Obituaries » Edith Burton Gilliland
May 2, 1930 - November 10, 2019
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November 13, 2019
Ms Gilliland was such a sweet and kind lady. It was an honor to know her. She and my Mother, Nora Layne, were inseparable at AC. She will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
November 12, 2019
You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to all of the Gilliland family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rev. Joseph Giles
Edith was such a wonderful woman. As a former Pastor at Ebenezer, Edith and Ruby both have special places in my heart. Not long after starting, we noticed Sunday School was dwindling. I announced that if EBC could bring in 100+ people to Sunday School for four consecutive Sundays, I’d shave my head. I made this challenge in late summer; they succeeded the Sunday before Thanksgiving. In the dead of winter, I shaved my head and decided to keep it shaved until those numbers fell back below 100...nearly 5 months! Poor Edith couldn’t stand to see me come in with a bald head in subzero temperatures. She went out and bought me a double insulated, old fashioned Russian style toboggan! I still have it and where it till this day. If is even more of a treasure now since the saint who gave it to me stands before our King! I will miss you dear lady! To my EBC family, especially Ruby, my thoughts and prayers are with you!