Thelma Ruth Gilliam
Date of Birth: August 3, 1925
Date of Death: August 27, 2018
Thelma Ruth Gilliam, 93, of Huntington, passed away peacefully, Monday, August 27, 2018 at her home. Thelma was a wonderful woman loved by all. She will be missed and will always be cherished as a beloved mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Thelma was born August 3, 1925 in Catlettsburg, KY, daughter of the late Earl and Oakie Meeks. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Roscoe Gilliam and second husband, Thomas Charlton; a daughter, Sandra Porter; three sisters, Helen Wetzel, Jeanette Zornes and Dorothy Meeks and by one brother, Donnie Meeks; son-in-law, Richard Pennington and two grandchildren, Ricky Pennington and Devona Ruth McKnight. Thelma served her country in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate first class during WW II. She loved her family dearly and is survived by her daughter, Terisha Pennington of Huntington; six grandchildren, Terisha Dawn (Chuck) Johnson, Tammy (Johnny) Glassburn, Debi (David) Logan, Timmy (Debbie) Porter, Dwayne (Chasity) Porter, and Bobby (Julie) Porter; 13 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. The family would like to thank everyone who cared for Mrs. Gilliam at the V.A. Hospital and Hospice of Huntington. A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Spring Hill Cemetery.
From: Allen Vanatter, DDS Aug 29 2018 5:34AM Trish,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was an patriot and honored
this country with her service. Thank you Thelma!! Dr. & Mrs. Allen Vanatter
From: Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard Aug 29 2018 6:30AM May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Thelma Ruth Gilliam, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
and prayers to the family of ….
US Navy WW II Veteran,Thelma Ruth Gilliam , is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
From: Leah Adkins Aug 29 2018 11:38AM Teresh, I loved hearing your stories about his precious woman. You can be proud of the legacy she left for others to follow and find comfort remembering the times you shared together. We pray for God’s comfort and peace to surround you and yours.