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Betty Gilliam

Betty Gilliam

Saturday, January 1st, 1938 - Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Obituary

Betty Jo Gilliam died Friday, March 8, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 7 days. She was born January 1, 1938 in Clovis, New Mexico to Bennett Emerson and Opal (Heflin) Massey. She married
Francis "Wayne" Gilliam in Clovis on October 3, 1954.

Betty drove a school bus for 30 years and loved all the kids that rode her bus. She was an excellent seamstress and homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne and her parents.

Betty is survived by her three sons, Michael Wayne Gilliam and his wife, Ila of Cross Plains, Texas, Marvin Tod Gilliam and his wife, Kimberly of Brownwood, Texas and Dub Allen Gilliam of Morton, Texas; her daughter, Radonna Kay Lambert and her husband, Larry of Tuscola, Texas; her sister, Priscilla Crook of Morton, Texas; her brother, Bennett Emerson Massey Jr. of New Deal, Texas; nine grandchildren, Cole Gilliam, Jeremy Gilliam, Brandon Gilliam, Lance Gilliam, Ky Gilliam, Tara Cole, Larrisa Lambert, Courtnie Robinson and Nick Lambert; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Odyssey Hospice, 4601 – 66th Street, Lubbock, Texas, 79414.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 8:30am - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 8:30am - 8:00pm
    Location
    Ellis Funeral Home - Morton
    Address
    218 E. Washington
    MORTON, TX 79346
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church - Morton
    Address
    202 S.E. 1ST Street
    MORTON, TX 79346
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Brother Clay Coursey
    Co-Celebrant
    Brother Rush Coffman
  • Interment

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Morton Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    Texas 214
    MORTON, TX 79346
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Diann Silasi

Posted at 01:04pm
Your mother was a very lovely person. Sorry to hear of your loss.
Diann (Brown, Ed and Verniece Stevens Daughter) Silasi
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