Daryl Lee Gilliam

Daryl Lee Gilliam

Was born in Chicago on December 9, 1965. He moved to Iowa City in 1985 and to Taos, NM in 1995. He was an active member of the 12-step community. Daryl overcame great adversity in his life. He was a writer who dreamed his life and work would give courage and hope to others who had suffered hardship. He had a compassionate, generous heart, always advocating for the downtrodden, always fighting for a better tomorrow. Daryl had three daughters and five grandchildren who he loved deeply and who gave his life meaning and joy. He was liberated from his body on December 27, 2020 in Taos, NM due to complications with his diabetes. Daryl is survived by his best friend, Greta Clare Carson, their two daughters, Celestia Lee Carson and Emma Rose Carson, his daughter, Dakota Monet Mohr, his grandchildren, Odessa Nizhonie, Tiana Hoyani, Aliyah Shayina, Ciara Shundin, and Isaiah Soashki, a sixth grandchild yet to be born and many others who his life has forever impacted and touched.  May he rest in unconditional love and grace. May we remain eternally connected. If you would like to be included in his zoom memorial on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:00pm Mountain Time please email darylmemorial@gmail.com Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home, Taos.  To share a memory, please visit our website at www.riverafuneralhome.com

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Erik Bartholomaus

Love you brother.

Nancy diamond

Oh Daryl. I'll remember you as a sweet guy in the rooms, gentle, encouraging of others, and always working to be a better person. May your memory be a blessing.

R coleman

Amen to Nancy. He was a kind man, and always had that smile on his face and will be missed in the rooms

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