January 29, 1975 - April 23, 2021
GILLIARD, Mr. James Louis Jr. - Age 46, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Hurley Medical Center. Family hour 7:30 AM Thursday, April 29, 2021 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with Islamic Service commencing at 8:00 AM. Interment Garden of Peace Cemetery, 1310 S. Morrish Rd. Swartz Creek, MI. Mr. Gillard will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and may be viewed from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesday. Mr. James Louis Gilliard Jr., was born January 29, 1975 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Sylvania Clark and James Gilliard, Sr. He was a resident of Flint and graduated from Flint Northwestern High School. He served his ministry with his brothers of the Masjid Mustakeem Mosque. James loved studying the Quoran, cooking, and affectionately loved spending time with his daughter, while teaching her to love and give to others passionately. James loved to love on people. His gift was using his hands to build and craft from beginning to end. Carpentry was his life’s passion. His hands were rarely still and suited his servant heart. Mr. James Louis Gilliard Jr., leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Ebony Gilliard of Flint; daughter, Umiah Gilliard of Flint; father, James Gilliard, Sr.; sister, Shanita (Willie) Backstrom of Flint; brothers, Deshontrel (Sharina) Gilliard of Mt. Morris, MI, and Demetrius Gilliard of Flint; nieces, Lateisha, Tashyenna, Jaleisha, Ra’Saundra, Deshondra and Aaliyah all of Flint; nephews, Martonio, Willie, Damarius, Jalen, Edrece, Aaron, Deshontrel, Jr., Michael and Marqavus all of Flint; aunt, Brenda Watson of Pittsburgh, PA; uncles, Robert Lewis Stevenson and Willie Reese, both of Flint; a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Gilliard was preceded in death by: mother, Sylvania Clark; sister, Charon Backstrom, and nephew, Antwan Clark. The family would like to express special thanks to: Deshontrel (Sharina) Gilliard, the Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and staffer, JaVonda Keith.
GILLIARD, Mr. James Louis Jr. - Age 46, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Hurley Medical Center. Family hour 7:30 AM Thursday, April 29, 2021 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with Islamic Service... View Obituary & Service Information
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