Deceased Information


    Geraldine Bane Gillman


  • AGE



    Saturday, August 19, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, August 22, 2023


    9:30 AM




    Meeting ID: 837 8891 2947

    Passcode: 714355


    Shiva will be observed at the home of Gerry Gillman, 7460 Talbot Colony

    Atlanta 30328, on Tuesday 8/22 and Wednesday 8/23. Visitation starts at 6:30 pm.

    Evening service starts at 7:30 pm



    Geraldine Bane Gillman, aged 89, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2023, after a brief illness. Born May 31, 1934, in Raleigh, NC to Dorothy and Max Bane. She attended The University of Alabama where she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority, forging lifelong friendships before graduating from The University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill. She moved to Atlanta after college and there she met and married Alan J. Gillman in 1956. They were married 45 years until his passing in 2000. After their two boys, Brad and Philip were grown, Gerry enjoyed 25 memorable years working at Saks Fifth Avenue. There were no strangers in her orbit….only a bigger audience to hear her vast array of jokes and one-liners. No distance was too far to travel for mah jong either; she played in several games for years. Gigi, as she was fondly known, loved Broadway shows and board games, especially Scrabble. She performed in numerous shows at the JCC and AA Synagogue and cherished singing in Bob’s Broadway Chorus delighting crowds at senior living facilities around Atlanta. Gigi was fiercely independent and took great pride in the accomplishments of her grandchildren, Darren and Nicole.  As a family, our most treasured memories will always be summers at the family home on Lake Lanier.

    Gerry was predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Max Bane, brother Si, sister Lynn, and husband Alan. Her survivors include her children, Brad and Daughter-in-law (Anne) of Atlanta, Philip, and Daughter-in-law (Michelle) of Cumming, grandchildren Darren and his wife Liz of Atlanta and Dr. Nicole Gillman of Richmond, VA.  

    Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 22 at 9:30 am at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Joshua Heller officiating.  Donations can be made to:  Congregation B’nai Torah or the Atlanta Jewish Community Center.

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  • Marsha Rosing

    I treasure the years Gerri and I had together as good friends and memories of all we did together . She was a very special woman, had such a lovely voice. May she Rest in Peace.

  • Karen & Paul Stickledr

    Dear Brad & Phillip our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. May her memory be of a blessing.

  • Faye Novick

    Dear Brad and Philip, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was such a lovely lady, and I always think of her with a smile on her face. Sending our most sincere condolences, Faye and Bill Novick

  • Scott Jacobson

    Brad and Philip, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I still have fond memories growing up on Biltmore Drive and spending quality time with you and your entire family. I think I spent more time at your house than my house in those days. I still remember your mom’s dry wit and distinctive laugh. She was definitely one of the “cool” moms on the street. May her memory be for a blessing to you both.

  • Yolanda Turner

    My deepest condolences to the family. I worked with Gerri for many years at Saks Fifth Avenue. She was a very interesting, kind and hilarious individual. She always made me laugh! After she retired. I looked forward to her coming to work part-time during the holiday season. She'll definitely be missed. Rest in Peace, Gerri.

  • Michele Aquino

    Gerri was a treasure and more that Saks Fifth Avenue had in those 25 years while she was with us. She exemplified all that we stood for thru her kindness, winning smile and bubbling personality. “She was one of a kind”

  • Roben Katz Turry

    Just want to send my condolences to all of you. I loved Gerry and have fond memories working at Saks with her. Fondly, Roben

  • Phyllis M. Cohen

    I was so sad to read of Gerry's passing. I remember her her warmth and talent as we sang and danced together in Hadassah shows. She always had a smile, a kind word, and a bubbly personality. May good memories bring you comfort. Sincere condolences on your loss.

  • Sheri Diamond

    Gerry was a fantastic, wonderful friend of mine for 43 years. I worked with her at Saks 5th Avenue in the gift department, where we met. I went to her Broadway Chorus Shoes and still spent afternoons with her. I will miss her a lot. Best wishes to her entire family.

  • Linda Miller

    what a fun sweet ladymay she rest in peace

  • Barrbara & Dick Planer

    Dear Brad & Phillip, We send sincere condolences to you on the loss of your dear mother. Jeri was a special lady and friend and memories of our times together with the Gillman's will be treasured.

  • Marnie and Scott Moskowitz

    Hi Brad and Phil, I am sorry I never knew your mom because she seemed to bring it to everyone and everywhere she went. What a beautiful tribute and she certainly had a life well lived. I know she will be missed but she was fortunate to have you as her sons. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Mandy Farley

    My sincere condolences to Gerri's family. She was a grand lady who filled a room with her spirit. She'll be missed.

  • Judy Schulman

    I'm so sorry to hear of Geri's passing. She was quite a pretty, sweet lady who I had the pleasure of knowing through community rehearsals and shows. She always had a smile and a quick wit. May her soul be for a blessing, as she will be missed.

  • Art Seiden

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed your moms visits for chiropractic treatment. She was friendly with my mother-in-law Ann Banks and I enjoyed hearing her stories. My thoughts are with you.

  • Jerry isikoff

    Heartbroken over this. Growing up she was and remained such a beautiful lady. I am so grateful we were able to FaceTime recently at the family reunion. Her spirit, her kindness and her truth to me will always be cherished. Rest her precious soul. She will be deeply missed. Our condolences to all the family Brad and Phillip. Jerry

  • Lynn and Bob Sustak

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Gerri brought such joy to the Bobs Broadway Chorus group. We will miss her very much.

  • Leonard Goodelman

    Brad and Philip, sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of growing up on Biltmore Drive with your family.

  • Gilda Saul

    Dear Bradley and Phillip, My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mother. She was the life of the party and a true Southern Bell. May her memory be for a blessing

  • Steve Zisser

    Geri you will be missed by all who knew you. Rest in peace my griend.

  • Bev Aaron

    A charming lovely woman describes Geri! She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. May her memory be a blessing!

  • Zimmerman Robyn

    Always one of my favorites! Our afternoon trip to Somerbys with my Dad and as most memorable! She said the F-word as much as my Dad says the F -word. Sending my heartfelt condolences. Loved her spirit and will miss her ??

  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Gerry Gillman was one of the most talented gals who was active in Hadassah, back in the days when plays and performances were part of the Atlanta Jewish community scene. She had a beautiful voice and loved to be on stage. She adored her family and always put them first in her life. After those acting days, she worked in the gift department of Saks Fifth Ave., using the same enthusiasm and outgoing personality that she used on stage! She was loved by all who met her smiling, engaging personality. When her mother moved to Atlanta, she and my mother were carpooled to an older adult program at the AA Synagogue that they enjoyed together. I alway told Gerry that now that we weren't carpooling our children to Kindergarten, we were driving our mothers to their activity. What a delightful, fun, sincere person she was --- she will be missed. Our sincere condolences to her family.

  • Sandra Mislow

    Geri was such a fantastic lady who was kind of in my family and always so very special to me as we carpooled to many a rehearsal for shows in the community!! Everyone loved her and she will be missed

  • Bubba Ulman

    Dear Bradley and Phillip, It’s Bubba Ulman (Alan, Linda, and Robyn’s dad). I always enjoyed having your entire family for neighbors on Biltmore Drive for so many years. Your mom was a charming person. I am sending my heartfelt condolences. May her memory be for a blessing. Sincerely, Bubba Ulman

  • Sandy Ferko

    I’ve so enjoyed getting to know Gerrie in Broadway Chorus, her spunk snd spirit and, on occasion, her slightly off-color jokes and her laugh. May her memory be a blessing for all who knew and loved her. ??

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  • Debbie Levin

    Dear Brad and Anne We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our love and thoughts are with y’all!!! May her memory be a blessing! Love, Debbie and Eddie Levin

  • Selma and Berney Shapiro

    Brad and Phillip, we are saddened by the news of your mom's passing . We have such fond memories of her and your family from Biltmore Drive, our deepest sympathy to all.

  • Cindee and Al Sapoznik

    Our sweet GiGi? you sang and shared your beautiful spirit up until our last rehearsal . You are a proud and strong lady. You will be missed ~ but Bob's chorus will sing to you, always??rest in peace

  • Patrice Cohen

    Phillip, Brad and families, I am saddened for your loss of your mom. I just remember playing on y'alls Street, Biltmore Drive for years and years. Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you during this very difficult time. Sending hugs and love to you all.

  • Bette Neuhaus Selfridge

    So very sorry to hear about Geri. She was a precious, talented person! Heartfelt condolences.

  • Emily and Willie Green

    We are sorry to hear about your Mom Brad and Phil and Families. Our first and Best Trip to Las Vagas was with your folks . Such wonderful memories.

  • Donna Adler

    Brad, May your mothers memory always be for a blessing. She was a one of a kind , fun, sweet and kind lady. I have fond memories of her from Biltmore Drive .

  • Phillip and Rosalind Haber

    Even though we have lost touch through the last few years the Gilliam family has been so special to us.The Habers

  • Danny Shapiro

    For the last 18 years through a few shows and the Chorus I got to know and love Geri. I will miss her voice, her energy and her love of living.

  • Linda Ulman Frank

    Dear Bradley and Phillip…as you know in the 60s, you were all our neighbors on Biltmore Drive. I thought Gerry was one of the coolest moms on the street! She was a fabulous confidante to this teenage girl. I would love when she would come up and visit and hang out on the porch and sing the popular rock and roll songs. She sounded like a lot of the girl singers of the day (think Skeeter Davis)! My brother and sister and I were actually talking about her a few weeks ago. Then years later, I was in several of the musical fundraisers for the JCC, Hadassah, or Ort and Gerry was their shining star. I hope your wonderful memories of her lift you up and give you strength. May her memory be eternal and may her memory be for a blessing. Love, Linda Ulman Frank

  • Alan Ulman

    Brad and Phillip, I have great memories of your mom from our childhood! God Bless her memory.

  • Michele Fox

    Bob's Broadway Chorus will miss our sweet singer! She always walked in with a smile on her face. Everyone loved her and fellow singers and audiences alike will miss her.

  • Martha Jo and Jerry Katz

    Sending deepest sympathy to all. So many years ago I had the pleasure to meet Gerri. We always had lots to talk about and laugh about. May memories in the heart ?? bring comfort to the soul.

  • Deb Frank

    To the entire family. I had the pleasure of working with Gerri in the 1980' s at Saks. She was a delightful lady and wonderful salesperson. May she rest in peace.