Eddie Golliday Eddie "Simroy" Golliday, 74, Belleville, Ill., born June 4, 1942, in Grenada, Miss., passed away peaceably with his beloved wife, Irma, his children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews surrounding him, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Memorial Hospital. Eddie born to J.C. and I.V., nee Hankins, Golliday. He was a profound mechanic, maintenance man and businessman. He started Golliday Rentals over 35 years ago and has owned over 100 rental properties and flipped many houses. He and his wife owned and operated Alorton Hardware and Golliday's "Catch of the Day". He was employed for over 30 years at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in St. Louis, Mo. and achieved the coveted position of Maintenance Mechanic, being the first and only black maintenance man to ever be hired at that location. He leaves to cherish his memory and mourn his departure, his loving wife of over 40 years, Irma, nee McSwain; sons, Antwyne (Monique), Dwayne, Calvin (Lola) and Alvin (Delores); daughters, Annette (Thomas) Hill, Laura Ann Golliday, and Elesia (Darian) Brown of Alorton, Ill.; siblings, Frank (Edna) Golliday, Tommie Gene Golliday, Shelba King, Douglas (Johnsie) Golliday, Earnie Mae Murry, Mildred (Charles) Foote, Rosie Sheperd, James Golliday of Belleville, Ill. and Michael (Paula) Golliday; 50 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church at 801 South 50th Street, Centreville, IL 62207. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, Ill. NASH FUNERAL HOME, East St. Louis, Ill.
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