Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home

1806 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI


Sandra Carol Gillman

June 1, 1942September 4, 2019

Of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the age of 77. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harold Gillman; son, David Carlisle Headley; sister Leslie Watson and brother, Jim Watson. She is survived by her children, Christine (Jerry) Mulkey, Terry (Sue) Headley, Pamala Mannor, Atanas “Tom” (Mary) Christoff and Theodore “Ted” (Pam) Christoff; grandchildren, Andy (Adreanna) Mulkey, Tabitha (Zac) Straub, Chad (Jessi) Headley, Nick (Wendy) Headley, Justin (Amanda) Headley, Trenton (Leigh) Headley, Ryan Tousley, Breeana Miller, Katie (Kyle) Jones, Faith, Christopher, Paul, Brooke, Preston and Parker Christoff; eighteen great grandchildren; siblings, Ken Lane, Steve (Cindy) Watson, Judy Kline, Debbie Pregitzer, Milford Watson (Fran), Patty Gibbs and Sharon Thomas. As well as many nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. Sandra was born to Louis and Mary Lane on June 1, 1942 in Addison, Michigan. Her father, Mr. Lane passed away serving in the United States Army in Germany during the end of WWII. She was raised by Mary and LeGrand Watson in Montgomery. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She touched the hearts and lives of many. She will be greatly missed. Sandra taught herself how to play the piano and she enjoyed spending time in the garden. She was proud to have co-founded Christoff & Sons Floor Covering, which her sons continue to operate and grow today. She was passionate about natural remedies and holistic medicine. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of New Covenant Living Church (2405 W. Washington Ave. Jackson 49203) where a funeral service will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 noon, with Pastor Jerry Cox officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation at Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again at the Church on Monday one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Gillman will be laid to rest at Somerset Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to New Covenant Living Church for Missionaries.


  • Funeral Service held at New Covenent Living Church Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Visitation at Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Visitation at New Covenant Living Church Monday, September 9, 2019


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Kirk Roberts

September 9, 2019

So sorry for your loss Ted.

Gary & Shirley Myers

September 6, 2019

Just an addition to our first message. We know how proud Sandy was of ALL her children. We didn't mean to exclude anyone.
Blessings .
Gary and Shirley

Gary & Shirley Myers

September 6, 2019

We are saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. Many memories flood our minds. We know how proud she was watching the success of her sons. But the greatest and most important was her love of Jesus. "Welcome home good and faithful servant" Our prayers of comfort for her family.

Sue Schultz

September 6, 2019

Sandy will be greatly missed. She loved the Lord Jesus and shared that love with people. She is now with him. Until we meet again. Love you friend.