Kevin “Skip”  Gilyard

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Kevin “Skip” Gilyard

July 18, 1960 ~ July 10, 2023 (age 62)


Kevin “Skip” Gilyard was born to Betty Jean Gilyard McNeil on July 18, 1960, in
Greensboro NC. Skip spent his earlier years with his grandparents the late Abram
and Geneva Gilyard and attended Shiloh Baptist Church where he learned to love
the Lord. He also spent time with Elizabeth and Henry Moses during his early
Skip was a charming and kind man who loved life, family, and friends. He enjoyed
spending time with family and friends at cookouts, family gatherings and special
events. He had a love for music, watching sports, watching shoot’em ups or just
hanging out shooting the breeze. He was always known for his witty sayings and
jokes. His love for music extended from Tupac and Rakim to listening to Wild Irish
Rose on 90.1. He loved watching sports and would always support his home team
the Carolina Panthers.
A dedicated friend and family member, if anyone he knew passed, he would
always attend the funeral to show his respect.
Skip graduated from Page High School in 1978. After high school he served in the
United States Army as an E-4 Specialist, 4 th Infantry Division where he spent time
domestically and internationally.
Skip is preceded in death by his mother Betty Jean McNeil.
Skip leaves to cherish his memories, daughter Devin Gilyard, siblings,
Wink Gilyard (Kim), Anthony Gilyard, Alfred Gilyard (Angel), Yvonne Gilyard,
Lamonte Gilyard, Alice McIver, Cheryl McIver, Maxine McIver, loving and
supporting Aunt Mildred Cherry, nieces, nephews, and cousins, Aunt Isabelle
Gaskins, and a special friend Edwina Harris.

The family would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for each,

and every act of kindness shown during this time.


Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
12:00 PM
Triad Cremation & Funeral Service Chapel Directions
2110 Servomation Road
Greensboro, NC 27407

Visiting Hours

Triad Cremation & Funeral Service - Directions
2110 Servomation Road, Greensboro, NC 27460
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • July 20, 2023
    Pat Keith says:
    My deepest condolences to Alice McIver and family my blessings Psalms 23 🙏 Pat Keith, Desmond Thomas

  • July 19, 2023
    Queen Lynn says:
    Kevin Gilyard was a great man I’m really going to miss him I had 18 years with him and he took care of my kids and grandkids a great father he’s going to be missed by many Kevin I’ll see you when I get there RIH Condolences to the family

  • July 18, 2023
    Sheryl Pratt Hairston says:
    Condolences to the family and friends. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Godspeed. 🙏🏼🌹 Sheryl

  • July 17, 2023
    Ken and Kendra Ellis says:
    To the Gilyard family/Yvonne- May God grant you peace and comfort during this time. Keeping each of you in prayer now and the days ahead.

  • July 15, 2023
    Pamela Milliken says:
    To The Gilyard and McNeil Families My Condolences and Prayers are with you all. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Love you all.

  • July 15, 2023
    edwana taylor says:
    I loved you like a big brother. Great times with him 💖💖💖

  • July 15, 2023
    edwana taylor lit a candle:
    Lit since July 15, 2023 at 7:17:47 PM

  • July 15, 2023
    Miguel & Linwood Carver says:
    Skip I'm so grateful for our childhood & friendship. We grew up as sister & brother. What adventures we shared. I'll miss you but I've got so many treasured memories. Love you forever Skip. You're free!!! Rest In Paradise. "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." Matt. 5:4

  • July 15, 2023
    Miguel & Linwood Carver lit a candle:
    Lit since July 15, 2023 at 7:41:45 AM

  • July 14, 2023
    Gina Raines says:
    To the family of "Skip" I and my family are sending you Light and Love, during this difficult time! Skip you will truly be missed. Love always Gina 🙏🏽❤️