North Santa Rosa

Arkie Lee (Shultz) Gillman

Our precious Mother and “MawMaw” went home to be with the Lord on November 10th following a brief illness. Mrs. Gillman was a lifelong resident of Berrydale and a faithful member of Whitfield Pentecostal Fellowship Church, at which she was the secretary and pianist for many years. She was also a retired bus driver for Santa Rosa County Schools with 22 years of service. She was a tireless worker supplementing her retirement picking up pecans, picking peas and cleaning houses. She enjoyed going to church, working in her flower garden, going out to eat with her family and just being with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Lee Napoleon and Ruth (Crawford) Shultz, one sister Corene Tolbert and one brother Dudley Shultz. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years Charlie Gillman. She is survived by two sisters: Imogene Baker of New York and Betty Porter of Brattleboro, Vermont, 3 sons Joseph (June) Gillman and Paul Gillman of Berrydale, Tim (Nicole) Gillman of Brewton, daughter-in-law Jennifer (Chuck) Mooney of Jay, seven grandchildren Timmy Ray Gillman, Teisha Gillman, Tabitha Gillman, Candace (Bradley) Pennell, Amanda (Blake) Lewis, Grace Gillman, and Doug Kersey. Three great-grandchildren Brittany Gillman, Faith, and Gabriel Pennell. She also leaves behind many other close relatives and friends. We would also like to thank Dr. Dial, the staff of West Florida Hospital and especially the Critical Care Staff for their care of our precious Mother. A visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Friday November 14, 2014 at Jay Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Whitfield Pentecostal Fellowship Church with Rev. Bobby Carnley officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitfield Community Cemetery beside the church. Pallbearers will be: Ronald Jackson, Jim Smith, Nathan Parker, Tony Parker, Gary Jones, and Stan Whitfield. The honorary pallbearers will be the Elders of Whitfield Pentecostal Fellowship Church. Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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