Mary Elizabeth Fairless Gillam

December 24, 1916 - May 27, 2017

12/24/1916 - 05/27/2017

Past Services

Tuesday May 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday May 31, 2017
11:00 am
Harrellsville Cemetery
Quebec Road
Harrellsville, NC 27942
Additional Information:

Rev. Bebe Briggs will be officiating the service.

Harrellsville, NC – Mary Elizabeth Fairless Gillam, age 100, passed away on May 27, 2017 in Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Gillam was born on December 24, 1916 to the late Raleigh and Mary Valentine Fairless, in Harrellsville, NC. She was married to the late Wiley B. Gillam, Jr. and to this marriage was born two children, Wiley, III and Linda. Mrs. Gillam was a homemaker and will always be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family.

Mrs. Gillam is survived by a daughter, Linda Gillam Clark of Kinston, NC; a son, Wiley B. Gillam, III, and his wife, Carolyn of Harrellsville, NC; one granddaughter, Christina Zoltek and husband, Kevin; three grandsons, Braxton Gillam and his wife, Christy, Scott Clark and his wife, Jenni, Bradley Gillam and his wife, Donna and five great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 7:00-8:30pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:00am at Harrellsville Cemetery with the Pastor Bebe Briggs officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Gillam  family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Dan and Ann Ward
6 years ago

Billy and family, we express our deepest sympathy in the lost of your mother.

Mona Estes
6 years ago

I remember aunt Elizabeth as a kind aunt next door to my grandma Gillam in NC. She was a good housekeeper and was nice to us when we visited from Norfolk. I will miss her. Since she lived next door to where my mother grew up, it was special to us.