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Sandra Gilliam

Sandra Smith Gilliam, 70, resident of 1797 Hwy. 72 West widow of Michael Gilliam passed away peacefully at her home Thursday March 7, 2019.

Born in Ware Shoals, SC she was a daughter of Mildred Kirkland Smith and the late Thomas Junior Smith.

Sandra was a homemaker and had done some substitute teaching with our local schools. She was an avid Clemson Tiger fan and enjoyed shagging to beach music. She was a member of the Greenwood Shag Club and the Electric City Shag Club. Sandra was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: A son Michael James (Jay) Gilliam of Asheville, NC; a daughter Christine Kimsey (Jeff) of Abbeville, SC; her mother Mildred Kirkland Smith of Abbeville, SC; four grandchildren Glenn and Jonah Kimsey and Cade and Justin Gilliam; one step-granddaughter Jessica Blackman.

She was preceded in death by a son Andrew Michael Gilliam.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday March 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Revs. Shawn Armstrong and Branden McManus officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 12:30 until 2:00 PM at the funeral home prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Sandra may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to St. Jude Children's Cancer Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Sharon UMC 246 Sharon Church Rd. Abbeville, SC 29620.

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So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all

Sandy Purdy Mar 16 2019 12:00 AM

Love and sympathy to the family, so saddened to hear of Sandra's passing.

Mary Henderson Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

So many good memories of her and the shag club. I know Sandra and her husband are shagging in heaven and she is seeing all of her love ones that she cherished in her heart......She will be missed!!

Faye Leslie Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Sandra was so sweet and a beautiful lady. I know she is in a happier place with her family. Love and Prayers to you all,
Sandy and Harby Williams

Harby Williams Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you. God bless.

Linda Thompson Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Hozey Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

Lisa & Mark Sammons Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. Mike and Sandra came to our restaurant in Anderson, and were some of our favorite people. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Bob and Becky Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

Christen, Jay and Family
Donnie & I are so sorry to hear about your Mama! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! May God Bless You All. We Love You!

Donnie & Kathy Grant Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Sandras passing. I went to high school with her and remember her so fondly. Prayers and thoughts are with the family

Betty Higgins Derrick Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM