Shirley Gilliam, 75

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BRUNSWICK — Shirley Gilliam, 75, died Jan. 8 after losing her battle with cancer. 

She was the daughter of Charles and Marguerite Lessner. She was born in Damariscotta in 1937, and lived and raised her family there until 1964, when she moved to Bath. 

She cooked for and managed the snack bar at Yankee Lanes in Brunswick.

Gilliam’s whole life was dedicated to her family, and she took great pride in her role as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Gilliam. 

Gilliam is survived by her son, David Jacobs; daughter, Nancy Bulges; son-in-law, Frank Bulges; granddaughter, Crystal Bulges; grandsons David Jacobs Jr. and William Pinkham; sister, Mabelle Sykes; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at the family cemetery in Damariscotta in the spring.