Jean Gilliam

October 13, 1929January 7, 2021

Jean Gilliam, of Texas City, joined her husband of 63 years, Dewey Gilliam, Jr., and our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven on January 7, 2021.

Jean was born October 13, 1929 in Haskell, Texas to Arthur and Jewell Proffitt. She married Dewey on June 19, 1945 and immediately took a bus to Galveston, where they lived until moving to Texas City in 1949. Jean lived in Texas City until the last few months of her life, from there she moved into Seasons Personal Care Home in Hitchcock. We appreciate the love, care and compassion she received from the residents and caregivers there.

Jean enjoyed cooking, her banana pudding was the best you have ever had. She loved to make macaroni and cheese and black cherry Kool-Aid for her grandkids, and then her great grandkids. She also loved her garden and had a beautiful back yard, she was known for having a spotless home and yard. She assisted Dewey with the Gilliam Trucking Company until they retired, then owned and operated various resale businesses.

She is survived by her Children, Leslie and Debbie Gilliam, Sharron and Gary Kittrell, and Lloyd (Butch) and Carolyn Gilliam. Jean is also survived by Brother, Hayden Proffitt and Sister-In-Law, Lena Gilliam Haire. She loved her Grandchildren, Tara and Chad Beaver, Amiee and Keith McGuire, Morgan and Monica Gilliam, Tracy and Kimberly Gilliam. She also had many Great Grandchildren that she cared for deeply, Nicholas and Maria Jose Zamora, Makenzie Beaver, Chad Michael Beaver, Jr., Reese McGuire, Coty McGuire, Marshall Gilliam, Baker Gilliam, Caroline Gilliam, Bethanne Gilliam, Terry Gilliam and Lindsey Gilliam. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family welcomes you to the graveside viewing and service 2:30PM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598. Officiating will be Bishop Delbert Herrin. In lieu of flowers you may donate to "Hope for Them" in memory of Jean Gilliam by visiting or Hope4them, P.O. Box 1992, Friendswood, TX 77549--1992. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gilliam family.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


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Miquela painter

January 10, 2021

Mrs. Jean! Where to even begin! Me and you shared a very very special relationship! I really enjoyed taking care of you! I will never forget your birthday when we all set outside and celebrated and I got to meet your family and fell in love with them! You did an amazing job on raising your daughter she is one of a kind! And that granddaughter Tara of yours she's an angel! Praying for the whole family through this! I will never forget you I will cherish all our memories we ever made together! You stole my heart the first time I met you and you will always have a special place in my heart! Love and miss you so so much I will always be your baby girl! Tell Mr Dewey I said hello! Praying for this family in this time!

Sharron Kittrell

January 10, 2021

Thank you for 71 years of Christmas’s, birthdays, laughs and tears. We’ve shared a lot of good times and bad but at least we had each other to share with. I know where you are and will see you again!!

Tara Beaver

January 10, 2021

Thank you for being a good Granny to me. Love you❤️