George Wesley Gilliam III

George Wesley Gilliam III

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for George Wesley Gilliam III

George Wesley Gilliam III

December 5, 1961
to
July 4, 2019

George Wesley Gilliam III 57, passed July 4, 2019 was born to the late George Gilliam Jr and Lovie (Roby) Gilliam December 5, 1961 in Hope, Arkansas. He was also preceded in death by step father George Morris.
At an early age George and his family relocated to Kansas City, Missouri where he received his education in the Kansas City, Missouri school system. After receiving specialized training at the age of 16 he gained employment at the Kansas City Zoo working with animals. George especially enjoyed working with the elephants. His favorite was named “Casey”.
As a young adult George moved to Saint Louis, Missouri where he resided most of his adult life. While in Saint Louis he was an employee of Barnes Jewish Hospital and worked at Busch Stadium as a member of the event staff for many years. George was an avid sports fan always cheering for the Cardinals, Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. He also enjoyed spending time playing his guitar, playing cards and was always available to spend quality time with family and friends at any occasion. The love and heart of his life was his only daughter Georgette and his grandson Jayone’. George also found love and married his wife Cathely L. Gilliam in June 2013.
George was a devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He leaves to cherish his memory: His wife Cathely L. Gilliam of Saint Louis, Missouri ; one daughter Georgette(Jaquwon) Lottie of Saint Louis, Missouri ; 1 grandson Jayone’ Thompson-Watson Saint Louis, Missouri ; his mother Lovie S. Gilliam of Kansas City, Missouri ; 7 sisters : Lovina Gilliam, Rosa(Jake) Davids, Williette Gilliam, Sheila Gilliam, Christina(Jason) Williamson, and Betty Garrison all from Kansas City, Missouri and Stephanie Stafford of Leesburg, Virginia; 3 brothers : James E. Roby of Kosciusko, Mississippi, Sidney(Cassundra) Gilliam, and Vincent Gilliam from Kansas City, Missouri. Along with a host of Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends all of whom he held a special fondness for. George also leaves his Uncle Ike(Arystine) who he was like a son to, and Dovie Simmons a special family friend whom he referred to as his second mother.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Location:

Elite Funeral Chapel

11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO

Service Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at
11:00 AM

Location:

Elite Funeral Chapel

11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Brooking Cemetery

Kansas City Missouri

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500