On the morning of Sunday, September 5, 2021, Mr. Billy Sidney Gillis left his beloved family and answered God’s call. Mr. Billy Sidney Gillis was born October 5,1946 to Mr. Neal and Mrs. Inez Gillis. He was born in Soperton, Georgia, and resided in Swainsboro, Georgia. On September 5, 2021, he peacefully transitioned from this life.
Billy was preceded in death by parents; Mr. Neal and Mrs. Inez Gillis; his daughter; Cathy Gillis-Holmes; grandson Jamal Goings; brothers Terry Gillis and Howard Gillis. Mr. Gillis worked as a farmer.
Billy leaves to cherish his memories: his children, Alfreda Gillis Smith (Pumpkin) of Charlotte, NC, Vernell Gillis-Goings (Man) of Fayetteville, NC, and Billie Gillis (Sue) of Fayetteville, NC; A son in law, Cliffton Smith; A daughter in law, Donna Goings ;grandchildren, Jasmine Gillis of Charlotte, NC, Taisha Ray of Charlotte, NC, Rachell Murphy of Fayetteville, NC, and Alvin Moore JR of Charlotte, NC, Dashawn Holmes of Charlotte, NC, Donshea Holmes of Connecticut, Kelvin Green of Fayetteville, NC, Jerrell Goings of Raleigh, NC, Suzanne Gilmore of Fayetteville, NC, LaKeesha Gilmore of Charlotte, NC and James Joyner of Fayetteville, NC; 7 grandchildren, Jalyn Gillis, Destiny Gillis, Makayla Frazier, Semaj Joyner, Samiya Joyner, Sayvion Joyner and Makiya Green; 4 brothers Verlon Gillis, Vernon Gillis o, Alton Gillis of Swainsboro, GA, and Bobby Ray Gillis of California; one sister Karen Gillis-Young of Swainsboro, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
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