OBITUARY

Edward Andrew Gilliam

May 30, 1968January 23, 2020
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Edward Andrew Gilliam, 51, of Durham, died on January 23, 2020. Edward was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he loved being outdoors. He loved cooking and would be considered a “foodie” for his love of great cuisine. He worked as a firefighter and EMT for many years in the Triangle area. His family and friends remember him as a prankster who loved to joke around and who had a nickname for everyone.

Edward is survived by his wife, Amy Maslyn Gilliam and their two children, Bryant Gilliam and Hannah Gilliam; three children from a previous marriage, Kim Gilliam, Edward Andrew Gilliam, Jr. and his wife, JoHannah Gilliam and Katie Gilliam; granddaughter, Marlowe Soleil Gilliam; brother, Robert Gilliam and his wife, Paula Gilliam; nephew, William Gilliam; and a host of other family members. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 28 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 29 at 1:00pm at the Mausoleum Chapel at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, followed by a reception held at Mitchell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers send donations in the form of check or money order to the Firefighters' Burned Children Fund of Person County at PO Box 1092 Roxboro, NC 27573.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Kathy Hrivnak

February 1, 2020

Amy, I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. He was so young and should have had many more years to share with you and your family.. I was out of town or I would have been there at the funeral for him. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Scott Gilliam

January 25, 2020

Just started reconnecting the last several years with Edward after many years of being out of contact. I really appreciated Edward, along with other family members, who came to visit my father, his uncle, in the hospital before he passed a few months later. Edward seemed to be close to my dad and I know dad talked about him quite a bit. Edward, you’re gone way too soon. My prayers are with his wife and children, as well as other family, who need so much comfort during this time.

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