Gilman family appreciates support from community after tragic loss of mother and son

Posted 22 April 2018 at 5:04 pm


We (the family of Jo and RJ Gilman) would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our friends and community for their outpouring of support during this incredibly difficult time. The loss that we feel is incredible. Jo and RJ were treasured members of our family and we are doing our best to cope with such a senseless loss.

Jo was a devoted mother, sister, aunt and friend. She welcomed all with coffee, a smile and a listening ear. RJ followed his mother’s lead and made the happiness and laughter of others a priority. You didn’t need to be blood to be family when it came to either of them. This loss is devastating for all who knew them.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, with calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. and a service to follow immediately at First Baptist Church in Albion. Interment will be held privately.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help ease the financial burden left in the wake of this tragedy.


The Gilman family