Dana Laquita Breland Gillis, age 62, of Gulfport passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Dana was born in California on August 30, 1956 to Buford and Margie Breland. She had a kind, gentle soul and saw the good in everyone. Even through her battle with lung cancer, she didn't let the disease steal her joy. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Tim Gillis and brother, George Thomas Breland. She is survived by her parents, Buford and Margie Breland; her children, Gary (Keishonda) Peterman, Robert Lind and Anna Dunn; twin sister and caregiver, Dawn (John) Sanders; her precious grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15, from Trinity Funeral Services. Burial followed in Finley Cemetery.Trinity Funeral Services is honored to assist the Gillis family.