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Gladys M. Killion

Gladys M. Killion was born August 14, 1928, in Brownsville, Tennessee to Ann Lyn Barbee and Tut Reed. She died on her birthday.

killionGladys married Avon T. Killion in Decatur, Illinois on October 4, 1948. Mr. Killion died July 5, 1995.

In 1962, Gladys and her family were one of the first black families to move into the new Ellis Drive Subdivision on Urbana’s north side.

After moving  to Urbana, Gladys became a self- employed beautician.   

Gladys and Avon T. had 4 sons: Avon Jr., Billy, Kim and Kevin. Kevin, the youngest, died October 6, 2011.

She is survived by Avon Jr., Billy and Kim.

Due to Covid 19 safety precautions there will be no funeral. Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting with arrangements.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com