Elsie, daughter of Ruth and Wallace Robison, was born on October 5, 1921. She was born and raised in Wheeler County, Texas. On November 5, 2012, in Plano, Texas, she began her final journey. She married John W. Gilliam, Sr. on November 4, 1939. They had been married for 32 years, prior to his death in 1971.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; and 7 siblings, Ina Fay, Leroy, Modell, Melba, Evelyn, Jodie and Gaye.
She is survived by two sons; John Gilliam, Jr. of Carrollton and Randy Gilliam of Keller; and one daughter, Cheryl Gilliam of Plano; one granddaughter, Traci Kaindl of Carrollton; one grandson, John Gilliam of Keller; and many nieces and nephews.
Prior to moving to Plano in 2004, she had been a resident of Midland for 47 years and was a long-time member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 17th at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland to honor and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: the
(online or 800-622-9010) or to the
(online or 800-227-2345).