Evelyn Gillum


Evelyn Gillum

Evelyn Gillum, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in a local health care facility. 

Mrs. Gillum was the daughter of the late Alice Jones Griffin and Adrian Griffin; her daughter, Genise Dotson, also preceded her in death. 

Mrs. Gillum served 55 years as an executive administrative secretary with the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices and other ministry assignments. She was an avid reader and she was known for her hospitality. She loved to sew and working with interior design. Mrs. Gillum attended the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include her husband, Bishop Perry Gillum, D.D. of Cleveland; her son, Scott Gillum and his wife, Brenda, of Clermont, Fla.; her grandchildren, Brittany Hagy and her husband, Jay, Dr. Pierce Gillum, D.O., Ashley Dotson and Zachary Dotson; her great-grandchildren, Brielle Hagy and Jax Hagy; her son-in-law, Joe Dotson of Ooltewah; her sister, Barbara West and her husband, Lynn, of Ooltewah; her brother, Tom Griffin and his wife, Earlene, of Bay City, Texas; her nieces, Kristi Cates and Michelle Hutcherson and her husband, Destin; and her nephew, Jason Griffin and his wife, Shannon O'Hare.

The Celebration of Life service will be conducted today, Nov. 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy, with Bishop Sam Clements, Bishop Tim Coalter, Bishop Duke Stone, Pastor Adam Jones and Scott Gillum officiating. 

Graveside services and interment will be conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with David Taylor, David Riggs, Gary Glover, Mike Plumley, David Calfee and George Callaza serving as active casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Joe Parker, Kenneth Couch and Rick Creasy. 

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy. 

The Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel, has charge of the arrangements. 

You may share your condolences and your memories with the Gillum family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.


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