ago. Such a sweet and kind person.

Ginger Lindamood

May 14, 2014

I will always remember Jessie as one of the most caring and loving people I've ever met. Sorry for your loss, Jamey. Bless you.

Lorena Morgan

May 11, 2014

I am so glad that I was able to renew my high school friendship with Jessie during her last several years. She was instantly loved by everyone who came in contact with her and often called people honey, sugar., and similar words of affection. Although it was sad to see her during her last days, I was pleased to be able to convey messages from other friends and let her know how much we all cared. May you rest in peace, sweetie.

Margaret Ann Logan Trent

May 11, 2014

Jessie, how can anyone forget you. You made life happier when you were present. Your laughter is unforgettable. You are special and represent the very best of my memories from Cumberland High. The angels are waiting to meet the new red-haired angel coming home. With eternal love, Margaret Ann Logan Trent.

May 10, 2014

SO SORRY FOR THE FAMILY. JESSIE HAS GONE TO REST NOW, WITH NO PAIN AND SUFFERING. SHE HAS GONE TO HEAVEN, TO BE WITH GOD. I GREW UP WITH JESSIE DURING OUR HIGHSCHOOL DAYS. SHE WAS A LOVING PERSON, AND LIKED EVERONE, AND EVERYONE LIKED HER. HER PARENTS WERE WOUNDERFUL PEOPLE AS WELL. HER MOTHER WOULD ALLWAY MAKE US COOKIES, ECTS. HER DAD WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AS WELL. I ALLWAYS CALLED HIM MR WATSON. AGAIN,TO THE FAMILY,MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUALL. LEE R CORDER,LORE CITY,OHIO

May 9, 2014

Jamey Gilliam,, Darrell Ison Shirley Ison Tammy IsonTaylor are sorry for you loss...We loved Jessie Fern...come see us...606-589-2638 Ison Family

May 9, 2014

To Jamey and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother whose heart was always full of love.
Our deepest sympathy,
The Mick family

May 9, 2014

I am grieved by her passing. She was my lovely redheaded, energetic sweetheart when we were in the Second Grade at Cumberland Elementary. She was beautiful and I was smitten by her. Like other children of that age we chased each other at recess and shared our clumsy first kiss on the playground. I have many fond memories of her as we grew up in Cumberland and attended High School together. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her and missed by all. TONY DAY Louisville, TN.

Betty West

May 9, 2014

RIP, Jessie.

Lisa Blair-Cox

May 9, 2014

Jamey and family: I heard about the passing of your mother I wanted to express my sympathy. Not sure if you remember me but I lived in NY section near your grandparents Eva and Watson. They were such awesome people and always so nice to all the neighborhood kids. Condolences from the Blair Family. Lisa Blair-Cox