Jessie “Mike” Gilliam

gillium7-2016Jessie “Mike” Gilliam, 80, passed away on July 14, 2016 in Pasadena, Texas. He was born on March 25, 1936 in Mission, Texas to William Jennings Gilliam and Effie Smith-Gilliam. Mike was preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn Gilliam in 2001 and is survived by his sons, Mark and Billy, daughters in law, Jennifer and Jennifer, grandchildren, Chris, Courtney, Greyson, Luke, Kelli, Matthew and Garrett.

Mike came to Houston at an early age from Medina, Texas and settled in Harrisburg. He and his brothers worked for the Houston Post. They were the best in the business. Always the entrepreneur, real estate, vending and playing poker have been good to him, and  not necessarily in that order! Mike had a wide range of friends. His smile and a kind word for everyone has endeared him to many. We are thankful to his caregivers in his final days, Debra, Dana and Don.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Crowder Funeral Home – Webster, Texas. Funeral Services will follow on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home, Webster, Texas. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, Texas.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Now he is with Gwen – I can see her smiling as she welcomes him!
    Aunt Margie & Uncle Bob

    Margaret McAughan
  2. I will miss Mr Gilliam. He was a great man, father,’father in law’ (well i can say in law because that word was never used) and grandfather. His heart was filled with so much love.I was so lucky to be a part of this family. Just want to say to the family he loved you all so much. So please hold on to that love. He will be so happy that the love he share with you all will stand strong. My Love to the “Gilliam” family. love always and for every Dana

    Dana Earvin
  3. So sorry for your loss. Mr Gilliam was an amazing man and such a legacy. Prayers for each of you.

    Darlene Pettit
  4. A good and decent man who loved his family first and dearly. With more friends than one can count; Mike will surely be remembered often and fondly, and surely missed. Well done, Mike!

    Gil Crawford
  5. We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May His presence begin the healing in your hearts and souls. May His love souround you with the comfort only He can give at this time. Three long yrs ago, I was hired on to take care of him. He was more to me than a patient. Mr. Gilliam was the sweetest, most kind man I knew. He was my friend. My condolences to Mr. Gilliam’s family who cared for him to the end. To Mark and Bill, thank you for trusting me and allowing me to take care of your father to the end. To both Jenns and the grand children, who loved him dearly, I also want to thank you all for the opportunity as well. Sweet sleep, Mr. Gilliam. Rest in peace.

    Debra nials
  6. Mark, Billy and Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You had a great dad and I know had many adopted kids (friends of yalls). I know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Fleming’s

    D'Ann Fleming

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