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Mr. Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Gilliam of 329 North Park Drive, Petersburg, Va., departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at VCU/MCV Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He was the youngest son of Estelle Walker Gant and Jacob A. Gilliam.

He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Olive Branch Baptist Church. He graduated from Petersburg High School, class of 1988. After attending barber school, he became a licensed barber for over 20 years. He was employed at Barbara's Beauty Salon, Petersburg, Va.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George and Rosena Walker and paternal grandparents, Darcy and Merlie Gilliam.

He is survived by his wife, Felicia Sutton Gilliam, two daughters, Arielle and Gianna

Gilliam, mother, Estelle W. Gant; father, Jacob A. Gilliam, all of Petersburg, Va.; one brother, Kim A. Gilliam of Petersburg, Va.; in-laws, Joyce and Bob Reed of Chesapeake, Va.; three aunts, Mary L. Parham (Daniel) of South Chesterfield, Va., Elsie M. Browder and Barby J. Roney, both of Petersburg, Va.; one uncle, Darcy I. Gilliam of Silver Springs, Md.; one great-uncle and several great-aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted friends and his Philadelphia family.

A funeral service for Mr. Jeffrey D. Gilliam will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 11119 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, Va., the Rev. Kevin Northam, pastor, eulogist. The interment to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the funeral establishment.

The family will also receive friends at 329 North Park Drive, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-733-5952.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Gilliam at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2013
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