Born October 1, 1953 in Pelham, Georgia, she was a daughter of Lougenia Aldredge Hartsfield, who survives, and the late Freeman Oscar Hartsfield. She married Allen Gregory Gilliard, who survives, on March 30, 1973 in Thomas County, Georgia. She was a retired loan specialist with the USDA and a member of Pine Level Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Allen Greg Gilliard, Pelham, Georgia; son, Michael Freeman Gilliard, Dunwoody, Georgia; mother, Lougenia Aldredge Hartsfield, Ochlocknee, Georgia; granddaughter, Whittney Nicole Gilliard, Bainbridge, Georgia; grandson, Dillan Allen Gilliard, Pelham, Georgia; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Joe Palmer, Camilla, Georgia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. A.C. and Latrelle Gilliard, Pelham, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Allen Gilliard; and her father, Freeman Oscar Hartsfield.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Clark Funeral Home.