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Denver Ray Joseph Gilliam

May 9, 2023 June 15, 2023
Denver Ray Joseph Gilliam
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Obituary for Denver Ray Joseph Gilliam

                                                                                   IN LOVING MEMORY

                                                                          DENVER RAY JOSEPH GILLIAM

                                                                            MAY 9, 2023 – JUNE 15, 2023

                                     “Those we have held in our arms for a short while, we hold in our hearts forever.”

                                                                                     - Author Unknown

Our precious little angel, Denver Ray Joseph Gilliam, beloved infant son of Serenity Howard and Skyler Gilliam, of Pontiac, went to be with our lord Thursday, June 15, 2023. Denver brought joy and happiness to everyone around him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, details to come.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by Paternal Grandparents, Tabitha (Mello) Dennison, Christopher Gilliam of Pontiac; Maternal Grandparents, David (Hali) Howard of Clinton, Nicole (Eric) Winstead of Pontiac. Aunts on Father’s side, Morgan Gilliam, Kialey Gilliam, Jayden Gilliam; Many Aunts and Uncles on Mother’s side, Mildred (Coty) McGhee, David (Victoria) Howard, Holly (Brandon) Howard, Whittney (Adam) Green, Destiny Howard, Ashton Howard, Carson Howard, Havana McGhee, Coty McGhee; Maternal Aunt, Uncle and Godparents, Mercedes (Justin) Lind and many other relatives who loved and cared for Denver.

The family would like to thank the NICU Team of OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois for the care provided to Denver and the entire family. The family appreciates the extended Prayers and Concerns during this time.

The family has entrusted Abts Mortuary in Pekin with his arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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