The Picayune Item
I have fought a good fight…2 Timothy 4:7
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church for RW Gilmore of Picayune, Miss. The Rev. Donald L. Parker will officiate and the Rev. Dr. Michael Kelley is Pastor.
RW Gilmore was born March 24, 1941 to the late Willie and Mamie Gilmore in Shubuta, Miss.
He moved to Picayune at an early age and united in holy matrimony to Zula Mae Haralson on February 24, 1964. He joined St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. E.J. Woodard.
RW loved his family, food, music, dancing and having a good time. He was known to some as “Uncle Peg” and “Poppa Peg”.
On August 19, 2013 at the age of 72, Mr. Gilmore succumbed to his battle with cancer. God saw he was tired and allowed RW to walk through the valley where he feared no evil.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Mr. Willie and Mrs. Mamie Carter Gilmore; brother, Willie J.R. Gilmore; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice M. McCree and Mrs. Mattie Mae Simmons.
RW leaves to cherish his loving memories: a wife of 49 years, Mrs. Zula Mae Haralson Gilmore; one daughter, Sheila (Kevin) Morris of Lafayette, La.; two sons, Anthony (Lisa) Gilmore of Lafayette, and Michael (Demetria) L. Gilmore Haralson Sr. of Picayune; seven grandchildren: Martez, Chancellor, Keon, Michael Jr., Allen, Xavier and Marcus; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Lee (Mable) Gilmore of Picayune, Odell (Rose Marie) McGill of Waynesboro, Miss.; five sisters: Mae Catherine Pickens, Callie Sue (Danny) Gilmore, Earnestine Cole and Christine Gilmore and Vera McGill, all of Waynesboro; one uncle, Horace Carter; three aunts, Louise Davis of Waynesboro, Ms. Evanna Everett of Jackson, Miss., and great-aunt, Ceola Arrington of Wayne County, Miss.; a loving mother-in-law, Mrs. Georgia M. Haralson; two godchildren, Robert Porter Jr. and Temeka Porter Meyers; eight sisters-n-law; five brothers-in-law, and host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment will be in the Picayune Cemetery.
The family of RW sends a special Thank-You to the Herrin Drive community and to everyone that has helped along the way.
Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home, 1011 Rosa Street, Picayune MS 601-798-4469.