Etta Gilkey age 79 of Gary, Indiana passed away Wednesday October 3, 2018. She was born in Rison, Arkansas and moved to Gary, IN at the age of two. Etta was a graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of "1957". She attended Gary Business College and obtained a certificate in Stenography. She was a former employee of Target in Merrillville, In. Etta was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Gilkey; parents Claude & Ruby Jackson. She is survived by three daughters Angela Halliburton Valerie Gilkey and Tamara Gilkey and son-in-law Laurence Dickerson; three grandchildren Arin, Porsha and Crystal; three great grandchildren Ayanna, Ilijah and Amelia and a host of other family & friends; grand-dogs Catera, Nikko & Jetta Visitation Thursday October 11, 2018 from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. with funeral services immediately following at 11:00a.m. All Services at Van Buren M.B. Church 2585 Van Buren Street. Pastor Dwight E. Mobley, Sr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.