Cora Foreman-Gillam, a Buffalo resident and mother of nine children, died Friday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a long illness. She was 76.
Born Cora Johnson in Darling, Miss., she came to Buffalo in 1966. She worked as a home health care worker from 1979 to 2005.
Ms. Foreman-Gillam was an active member of Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, where she served on the Mothers Board, the Young Women's Christian Council, multiple choirs, the Shepherd's Ministry, the hospitality committee and as a pastor's aide and Youth Department vice president.
Surviving are five daughters, Charlene Johnson, Patsy Foreman and Jean Carter, all of Buffalo, and Gertrude Johnson and Patricia Foreman, both of Atlanta; four sons, Calvin Tribble, Thomas Tribble, Charles Foreman and Donald Foreman, all of Buffalo; her mother, Beatrice Myatt of Buffalo; a brother, Theodis R. Johnson of Buffalo; more than 30 grandchildren; and more than 65 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, 618-620 Jefferson Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.