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Mary Frances GILLIAM Notice
GILLIAM , Mary Frances On Monday, March 4, 2013
Mary Frances Gilliam departed this life at Bayview Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Daughter of the late Matthew Allen and the late Rita Burris, was born on October 31, 1947 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Of all the things Mary enjoyed; she took the greatest pride and privilege in caring for her family. She adored her sons, loved her daughter, and was delighted to be a grandmother. Mary was the matriarch and protector of her family; she loved each one of them fiercely and unconditionally, and was extremely proud of their accomplishments. "Proud Mary" is a description of how she lived her life. Mary was gregarious, possessed a great personality and loved smiling and being around people. She would often sing and heads would roll when she did "her dance." But one cannot speak of Mary without acknowledging that when you entered her home it was immaculate and full of love and food that was always plentiful and delicious. The memories that Mary created for her family and her community will remain etched in the minds of those who experienced her talents and gifts. We will be forever blessed to have been part of the life of Mary Frances Gilliam. Almighty God, we thank you for the gift of our beloved Mother and for the opportunity to love and be loved by her. Unfortunately, and by no fault of the family, a guest book was not available at our mother's Memorial Service, so we have no documentation of all who attended. In lieu of cards, our family wishes to extend this heartfelt sentiment to those of you who blessed us with your presence: Words cannot adequately express the gratitude that we feel as a result of your special care, consideration, support and patience during this unimaginably difficult time. To lose our mother, the girls' grandmother - our sweetheart - in such a way will be difficult to fully process and overcome, but it certainly helps to know that we are in your thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful. With love, Zelda (Shelly), Chris, and The Gilliam Girls
Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Vaughn Greene Funeral Services Randellstown, MD 21133
Published in Baltimore Sun on Mar. 24, 2013
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