Josephine "Elaine" Cerf Gilliam, 71, a resident and native of Jeanerette, LA passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:20 AM at Iberia Medical Center in New Iberia, LA.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday October 7, 2017 from 8:00 AM until funeral services beginning at 2:00 PM at the Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church 510 Hubertville Road Jeanerette, LA, with Reverend Terry L. Gray, Officiating. Burial will follow funeral services in the Morning Pilgrim Cemetery in Jeanerette.
Memories of "Elaine," as she was known to many, will forever remain in the hearts of her husband,, Joseph Gilliam, Jr. of Jeanerette, LA; three brothers, Robert Marks of Beaumont, TX, Lawless Hawk of Chicago, IL and John Henry Clavelle of Jeanerette, LA; an aunt, Louise K. Clavelle; an aunt-in-law who was sister-like, Viola Charles; an uncle, Delaney Key, Sr. all of Jeanerette, LA; her six god-children, Christine Charles Johnson, Darnell Charles, Alaiyah Hogan, Earl "Pat Pat" Williams, Jermaine Hopes, and Lillian D. Haley and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Columbus Key and Irene Cerf Contrell; two aunts, Louvenia Martin and Millie Nellie Key and a god-child, Kendrick Lively.