Dorothy Ann Gilliland

Dorothy Ann Gilliland passed away at her home in Hattiesburg on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the age of 86.
She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 6, 1931. Dot was a long time resident of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and retired from the University of Southern Mississippi and attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She spent her life loving, cherishing and entertaining her family and friends, and could always put a smile on anyone's face. She was loved by so many, and affectionately known as "Mama Dot" to her children's friends and "Mimi" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Gilliland, who passed away on November 8, 1983.
Dot is survived by her two sons, Jim Gilliland and Bill Gilliland, and her three daughters, Vicki Gilliland, Susan Everett and Kim Saucier (Gary). Also surviving are her six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The visitation is at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Hulett -Winstead Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 18, 2017, also at Hulett- Winstead Funeral Home. The burial will be held at the Highland Cemetery.
Dot had a strong passion for animals, and her family would like to honor that in her memorial contributions. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Webster Animal Shelter at 525 Post Oak Road, Madison, MS, 39110, ATTN: Margie Parker.
"I will love you with all my heart. & I will miss you all. Please - all of you think of me with love & laughter." - Dorothy Ann Gilliland