Grayson County TXGenWeb
Established 1948

Monroe S. Gilliam
1913 - 1989

Lorena Gilliam
1911 - 2009


The Herald Democrat
December 27, 2009
DENISON - Lorena Tallant Gilliam left this earth peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 25, 2009. She was born May 22, 1911. She was 98 years old. She married Monroe Stanley Gilliam on Sept. 17, 1932 in Denison.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. Her husband Monroe Stanley Gilliam, two sons Wendall and Bobby Gilliam, twin sister Leona Couch, sister, Buelah Floyd and Alma Jane McClure, brothers Willie, Charlie and George Tallant.
Mrs. Gilliam was a member of Eastern Star and had received her 50 year pin. She enjoyed being a volunteer as a Pink Lady for TMC hospital for several years. She was a member of Price Memorial Methodist Church. She moved to Palestine in 2002 to live with her youngest son, Bobby and wife, Joann. In 2007 she became a resident of Trinity Care Nursing facility in Bridgeport.
Surviving relatives are Donna Jean Gilliam, daughter-in-law; grandsons David and wife, Iva Gilliam; Donald Joe and wife, Sherry Gilliam all of Oklahoma; daughter-in-law Joann Gilliam and grandchildren, Kevin and Marion Gilliam of Alvord; Kenneth Gilliam of Ft. Worth; Cheryl and David Besherse of Denison; Cindy and Bobby Torres of McKinney and Keith and Cynd Gilliam of Denison.
She had quite a legacy of 12 great-grandchildren and 13 great-greatgrandchildren.
Visitation services for Mrs. Gilliam will be from noon -1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard St., Denison, with services following. The Rev. Jim Patrick will officiate. Interment will be at Cedarlawn Memorial Park following the service. Pallbearers will be grandsons Brian, Kev, Brannon, Kevin, Kenneth and Keith.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard St., Denison.

Cedarlawn Cemetery
Elaine Nall Bay