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John "JW" Gilliams, 80, of 13030 Highway 169, Salem, AL passed Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. EST, Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. Paul C.M.E. Church, Crawford, AL with Rev. Johnnie Nelms, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1 - 8 p.m. EST.

Mr. Gilliams was born March 28, 2017 in Lee County, AL to the late Ingram Gilliams and the late Rosie Lee Duffie Gilliams. He was a member of St. Paul C.M.E. Church. He was a school bus driver for Russell County Board of Education, was employed with Eagle & Phenix and Ampex.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie Gilliams of Crawford, AL; three sons, Calvin Tolbert of Auburn, AL, Willie Gilliams of Columbus, GA and Riley Gilliams; three daughters, Cynthia (Carey) Cochran of Salem, AL, Karen (Cleon) Francis of Middleton, CT and Yolanda Gilliams of Waterbury, CT; one brother, Walter (Toney) Gilliams of Phenix City, AL; one sister, Eva Nell Alexander of Phenix City, AL; 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Taylor Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    I want to offer my condolences to the Gilliams family and friends. Our heavenly Father of tender mercies knows your pain and has promised to remove pain and death__ Revelation 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." He promise to undo the affect of death by bringing our love ones back to life from the memorial tombs__ John 5:28, 29 "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." What a delight it will be to see them again! Allow these words to keep comforting all of you.
    ~ VScott   GA
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Miss Lillie, I am praying for comfort and peace for you and your family. I love you.
    ~ Pat Lovell   Macon, GA
  • Friday, April 21, 2017
    To the Gilliam 's family, our deepest condolences during this excruciating painful time. May you draw strength from the God of all comfort and from his promise at Rev.21:4 to rid mankind of sicknesses and Death, soon.
    ~ bj   GA
  • Friday, April 21, 2017
    Sorry for your loss Mrs Cynthia you and Tyeshia and Boosie
    ~ Jarvis   Auburn, AL
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    To Sister Lillie and family, we love you and God loves you too. God will stay by your side during this difficult time. Read Matt. 5:4.Our prayers go out to you. Blessings. Janie Johnson & Family
    ~ Janie Johnson   West Covina,, CA
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Love you guys.Sorry for our loss.May God Bless and keep you at time.
    ~ Walter(Cooter Boy)&Patsy Pitts   Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Love you guys.Sorry for our loss.May God Bless and keep you at time.
    ~ Walter(Cooter Boy)&Patsy Pitts   Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Love you guys.Sorry for our loss.May God Bless and keep you at time.
    ~ Walter(Cooter Boy)&Patsy Pitts   Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Love you guys.Sorry for our loss.May God Bless and keep you at time.
    ~ Walter(Cooter Boy)&Patsy Pitts   Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Love you guys.Sorry for our loss.May God Bless and keep you at time.
    ~ Walter(Cooter Boy)&Patsy Pitts   Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Love you guys.Sorry for our loss.May God Bless and keep you at time.
    ~ Walter(Cooter Boy)&Patsy Pitts   Indianapolis, IN
  • Sunday, April 23, 2017
    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. YOU ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
    ~ JANET JOHNSON   SAKEN, AL
  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    Sorry for your loss May God Bless and keep you. Michael Carter
    ~ Michael Carter   Snellville, GA
  • Monday, May 01, 2017
    We want to offer words of encouragement to the family. The Bible holds out a sure hope for those who die. At the book of John chapter 5. and verses 28-29. God son made the the statement that give real hope and comfort. Please read and think about what it says. Our deepest sympathy! M. & L. A