Mrs. Gilliam was born March 25, 1929 in Northampton County, NC, the daughter of the late Ravie Martin and RubyAskew Martin. She was also predeceased by her husband Clarence P. Gilliam, a son, Dixie Paul Gilliam and a sister Evelyn Strickland.
Mrs. Gilliam never met a stranger. If she would see someone she didn't know she would say, "Hi, I am Virginia from North Carolina."
She is survived by a sister, Mona Martin Rose, a brother, Marvin Martin, a grandson, Billy Gilliam and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service to Celebrate Virginia's Life will be held, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Bethany United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 PM prior to services.
Massey funeral Home in Jackson, NC is handling arrangements.