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Mr. Lavan Gillette of Detroit, Michigan  Beloved  Father, Grandfather, Son, Nephew and Cousin born on March 3, 1968 in Detroit, Michigan departed this life on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan at the  age of 50. Service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 Family Hour at 10:00 AM with the Celebration Of Life at 11:00 AM at Citadel Of Praise Church 20280 Lyndon near Evergreen Detroit, Michigan 48223 Dr. Spencer T. Ellis Pastor 313-535-1500. Flower Delivery is on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM.

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  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Ellis Funeral Home
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    My condolences to the Gillette family during this difficult time. Muff, you will always be in my heart. I love you forever. Nikki
    ~ Nichole Hunter   Detroit, MI
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    Our condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.
    ~ The Law Family   Southfield, MI
  • Monday, April 23, 2018
    Our heart goes out to the Gillette Family, we trust God to comfort you with peace. Be strong Nikki, know that God cares and so do we. Much love from North Carolina.
    ~ Sheila Dickson Humphrey   Raleigh, NC
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    "Muffy" is what I knew him as. A great family supporter, and a friend of my Uncle Eric, and my father Derrick. "What's up Kiera" was the first thing he said whenever he seen me. Muffy personality was the brightest in the room. Duffy fulfilled his purpose in life which was to be great energy, love, support, and a great friend to everyone. Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you, for love and not evil." God had to return you home. Muffy meant no harm, and always had a smile on his face. God called Muffy home, but I enjoyed him while he was here. Rest peacefully. I graduate college next weekend Muffy! You always asked me how school was going. You always wanted to know. Hope your smile is even more bright. Much Love, Kiera
    ~ Kiera Vaughn   Detroit, MI
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez