NEWPORT, Tenn. – Our world was forever changed when we lost a sweetheart in our family by the name of Alicia Marie Gillick, 31, of Newport, Tenn.
She was born Dec. 10, 1981, in Rockford. She lost her battle with pneumonia on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Gillick, of Newport; parents, Marcia Breeden of Chana and Anthony (Shirley) Breeden Sr. of Hartford, Tenn.; brothers, Anthony (April) Breeden Jr. and Tim (Lindsey) Breeden, both of Oregon, Jeremy Breeden of Hartford; stepsister, Charlene (Juddy) Ford of Hartford; brothers-in-law, Kevin (Kari) Gillick of Sunnyland and Timm (Emilie) Gillick of Peoria; maternal grandparents, Irene and Raymond Hays; paternal stepgrandmother, Anita Frisbee; aunts, Beverly (Rodney) Derkson, Cheryl (Ramsey) Derkson, Veronica (Mark) Grossman, Bloss (Joe) Lee, Mary Jo Phoenix, and Judy Newman; uncles, Jim (Geri) Maples, Sam (Linda) Smith, Ike (Steph) Breeden, and Terry Breeden; nephews and nieces, Anthony, Sierra, and Alexis Breeden, Timothy Jr. and Mason Breeden, Jonah and Nolan Gillick, and Asher Gillick.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ula Maples and Carson Breeden Sr.
Local visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Oregon Church of God, 860 W. Oregon Trail Road. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services also were held Dec. 10 in Tennessee. Arrangements were completed by Manes Funeral Home in Newport.
A memorial has been established to the family.
Visit www.manesfuneralhome.com to send condolences.
Our awesome Alicia left us far too soon, and we will miss her every day. She was a very determined woman with a heart of gold. She often put those qualities to work every day to try and better the lives of people around her. We, as a family, know how much she loved us, and we know she knew how much we all loved her; and with that love, we hope that she may now be truly happy and be joined by her Heavenly Father.
Rest in peace, Alicia, and goodnight, sweetheart.