Official Obituary of

Jovan Erastus Gillam

December 21, 1977 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 46) 46 Years Old
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Jovan Gillam Obituary

Mr. Jovan Erastus Gillam, 46, of Fayetteville, North Carolina entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 1, 2024, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  

Jovan Erastus Gillam was born on December 21, 1977, in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Erastus Gillam Jr., and Elder Angeline Gore McLeod-Olasoji. On April 1, 2024, Jovan was called to eternal life.

Jovan attended elementary and junior high school in Youngstown, Ohio, and graduated from Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, SC. He attended college in Sanford, North Carolina. He  worked for numerous organizations and group homes, sharing his gifts and talents in helping others. He enjoyed cooking, reading, driving cars, cracking jokes, helping others, and spending time  with family. He shared his love and care with all who knew him.

Jovan was preceded in death by his father, Erastus Gillam Jr., his paternal grandparents, Erastus Gillam Sr. and Annie Lou Gillam, and maternal grandparents, Reverend Frank Gore, Thelma  Gore, and Herman Peaks.

Left to cherish his memories is his beloved mother, Elder Angeline Gore McLeod-Olasoji (Samuel) of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Alexis Gillam of Campbell, OH, and Jamila Gillam (Markus) of Charleston, SC; two brothers, Jamar Gillam (Mary) of Houston, TX, and Dionta Gillam of Charleston, SC; grandmothers, Alberta Rogers of Youngstown, OH, and Christine Peaks of Cleveland, OH; two nephews, Jo’Von and Justin Bowling of Campbell, OH; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

He will be missed by all who knew him.

We extend our prayers and sincere condolences to family and loved ones of Mr. Jovan E. Gillam.

****Live Streaming of the service will be on the OneWay Christian Church Facebook page starting at 12noon. **** 

Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina.

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Memorial Service
April 13, 2024

12:00 PM
OneWay Christian Church
408 Bragg Street
Sanford, NC 27330

April 13, 2024

Golden Corral Restaurant
2618 S. Horner Blvd
Sanford, NC 27330


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