OBITUARY

Mary Louise GILLIAM

May 7, 1942April 1, 2021

Mary Louise Gilliam was born Thursday, May 7, 1942, in Mansfield, Louisiana. She was the fourth of ten children born to the lineage of Robert Davis Sr. and Ethel Davis. She accepted Christ at an early age at Spring Hill Baptist Church. She graduated from All Saints High School in Mansfield, Louisiana. Mary relocated to Texas and united with Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, under the leadership of the late Reverend Roy Bivens Sr. She was very active in her church and delighted in serving with the Women’s Mission. She was a devoted Sunday School Teacher. She loved to sing and was a member of the choir. She remained a faithful member for the last 26 years under the current leadership of Rev. Dr. James C. Brown. She boasted about her Pastor and never failed to show or tell anyone how much she loved him. She loved him so much that she provided a banana for him every Sunday morning before Sunday service. Just to make sure he had something to eat before feeding his flock. After 40 years of dedicated services, she retired from Raytheon Defense Division, in Richardson, TX. Mary loved her family. She enjoyed attending events which her children, and grandchildren participated in. Watching the Dallas Cowboys was one of the family greatest past time. She was always cheering for them and would through her cross sign when they were behind. On April 1, 2021, her earthly house of her tabernacle was dissolved, she move to a house not made by hand. Mary was proceeded in death by her parents, Robert and Ethel Davis; two sisters, Ernestine Davis and Fannie Davis; brother, James Davis. Her legacy and memories will continue to be cherished by: Her husband of 53 years, Charles Gilliam; son, Jerome Campbell (Evelyn), Fort Worth, TX; daughters, Tina Campbell-Oaks (Reginald) Fort Worth, TX; and Charla Gilliam, Houston, TX, nine (9) grandchildren, twelve (12) great-grandchildren, Sisters, Willie Jean Hackworth, Alicia Faye Johnson (Larry), Maggie Davis and brothers Robert Davis Jr.(Brenda), Henry Louis Davis and William George Davis (Connie) and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friend.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Roger Davis, Active Pallbearer
  • Benny Winston, Active Pallbearer
  • Keland Hakworth, Active Pallbearer
  • Jabbar Nelson, Active Pallbearer
  • Willie Gross, Active Pallbearer
  • Tommie Davis, Active Pallbearer
  • Kashif Williams, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Jevari Campbell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kasib Williams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert Davis, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • William Davis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Henry Davis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Norris Bonner, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Wake

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Celebration Of Her Life

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

Memories

Mary Louise GILLIAM

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Ella mayes

April 10, 2021

Mayes God bless the entire family with peace and comfort.we worked together many years at Texas Instruments/ Raytheon. Ella Mayes

Gloria Williams

April 9, 2021

Meeting and spending time with Ms.Mary has been a great joy added to my life. She and I enjoyed some of the same simple pleasures of life . One trip we had planned never came to pass. God had a better one. I will miss your trips to Illinois and your warm smile.Until we meet again..... I will check on Kayatana & Family...as she Loved you some much❣
Rest in his arms....🙏🏿❤🙏🏿
Ms. Glow / Your IL. Buddy 🥰

Sheron Nwachukwu

April 9, 2021

To the Gilliam Family, I extend my prayers and deepest sympathy for your family. Your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie will be missed tremendously. At Sweet Home, Sis. Gilliam was a permanent fixture, always there when the church doors were open. Whether she was dropping off grandkids or great grand she was there. Always instilling the word of God no matter the situation. As a member of the Sweet Home Choir she would break out singing "Tis The Old Ship of Zion" anytime the musician seemed like he was taking to long to decide what he was going to play. Lol!! She was truly a force to be reckoned with. Please know we love you all and will continue to pray for you in the days ahead.
Sincerely,
Sheron Nwachukwu

Kevin Palacios

April 8, 2021

Charla,

I'm deeply sorry for your loss and offer my prayers for your family and the eternal rest of your mother's soul. May she rest in peace. Know that we are here for you.

Delicia Fulton

April 8, 2021

My condolences to The Gilliam/Campbell Family, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Charla, I say this to you often and I mean it sincerely “I’m just a call away” Mrs. Mary was a Poised Woman, loved by many and she will be missed. I love you My Dear Friend, My Sista.

Trudy Broussard

April 7, 2021

My heart and prayers are with the family of Mrs. Gilliam! I pray that God comfort you in your time of need.

Sheron Everett

April 7, 2021

Charla, I'm so sorry for the loss to you and your family! Now Mary Louise can take her rest! 🙏🙏🙏

Lisa Hall

April 7, 2021

Charla you were one of the first friends that I made when I moved to the neighborhood and I am grateful for your friendship over the many years. Your mom was a sweet , sassy walking and God fearing woman. I know you will miss her dearly but there is so much of her in you. Hold on to that and the moments spent and God will hold and carry you thru. Love you always and praying continuously for the entire family. 💗 Lisa

Herman Irving

April 7, 2021

Condolences to the Gilliam family. My heart, soul and blessing goes out to the family members and friends, May God walk with you talk with you telling y’all he is there for you always, Keep your Faith and Hope high ... Mary is going up yonder to meet our Lord... She’s is bless... GLUA Irving’s Family

Sandra Jones-Holland

April 7, 2021

Loved you girl! Didn't see you much in the last few years but just knowing you won't be here physically breaks my heart, The surprise phone calls you made to just say hello and see how I was doing will be missed. They always put a smile on my face but not nearly as beautiful as the smile that was always on yours. Family, my deepest condolences to each of you. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Love you all and am so blessed to have known Mary.

FROM THE FAMILY