Jennifer Lynn Gilliam, 43, of Ringtown, passed away peacefully while in the company of her family on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at her residence.
Jennifer was born in Hazleton, on August 11, 1976, a daughter of Rosemarie (O'Brien) Gilliam, of Ringtown and the late Edgar F. Gilliam.
Jennifer was a participant and the first graduate of the Gateway Program with North Schuylkill High School. She was affiliated with the Avenues Program in Mahanoy City and enjoyed the therapeutic horseback riding program in Ringtown. She was also a member of the Heads-Up group in Schuylkill Haven and loved to go out to eat as well as to shop. She enjoyed bowling and spending time at the beach.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Ringtown.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her father Edgar in 2017 and by her brother, Edward "Binky" Gilliam in 2012.
In addition to her mother Rosemarie, she is survived by two sisters, Denise Caddy, of Ringtown and Sharon, wife of Robert Long ,of Morea.
An aunt, Carol Puorro of New Jersey survives, as does a niece, Taylar Long and two nephews, Perry Long and Joshua Caddy. Many cousins also survive, in addition to her caregiver Peg Etherington of Pottsville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at St. Mary's Church, 82 North Center Street, Ringtown, with Father Dominic Pham officiating.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 AM prior to the mass at the church.
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