SHELBY- Alcina Patric "Cina" Gilliam, 44, formerly of 215 Best Street Apt. 18, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Shelby. She was born on Dec. 15, 1968, in Cleveland County, to Patricia Christopher Smith and the late Albert Gilliam.
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Alcina was a 1987 graduate of Shelby High School and attended Cleveland Community College. Her employment included Ora Mill, Cleveland Regional Medical Center and most recently White Oak Manor Nursing Home.
"Cina", as she was known by many, was a sweet and humble person who loved people and would do anything she could to help anyone. She enjoyed having fun, making people laugh and playing cards. Last but not least, she loved her children and family.
Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Patricia Christopher Smith (James) of Shelby; four children, Altrinia Gilliam (Chad), William Gilliam, Christopher Gilliam and Alan Gilliam, all of Shelby; her siblings, Michael Christopher (Tonya) of Union Mills, Robert Christopher (April) and Denise Christopher (Patrick), both of Shelby; two grandchildren, Chance Young and Donavan Winston; her nieces and nephews, Dionna Allen, Tiffney Hopper, Keyondra Littlejohn, Robert Christopher, Jr., Damonte Poole and Dashaun Christopher; special friends, Von Walker, Revonda Smith, Shannon Glenn and Delores Pearson; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church, and at other times at the home of her mother, Patricia Smith, 427 Murdock Circle, Shelby.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Officiated by: Pastor M. Lamont Littlejohn
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Funeral home: Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences: www.enloes.net
Published in Shelby Star on Oct. 31, 2013
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