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Whitmire United Methodist Church
Saturday December 10th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:30pm

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Whitmire Cemetery
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Maudie Cummings Gilliam


1933 | 2022

MAUDIE CUMMINGS GILLIAM, 89, passed peacefully on Sunday morning, December 4, 2022, in her daughter’s home in Kernersville, North Carolina.  

Maudie aka “G”, was born on July 12, 1933, a twin with her brother, the late Virgil Cummings, unto the late James Boyce and Bessie Townsend Cummings.  She and her sister, Jenny McConnell grew up in Whitmire, SC.  She is survived by her four children, Angela G. Christopherson (Bruce), A. Gerald (“Jerry”) Gilliam (Pam), Donna Lynn Coley, and Patricia “Trish” G. McCurdy (John), and four grandchildren, Paige G. Hoxie (Thomas), Bruce E. Christopherson, II (Jodie), Blake Hunter Christopherson, Angelica L. Mulligan (Shane) and L. Paige Sandifer (Scottie).  She enjoyed the love of many great-grandchildren, Hunter G. Christopherson, Bricen K. Christopherson, Bailey Grace Christopherson, Kenzley L. Christopherson, Emily A. Mulligan, and Shane “Bubby” R. Mulligan, Jr.  Maudie shared many good years with the late Alfred P. Gilliam, and later shared a close personal relationship with Don Wilburn.  She later resided with her daughter in Carolina Shores, NC.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 - 2:30PM on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Whitmire United Meothdist Church and burial will be at the Whitmire Cemetery, Whitmire, SC, on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 3:00 pm, and family will receive visitation from family and friends at The Whitmire United Methodist Church located at 401 S. Church St., Whitmire, SC.  Memorials may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Canine Development Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, (800) 942-0149https://www.guidingeyes.org/ or to your local county Animal Shelter.  All creatures great and small need our love and care.  

Condolences received at www.thekennedymortuary.com and www.piercejeffersonfh.com.


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We are so blessed to have been next-door neighbors to "Ms. Maudie" for many, many years. She was, in many ways, so much more to us than a wonderfully good neighbor and friend. We will always remember her sweet smile, her beautiful yard and flowers, all the kindnesses she showed to us and our boys over the years while they were growing up, and of course, the love and devotion that she gave to her precious companions, Sassy, Casey, Harley, and Charlie. She enriched the lives of so many who knew and loved her during her years on Colonial Court.
Lynn, Angie, Trish, Jerry and all the family, we pray that your grief will be eased in the knowledge that Maudie is at this very moment in the presence of our Heavenly Father and Lord. Thinking of you all at this time.

Ken, Mary, Haydn and Ian Thomas Dec 10 2022 1:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maudie Gilliam

Tahelia Eargle Wardlaw Dec 9 2022 1:25 PM

Remember some good times with Maudie and her family back in the day. Great Lady, Grady.

Grady l overstreet Dec 9 2022 12:00 PM

Words are not enough to express my heartfelt sympathy for you all. Your mother was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will always hold a special place in my heart as you all do.

Lisa bailey Dec 8 2022 7:15 AM

So sorry to hear of Maude’s passing, we thought the world of her and Jenny,
Gail Bouknight, Randy Townsend’s daughter

Gail Bouknight Dec 7 2022 10:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maudie Gilliam

Brenda (Johnny) Hartline Townsend Dec 7 2022 3:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maudie Gilliam

Jo Shouse Dec 7 2022 8:49 AM

A photo was added for Maudie Cummings Gilliam

Patricia "Trish" McCurdy Dec 6 2022 10:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maudie Gilliam

Camilla King Scott Smith Dec 6 2022 8:46 PM

Jerry, Pam, Paige & Family, My heart hurts for your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose a mother. They are special people. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry, Pam, Paige, I love you guys. Keep the Faith and lean on Him who gives you all that you need. Jack

Jack Landers Dec 6 2022 8:24 PM

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