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Michael Anthony Gilliard, Sr.
September 21, 2023
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Michael Anthony Gilliard Sr., affectionately known as Mike & “Born King” to most. Michael was Born on March 11th 1974 to the Late Claude And Lila Gilliard. He was the youngest of 11 Children. Michael was educated by the Long Branch School System, where he lived the majority of his life. Several years ago, Michael relocated to New York. He worked at St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction in the Bronx. He was most excited about his promotion as Head of the sort team. Michael loved family gatherings and being around his siblings. He especially enjoyed joking and laughing with his nephews and nieces. One thing about Mike is he could talk your head off for hours! Everyone in his presence was filled with his love and warm essence of embrace. As a result of his kind spirit and great sense of humor, Michael will forever remain in the lives of all who know him. Michael fell ill and fought as hard and long as he could. In the weeks leading up to his transitioning, he was surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Michael departed his life on Sept 21st. 2023 at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, New York. Michael was predeceased by his father & Mother Claude and Lila Gilliard. Brothers-Claude Jr, Sylvester, and Ronald Gilliard, Cousin Herbert Hoover Lambert, and Sister- Susan Gilliard. May their presence continue to live on in our lives. Michael is survived by to cherish his memory. Two Sons, Michael Anthony Gilliard Jr. and Myyckhi Gilliard. Daughter, MyQuiel Gilliard plus his two bonus children Quashawn and Quashei Wilbourn. Special friend & mother of his children, Heather Martin. Loving Grandfather of Ma’saii Gilliard, Ares Gilliard, and Mai’ella Gilliard. His memory shall forever live on through his Brothers and Sisters: Kevin Gilliard (Margie), Mitchell Gilliard (Cheryl), Robert Gilliard (Maria), Donald Gilliard (Liz), Dottie Jackson (Robert), and Cathy Gilliard. An army of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends whom he loved deeply. Honorary mention of his long time friends/Brothers Keyth, Faheem, Puggy, Shane and Steven “Divine” Worsley, Sr. (who is also the Godfather of his children). Although he was loved by many, in spirit he sends his love, light and healing energy to all.
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