Obituary for Lee Gillam
Lee Gillam passed away on Monday February 5th 2018 @ 12;31am at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Ga.
He was the beloved son of the late Leroy Gillam and survived by his loving mother,Rose Elvia Munoz G Starnes.
He is survived by his 2 brothers Barton Erwin, & Kevin Alan Gillam. and also Nephews and nieces from NC and Texas. He loved them all so dearly.
Lee was the beloved husband of Cissy Leigha Gillam and they resided in Lake Wylie SC as well as part time in Atlanta Ga for work purposes.
He leaves behind his beloved daughters Janelle Leanne Sandberg, Sarah Leanne Gillam& Amanda Lee Foundos; step children, Brian Joseph Terry, Jesse Colton Williford, Brianna Madison & Kara LeAnna Ussery. He also had two grandchildren Harlow Rose Sandberg, & Chet Walker Foundos.
Lee was born in Corpus Christi, Texas relocating to the Charlotte/Fort Mill area in 1988.
For the past 24 years Lee was a dedicated Machinist for General Electric
in the power generation department at various shops around the United States and over seas. He was also a long time member of the International Brotherhhood of Electrical Workers, Atlanta chapter, in which he had an unbreakable bond with his co workers and fellow union members.
He enjoyed living life to he fullest and always encouraged others though his actions to do the same. He was comfortable in the uncomfortable, enjoyed meeting new people, traveled to Asia, loved unique and new foods, he loved to kick back and throw some meat on his grill. He loved his friends and kept in touch as much as possible with his grueling work schedule. He despised being so far away from his family and friends. He would give you the shirt off his back if he though it would be of some help.
He was a loving family man first, but enjoyed many hobbies including anything involving the outdoors. He loved riding his Harley and helping his mother and others with his handyman talents. There was nothing that he couldn’t build, fix, or repair.
Lee was a special person man who we were so very lucky to have.