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Frances Simmons Gilliam

October 6, 1927 ~ February 9, 2018 (age 90)

Mrs. Frances Simmons Gilliam, 90, of Burlington, died on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Coble Creek Healthcare Center at Twin Lakes Community.

A native of Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Rudy Lee “R.L.” Gilliam, Jr., and the daughter of Elisha Simmons and Martha Rice Simmons, both deceased. She was a homemaker and was a member of Union Ridge Church. At Union Ridge, she was a member of the Ella Fleming Sunday School Class, the Golden Agers, and was a former nursery worker and vacation bible school volunteer. Mrs. Gilliam was also a member of the Alamance County Extension Homemakers.

Survivors include her three children, Susan G. Burge (Steve), Cathy G. Bullard (Tommy) and Rev. Kevin Gilliam (Kathy); six grandchildren, Perry Bullard (Catherine), Charles Bullard, Stephanie Hollowell (Dr. Robert), Leeanne Walker (Dr. David), Kimberly Guley (Kevin), and Barbara Ann Sexton (Jamie); nine great grandchildren; and her sister, Grace Shambley.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters and eleven brothers.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Union Ridge Church with Rev. Dan Ficklin officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 12 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington.

Memorials may be made to Union Ridge Church Building Fund, 115 Altamahaw-Union Ridge Road, Burlington, NC 27217 or to Hospice of Alamance/Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

 Service Information

February 12, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Burlington
306 Glenwood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215

Funeral Service
February 13, 2018

2:00 PM
Union Ridge Church
115 Altamahaw-Union Ridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217


Union Ridge Church
115 Altamahaw-Union Ridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

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