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Shirley Jane Gilliland

August 26, 1939 May 5, 2019
Shirley Jane Gilliland
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Obituary for Shirley Jane Gilliland

“The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God,” (1 Corinthians 1:18) And thus at 7:35 am Sunday, May 5th, 2019, Shirley Jane (Wright) Gilliland, being saved by the blood of Christ, entered heavens gates to shouts of joy to be numbered among the saints and see the face of God. Shirley, who was born on August 26, 1939 to Henry Dallas Wright and Arlie Elizabeth (Walker) Wright, was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, wife and most beloved mother. Shirley married the love of her life, William Earl Gilliland, on April 19, 1958 and together they would raise 5 children.
Outside of being a domestic goddess, during her life, Shirley would work many jobs outside the home, including working in her Grandad Wright’s grocery store, working in the factory for Hallmark Cards, and working for KWTV. However, the last 28 years of her working life, before she retired, was spent selling insurance for Rick Newby Insurance. It was there that she met some of her dearest friends including Rick, Patrick, Dan, and her best friend Beverly.
Shirley was a member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church of Nicoma Park, where she served as a Deacon for many years. Shirley had a great love of children and babies and was fiercely protective of those in her care.
Shirley leaves behind 5 children: Suzan Perkins (Shawn), Erin Reyes-Ferguson (Ramon), William Gilliland, Brad Gilliland and Eric Gilliland, 14 grandchildren: Leslie, Joshua, Michael, Yasamine, Maxwell, Patrick, Teagan, Thor, Serenity, Robin, Jessica, Jason, Evan and Greyston and a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her beloved sister, Barbara Rowland (Mike), three nieces: Angela, Rebecca and Kimberly and several cousins.
Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved husband William Earl Gilliland, her parents Henry Dallas Wright and Arlie Elizabeth Walker Wright and two infant daughters: Venita Jean and Robin Renee’.


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Jones I.O.O.F. Final Resting Place

N.E. corner of E. Wilshire Blvd and N. Hiwassee Rd
Jones, OK 73049

N.E. corner of E. Wilshire Blvd and N. Hiwassee Rd Jones 73049 OK
United States
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