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Florence May Gilliam

Date of Death: February 10, 2024

Date of Birth: April 19, 1928


Auburn- Florence May Gilliam, 95, of West Point, passed away February 10, 2024 in the care of Hospice House in Auburn.

Born in Bath, April 19, 1928, the first born of nine children to Evelyn and Leroy Wyman.  May was a life-long resident of West Point.

In November of 1946 she married Marvin W. Gilliam.

May worked for many summer residents as their housekeeper until the age of 92 years old.  In her free time she loved to crochet, knit, sew, quilt, read, and work in the garden, giving away many of her creations and vegetables. 

May was predeceased by her husband, Marvin Gilliam and an infant son, Michael and an infant daughter, Marlene.  Siblings that predeceased May were brothers; James and Reid and sisters; Della, Georgia, Donna, and Marsha.

She is survived by her two children, Richard Gilliam and Teresa Wallace as well as her three grandchildren, Bridget Wallace, Dana Gilliam & Tracey Lovejoy and 4 great-grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, Phillip & Janet Wyman, and Bruce & Ellen Wyman.  May always loved the surprise visits from her many nieces and nephews.

In honor of May’s life and legacy, her family and friends will gather in the Springtime to celebrate her long life.

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