Apostle Jacqueline “Jacque” Gilliard Crawford, the daughter of the late Willie Oscar Gilliard, Sr. and the late Annie Bell Wiley was born March 7, 1946 in Savannah, GA.
Jacque was educated in the Chatham County Public Schools, and received an associate degree in Nursing from what is now known as Armstrong State University, in Savannah, GA. She moved forward in her nursing career, serving as an RN (working in geriatric, pediatric, general, and psychiatric care), Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facilities Director of Nursing & Administrator, as well as serving as Nurse and Administrative Consultant. However, her passion was Geriatrics. Jacque always had a special place in her heart for the elderly.
After retiring from nursing, Jacqueline was called by God into the Ministry. She, along with her daughter, founded Servants of God Ministries of Seabrook, SC, Inc. On June 20, 1999, Jacqueline was ordained into the Gospel Ministry, and subsequently founded Servants of God Ministries Church of Christ, Inc, followed by Servants of God International Outreach Tabernacle, Inc. Through these outlets many souls were led to and received Christ as their personal Savior.
On February 27, 2016, Jacqueline, who up to this point was known as Pastor Crawford, was consecrated as an Apostle of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, continuing to minister to and counsel those in need up until her diminished health no longer allowed it.
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, she entered into eternal life at the home of her daughter and son in law with whom she lived, in Bluffton, SC, after an eight year battle with Leukemia. In addition to her parents, Jacque was preceded in death by her three brothers: James Earl Gilliard, Willie Oscar Gilliard, Jr. and Edward Quentin Wiley; and “adopted” father, Ed “Pop” Wiley.
Jacque’s memory will be cherished by her children: Linda (Adrian Jr.) Parker-Braxton of Bluffton, SC and Leroy (Deborah) Darryl Parker, Sr., of Savannah, GA; three grandchildren: Sydney Y. Moultrie, Glenn “Shaun” Moultrie both of Beaufort, SC and Leroy D. Parker, Jr. of Savannah, GA; two sisters in law: Mae Frances “Stacy” Gilliard of Bluffton, SC and Ruby Gilliard of GA; along with a host of nieces and nephews; to include “special friends” Deacon Albert Weaver of Atlanta, GA, The Wilsons of Fayetteville, NC, and Bobby Bradshaw of Eutawville, SC.