Wilfred Lee "Will" Gilliam Jr., of Daytona Beach, died Jan. 1 at home in Daytona Beach. Funeral services will be held Fridayat Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Quincy, with burial following at Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy. Viewing and visitation will be held today from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Ivey Funeral Home Chapel in Quincy.
Gilliam was a Quincy native and a 1962 graduate of Carter-Parramore High School. An accomplished musician, he was well-known for his mastery of the saxophone. He was a retired executive for the GE Corporation.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Mackey-Gilliam of Daytona Beach; daughters, Andrea G. Frazier, of Tampa and Tonia (Gersom) Marchena of Port Orange; sister, Gwen (Henry) Wilson of Quincy; aunts, Alpha (Wesley Jr.) Sheffield of Quincy and Susie H. Gilliam of Long Branch, N.J.; sister-in-law, Frances Gilliam of Tallahassee; brother-in-law, Rixie M. (Elaine) Mackey of Pickens, Miss.; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilfred L. Gilliam Sr., his mother, Lucy Gilliam, and his brother, Samuel Gilliam.