Phyllis Givens Gilliam Wilson passed on Thursday August 16th, 2012 in Sentara Regional Medical Center. Her journey began on December 10th, 1942. She was the eighth of twelve children born to the late Howard W. and Virginia O. Givens of Croaker, Virginia. She was a loving, devoted mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Howard W. and Virginia O. Givens; sister Ann and brother Anthony. She is survived by three children Timothy, Bridget, and Todd (Anita) Gilliam all of Virginia; two grandsons; siblings Gloria Orange, Pauline Washington (Louis), Alice Roberts (John), Eddie (Zelda), David (Sylvia) and Paul Givens of Virginia; Betty Dumangane (Constantino); Agnes Harris (Isham) and Shirley Yost of California, with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a multitude of loving friends.
Phyllis graduated from Bruton Heights School and then completed Sentura Business College in California. She worked in Special Education in California and Virginia until her retirement.
She was a dedicated and faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a Witness who embraced the ministry wholeheartedly and was loved by all who knew her well. Her thoughtfulness and laughter will be cherished forever.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 12 pm on August 22nd at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 5493 Mooretown Rd. Williamsburg, Virginia.
Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may also be made by visiting http://www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.