Carla Michelle Gilliam Fliger

January 05, 1973 ‒ September 19, 2008

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD~ Carla Michelle Gilliam Fliger’s life was tragically taken from her Friday morning September 19, 2008.

She was born January 5, 1973 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to Carlos Roy and Loretta Gilliam, and was a lifelong Mansfield resident.

Michelle was very family oriented, and is remembered as a peace-maker. She had a big heart, so full of love and kindness that she’d “give you the shirt off her back.”

She was a hard worker ~ the kind of girl who would “work her fingers to the bone” in order to get ahead. That strong work ethic is what made her such a valued member of the team at Mansfield Assemblies Company. She started working there in October of 1997, and quickly became a well respected employee. Michelle was currently the group leader of the Titan Line.

Described as a wonderful mom, “the kids” were Michelle’s world. What time she did take for herself, Michelle filled with flowers, butterflies and cherubs.

Michelle could be funny, and her infectious laughter could make a room full of people roar. She’d laugh so hard she’d tear up.

She recently began attending Cook Road Baptist Church.

Michelle dearly loved her family of daughters Whitney Danielle Bryant and Hailey Dawn Fliger; her son Cody Michael Fliger; her mother and step father Loretta Gilliam Newlon and Michael Newlon of Mansfield; her sister Debra D. Abrams of Cridersville; her brothers and sisters-in-law Gregory & Pam Gilliam of Galion and Anthony & Karen Gilliam of Wapakoneta; step sisters Kristina Glass and Sara Newlon both of Mansfield; her former husband Jerry Fliger of Mansfield; and a wonderful extended family including nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Carlos Roy Gilliam.

Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home), where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Denny Nezrick will officiate. Burial will follow in Windsor Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Fliger Children’s education fund, may be made at the funeral home.

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