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Jeanette Gilliam

August 4, 1934 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 87)


Jeanette Gilliam, age 87, a native of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022, following a short-term illness.

Born August 4, 1934, to the late Albert and Lena Wooten-Hittson, Jeanette devoted her life to being a most loving and compassionate daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a sixty-seven year member of the First Baptist Church of Manchester, where she was very much involved with the Sunday School activities. Jeanette was a former member of Forrest Mills Home Demonstration Club and former Brownies/ Girl Scouts Troop #289 Leader. In her younger years, Jeanette loved cooking, baking and entering the Coffee County Fair Baking Contests with her breads, rolls, cakes and pies; and often won the first-place ribbon. She was a seamstress, who made all her daughter’s clothing, simply by sketching a pattern on a piece of paper while out shopping. Jeanette was a twenty-five-year employee of Coffee County Soil Conservation Services and enjoyed the “Farm City Days” where she could teach children about the importance of soil. A two-time cancer survivor, Jeanette participated and walked in the Coffee County Relay for Life Benefit annually. She enjoyed reading, gardening, working in her flowers and traveling, especially taking bus tours. Jeanette’s always loving, always interested and always participation with her family’s wellbeing, will surely be missed and never forgotten.

Other than her parents, preceding her in death are her loving husband of fifty-four years, “C.E.” Gilliam; one son, Wyman Gilliam and one daughter, Arthanise Wright.

Survivors include one daughter, Marzetta (Doug) Mullican; four grandchildren, Chris (Jordyn) Mullican, Bailey (Evan) Gunn, Abigail (Tristan) Rogers and Austin Wright; and three great grandchildren, Caleb, Luke and Clyde.

Funeral Services will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 2PM, with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating.

Visitation will be held, at the funeral home, from 10AM until time of service.

Interment to immediately follow at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery in Manchester, Tennessee.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

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