Tracy Gillum

Nov 21st, 1967 - Aug 8th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sat, Aug. 12th, 2017 11am


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sat, Aug. 12th, 2017 1pm

Tracy Gillum

Goreville-Tracy Lynn Pedigo Gillum, 49, passed away Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Tracy was born November 21, 1967 in Herrin to Joan (Stacy) Beadle and Kenneth Pedigo.

Tracy was employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Marion. She enjoyed gardening, writing, reading, and spending time with the light of her life, her granddaughter, Summer.

Tracy is survived by the love of her life Gary Perry of Goreville. Her sons, Justin Steckenrider and his fiancé Whitney Feltz, of Goreville, and Travis Steckenrider and his wife Tiffany, of Goreville ; her only grandchild, Summer Kay Steckenrider; Brothers, John and Brenda Pedigo of McLeansboro, and Kenneth (Pete) and Debra Pedigo of Murphysboro; Sisters, Cynthia and Mike Matheny of Royalton, Candace Pedigo and David Pierce of Royalton, Melissa and Andrew Pierce of Royalton, and Victoria and Larry Reed of Herrin; Clara Fay Perry of Goreville; Jeanie Flick of Goreville and Brenda Lingle of Goreville; Amy Perry of Goreville; special niece, Camara Price of West Frankfort; along with several nieces and nephews and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and Earnest Perry.

Services will be Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. R.G. Null officiating. Burial will immediately follow at the Friendship Cemetery in Goreville.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.



15 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Sandy Pierce

    From: Royalton, Illinois

    Date: August 9, 2017

    Sorry for your loss of Tracy. Didn’t know her very well but she had a sweet smile and a happy spirit. You have a beautiful family. Take care of each other and look to God for healing.

  • Guest: Lana Ridings

    From: Sesser , Illinois

    Date: August 9, 2017

    So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Tracey & family grew up as my neighbors in Herrin. I have so many fond memories of all of us running around in the West end of town. I loved you all so much. Even helped Cindy baby sit alot of times. Boy did we have fun!! May God bless you all in this time of sorrow!!🙏

  • Guest: Roger Teresa (McCoy) Jackson

    From: South Elgin, Illinois

    Date: August 10, 2017

    So sorry for the loss at such a beautiful woman ! Prayers for the Perry family and her children and grandchildren! A broken heart keeps on beating!

  • Guest: Maranda Pedigo

    From: , Illinois

    Date: August 10, 2017

    To my aunt who gave me so many wonderful childhood memories I will miss you so much. You just gave so much to all of us. You will be forever missed and loved.

  • Guest: Bob Jenkins

    From: austin, Texas

    Date: August 10, 2017

    You have my deepest symathony and thoughts

  • Guest: Jennifer Oakley

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: August 10, 2017

    Tracy was a sweetheart. I Loved her dearly. She was always so happy.. we shared many laughs together. My thoughts and prayers to the family. She was loved by all and will be missed.

  • Guest: Joshua Glen Siron

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: August 10, 2017

    Prayers to the family.She will be missed dearly

  • Guest: Angie Meneese Lasswell

    From: Johnston City , Illinois

    Date: August 11, 2017

    I will always cherish our high school memories and the closeness that we shared during those years. I hate that life had taken us in different directions for so many years, but I’m truly blessed to have been reconnected with you over the past couple of years. You will always be loved and never forgotten Tracy and my heart goes out to your family.

  • Guest: Judy Lockaby Key

    From: Empire, Alabama

    Date: August 11, 2017

    Gary I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Carol emmert

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 11, 2017

    You will be miss love you Tracy always😘

  • Guest: Iona m. Duvall

    From: Port St Lucie, Florida, Florida

    Date: August 12, 2017

    Sending my sympathy to the family. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing at such a young age. She will be missed as one of my Facebook friends.

  • Guest: Jesse and myra

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: August 12, 2017

    Justin an Travis and family. Sorry for your loss and praying Jesus wraps you in his love an grace through this. Love you guys

  • Guest: Jennifer Ferguson

    From: Marion, Illinois, Illinois

    Date: August 12, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. I just heard about this today. I worked with Tracy at Blue Cross and she was always a pleasure to work with. Praying for you all.

  • Guest: Samantha Thompson Smith

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: August 14, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. I didn’t realize it was Tracy I remember her really well very sweet person I’m so sorry. RIP Tracy 💜

  • Guest: Everett harris

    From: Rockport, Texas

    Date: August 16, 2017

    sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy.