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Willie Jean Gilmore

December 9, 1945 - January 4, 2021

Willie Jean Gilmore of McKinney, Texas passed away January 4, 2021 at the age of 75 years young.   She was born December 9, 1945 to Willie Lester Wilson and Louvenia (Tobe) Wilson in Wetumpka, Alabama.  Willie obeyed the gospel when she was just 12 years of age.  She served the Lord faithfully for many years, bringing souls to Christ.  Willie married the late Alfred Gilmore on December 3, 1989 in McKinney and they enjoyed 31 years of marriage before his passing in December 14, 2020.  She worked as a hair stylist for many years.  Willie was a devoted member of Throckmorton Street Church of Christ in McKinney.

She is survived by her three wonderful children, Airia John Harlan Jr. and wife, Grace of Porter, Texas, Robert Eugene Cole and Yolandera Austin, both of McKinney, Texas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, James Ester Wilson of Chicago, Illinois; seven sisters, Carzel Wilson of Detroit, Michigan, Joyce Watson of Crosbyton, Texas, JoAnn Love and husband, Leroy , Margaret Atkins and husband, Mitchell, Patricia Jordon, all of  Lubbock, Texas, Dinah Muphy and husband, James of Pittsburg, Texas, and Sheniqua Kapita of Dallas, Texas. Willie also leaves to cherish her memory a host of brothers and sisters in Christ, extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Gilmore; parents, Willie and Louvenia Wilson; beloved Leover Tobe; sister, Shirley Shed; and brothers, Ronnie Tobe and James Tobe.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of family members will be allowed to attend the memorial service.

A private family only funeral service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  The family respectfully asked that friends join the service by the live streamed at on Willie’s obituary page by clicking on the following After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

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Mrs.willie Gene was one of my Father's closest friends. She was always a bold ,humble down to earth Christian. She use to do my hair when I was a little girl. Mr. Alfred workedcwith my father. My heart is truly broken hearing this news. They both will be greatly missed. Praying for Sissy,Jossyln, Clinton. The rest the of the family., January 14, 2021 I just learned of Sister Gilmore's passing and my heart just broke. She was such a good Christian woman and loved the Lord. My condolences to her children and family. She will live on through you and her love for you will be with you always. Roxa Joplin , January 8, 2021 “Look unto the hills from whence cometh your help. For your help comes from the Lord.” Praying for peace and comfort during this time. Donna Jackson , January 8, 2021 To the Family of Sister Willie Jean Gilmore We extend our sincere condolences in the passing of your Beloved. Please know that we are praying for the Lord to sustain and strengthen each of you in the years ahead. Your Cousin, Ovajean and Family ovajean pinckney, January 8, 2021 We send our sincere condolences to the family of willie Gene Gilmore, Sorry for your loss. THE TARVER Family, January 8, 2021 Mrs. Willie was a wonderful Christian example who truly loved the Lord and people, and she was ALWAYS concerned about helping those who were in need and winning souls for the Kingdom. We are going to dearly miss her presence, sense of humor, and words of wisdom. She will live on in our hearts and thoughts! Anthony, Vickie, & Austin Sutherland, January 7, 2021 It was an honor and a privilege to witness the life of our dear sister and friend. We will miss her for so many reasons. Our prayers continue on behalf of Sissy, Clinton and the entire family during this time of grieving. Nathaniel, Lethia, Nate & Tavi, January 7, 2021 Willie Jean was such a sweet soul, she will truly be missed. Estella Walters & Family, January 7, 2021 My heart is heavy right now. She was my other Mother, she took me in a raise me as her own. She was the one who got me started in Church. Mom had a heart like Gold, Thank you Mom, for the love you have me.. Rest In Paradise Sweet Angel Charlotte Smith, January 7, 2021 Deepest Sympathy, Clarence & Roxana Boyd, January 6, 2021 Thank you for all you did. I'll miss you. Jona Purcell, January 6, 2021 So sorry to hear of Willie's passing. She was a wonderful woman and friend., January 6, 2021 Sissy I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. Becky Garcia-Radway, January 5, 2021