Marion L. Gilliam

Marion L. Gilliam of Riverhead died Nov. 2 at her home. She was 83. 

The daughter of Mary (Fleming) and German B. Mayo, she was born in Riverhead Sept. 16, 1934.

Ms. Gilliam earned a bachelor’s degree and worked as a registered nurse at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead.

Predeceased by her husband, Everett, and brothers Harold, Ed and Norman Mayo, she is survived by her son, Everett Gilliam II, and many cousins, nieces and nephews from the Mayo and Fleming families.

The family will receive visitors today, Thursday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place Friday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Riverhead. Pastors Charles Coverdale and Cynthia Ligon will officiate. Cremation will be private.