If you have ever bought a car tag, had any dealings with the tax collector’s office, eaten at Laws Hill Fish House on a weekend or been to any Marshall Academy sporting event over the last few decades, you had to have met Barbara Gilliam. If you did not, then you surely missed out on one fantastic human being.
Miss Barbara supported every single sport each of her grandchildren played with vigor. She was not just an average fan, either. She was just as happy for the accomplishments of the other teammates as she was of her own grands. I know my own children fondly called her Meme, as a lot of others did, too. She was everyone’s biggest cheerleader and strongest supporter when it came down to it.
It was always a treatI can just hear “Centerfield” playing now and Miss Barbara singing along with Mr. Jimmy in Heaven. She will be missed more than words could ever say to see Miss Barbara in the tax collector’s office after all of her grands graduated high school. She would beam ear to ear when she spoke of them and their lives. She recently added a greatgrand to her already amazing group.
Erin Burleson from Hattiesburg was the early week guest of her parents, Pam and Barry. Erin is a freshman at the University of Southern Mississippi and came home to vote in person Tuesday.