Lurline Hollie Gillis, 85, joined our Heavenly Father on the evening of June 9.

Mrs. Gillis was born July 5, 1930 in Starks, to William and Jessie Hollie. A lifelong resident of Starks, God and her family were her life. She was a founding member of Calvary Apostolic Church and spent 23 years with her church family. She was fond of spending time with her family in the outdoors, fishing and camping.

She  is survived by her daughter, Mildred Gillis Lafleur and husband Ivan of Ville Platte, LA; her three sons, Jerry Gillis of Vidor, Harper Gillis and wife Mary of Starks and David Gillis and wife Vera of Deweyville; six grandchildren,12 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Alton Jerry Gillis; parents; son, Harry Manuel Gillis; three grandchildren, Jerry Ken Gillis, Leland William Johnson and Audie Renea Gillis and her daughter-in-law, Wanda “Dockie” Gillis.

Funeral service was Sunday, June 12, with burial following at Fountain Cemetery in Starks. The services were under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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