Erda Bowers Gilliam
Funeral Time: Wednesday, May 23rd at 12:00PM
GILLIAM, Erda Bowers, wife of the late Al Gilliam, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012. Born April 10, 1936, she was a daughter to the late Lillie and Willie Bowers. Erda was a very giving, caring person, and was the most awesome human being, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She leaves behind to cherish her memory three children, Ronnie Hopkins, Alena Petty (Garry) and Tabby Hickerson (Rob); five grandchildren, Carla, Colby, Nate, Raymond and Stacey; and four great grandchildren, Jackie, D.J., Blake and Hayden; three sisters and three brothers. A celebration of Erda’s life will be 12:00 pm Wednesday at Kerr Bros. – Harrodsburg Rd. with burial to follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Garry Petty, Rob, Nate, and Colby Hickerson, Vince Frustaci and Michael Rue. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 153 Thierman Ln, Louisville KY 40207 in her memory.