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Josephine J. Gillard

March 2, 1945 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 76)


Josephine Jacobs Gillard, 76 passed away on June 7, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, Prayer Warrior, and friend. 

She was born March 2, 1945, in Calhoun County, St Matthews, South Carolina.  She was the daughter of the late Albert Jacobs and Cora L. Kirkland Jacobs. 

Josephine is proceeded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Gillard, grandparents, Ruben and Josephine Kirkland, brothers Jesse Jacobs and Albert Jacobs, Jr. 

She leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Emmanuel Thomas of Columbia, South Carolina, Priscilla Thomas of Columbia, South Carolina, Geraldine Thomas (Richard) Jones of Columbia, South Carolina and Sharon Gonzalez of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Mary Alice (Rodney) Pride of Jamaica Queens, New York and brother James Earl Jacobs of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren, Cecily (Todd) Hollins, Travis Thomas, Jerhelle Thomas, Walter Thomas, Ashley (Tyke) Tanzamore, Britney Thomas, Shere Thomas, Darius Jones, Alex Gonzalez and Alexzia Gonzalez; 26 great grandchildren, 2 nephews, 1 niece and a host of family members and friends.

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 Service Program


June 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
June 17, 2021

12:00 PM
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service

Kirkland Family Cemetery
1130 Moorer Road
St Matthews, SC 29135

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