Phenix City Assistant Police Chief, Gail Green-Gilliam Laid to Rest
33 YEAR PHENIX CITY POLICE VETERAN LAID TO REST IN HER HOMETOWN
Family and close friends of Gail Green-Gilliam gathered at Franchise Missionary Baptist church Thursday morning to remember the life and legacy of one of Phenix city’s most beloved police officers.
Gail Green-Gilliam passed away at the age of 56 last Wednesday. Those closest to her remembering her as a loyal friend devoted to family and community.
“When Gail’s brother asked me to speak today, at first I thought that I couldn’t,” said Phenix City Police Chief, Ray Smith. “Gail’s spirit quickly reminded me of lessons of duty and loyalty. These are the qualities of Gail’s essence and legacy.”
“Gail Green-Gilliam is the epitome of what a police officer was,” said Phenix City Mayor, Eddie Lowe.
“No matter what problems we’ve had, if we couldn’t handle those problems, you could send Gail to handle those problems,” says Phenix City Manager, Wallace Hunter. “We’ve lost our bridge over trouble waters.”
Green-Gilliam spent 33 years with the Phenix City Police department and her acts of selflessness extended beyond her duty as a police officer.
she was a foster parent for children and adults with special needs and a 50 year member of Mount Moriah church.