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02/24/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Willie Gilliam

Willie Calvin Gilliam, Jr.
(d. 23 Feb 2010)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  
We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning. 
 Willie Gilliam, widower of   Shirley Riddle Gilliam ('55) (d. 23 May 2004), passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the age of 73.


From the Daily Press - 02/25/10:

              Willie C. Gilliam, Jr.
 
 
    NEWPORT NEWS - Willie Calvin Gilliam Jr. of Newport News passed away on Feb. 23, 2010, at the age of 73.

He was a native of Lynchburg and had been a resident of Newport News since 1955. Mr. Gilliam retired after 44 years of service from Newport News Shipbuilding as an Advance Planner. He was a member of Menchville Baptist Church and the Warwick Moose Lodge #1711. He was also an avid sports enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Shirley Riddle Gilliam; and his father, W.C. Gilliam Sr.
Willie Gilliam
 

Survivors include his daughter, Tammie Morris and husband, Donnie; three sons, Michael Gilliam and wife, Kaye, Jeffery Gilliam and wife, Judy and Timothy Gilliam and wife, Tina; mother, Frances Gilliam; sister, Betty Talbott; brother, Jimmy Gilliam; nine grandchildren, Lindsay Enzor, Jessica Schenk, Krystal Thomas, Jennifer New and Jonathan, Steven, Ashley, Joshua and Thomas Gilliam; and 10 great-grandchildren; and his loving companion, Beverly Conner.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, also at the funeral home; burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press  from February 25 to February 26, 2010.

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February 25, 2010

Tim and Family,

One day your memories will bring you many smiles and lots of comfort. May your dad rest in peace. You know I am here if you and your family need anything. Just say the word...
 

~ Lisa Wilcox, Gloucester Point, Virginia
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February 25, 2010
 

Jeff, Judy and the Gilliam family, needless to say I was totally shocked when I received a call from Dianne while I was on my way to work this morning. Jeff had just mentioned under sickness & distress at the lodge Monday night that Willie was having a slight problem. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as well as the Board of Officers and every member of Warwick Moose Family Center #1711. We will miss him very, very much. May he rest in peace!
 
~ Wally & Dianne Johnson, Newport News, Virginia
 

February 25, 2010
 

I was most sorry to hear of Willie's death. We rode to the shipyard together for several years up to the time of his retirement. Willie was an outstanding. honest, hard working individual that I feel blessed to have known.
My condolences.
Ray Schulte
 
~ Raymond Schulte, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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February 25, 2010
 

Willie Calvin Gilliam III, I am sorry to hear about the loss of you father. If there is anything I can do please let us know.
 
~ Lisa Massey, Newport News, Virginia
 

February 25, 2010
 

We have many fond memories of Willie! The Bollinger Family
 
~ Morris Bollinger, Newport News, Virginia
 

 

 

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Gilliam family and their friends at this time.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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How Great Thou Art

Originally a Swedish folk melody, "O Store Gud" by Carl Boberg (1859-1940)
was translated by Stuart K. Hine in 1899.


O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!


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