Marjorie "Marge" Bartley Gilliam Obituary

Marjorie “Marge” Bartley Gilliam, age 88, passed away, January 27, 2022, in Amarillo, Texas. She was born November 19, 1933, in Ringgold, LA, she was a long-time resident of Polk Co, AR. She married Lawrence B. ‘Ben’ Gilliam on Sept 7, 1951. She was an Air Force wife for 18 years, stationed in several U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Marge was a shining light of strength to family and friends; and had an unwavering faithfulness to our Lord. She was asked and accepted a volunteer counselling job while a resident of Medical Lodge of Amarillo, due to her positive attitude and compassion for others.

Marge is predeceased by her parents, James D. and Essie Bartley; her husband Ben; and siblings, Larry Bartley, Joyce Robinson, and Doris Woodard. She is survived by her daughters Roxi Bates and husband Dan; Linda Taylor and husband, Randy; grandchildren Jonathon and Hannah Taylor; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law, Edna Rogers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marge is interred in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery in Mena, AR. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. May 14, 2022, at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, with Bro. Lynn Chiles officiating. Casual dress. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Marge’s name, to Yocana Baptist Church, P.O. BX 876, Mena, AR 71953.

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