Sharon Gilliam

Sharon Louise Woods Gilliam of Leola, Arkansas went to heaven to be with her Lord on December 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by her youngest son Mitchell Edward Gilliam. She is survived by her husband of 51 1/2; years, Melvin R. Gilliam, Sr. and children: Sherry Gilliam Mays and husband Moe Mays of League City, TX., and Melvin R. Gilliam Jr. of Arlington, TX. Also by grandchildren which she was known as “Mam-maw” to: Matthew Mays, Melissa Mays Tittle and husband James, Mason Mays and fiancĂ© Melissa Nicole Williams, Melody Gilliam, Shannon Gilliam, Megan Gilliam, and Ashley Gilliam. She was also mother-in-law to Liz Gilliam Wright and Sherry Lynn Boyd. Visitation will be Sunday, December 26, 2010 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, December 27, 2010 at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Mays and Rev Johnny Travis officiating. Burial at Tulip Cemetery. Family request memorials may be given to your favorite charity. To sign the online register visit

Ms. Gilliam is the mother of Sherry Mays. Sherry is the division operations manager for college preparatory at the SJC Central campus.