Mrs. Gillis was the former owner of All Breed Dog Grooming. She had worked at Vardaman Buick and retired from USM as an office manager in stores and receiving department. Mrs. Gillis was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Gillis; her parents, Norman and Edna Parker; and a sister, Edna McQueen.
She is survived by one daughter, Suzette Gillis Ekes (Eric) of Hattiesburg; three grandchildren, Ryan Gillis, Hayes Sanders and Katie Ekes, all of Hattiesburg; and a niece, Patricia McQueen Garcia (Ivan) of Pensacola.