Michelle Marie Gilliland, 50, of Lincoln, NE, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022. She was born on June 4, 1971 to Roger and Jackie (Johnson) Mars in Lincoln, NE. Michelle married Brandon Gilliland on August 23, 1991 and to this union 2 children were born. She was a longtime employee of the state of Nebraska for 15 years. \nShe enjoyed gardening, watching Husker Volleyball and Football, spending time with her children and grandchildren and building and making crafts with her husband. Her most pleasurable moments were the times spent with her grandchildren, especially having weekend sleepovers with her grandson and having a fire out in the backyard with her husband, Brandon and son Justin. \nMichelle is survived by her husband Brandon; sons Joshua (Stephani) Gilliland and Justin Gilliland, 2 Grandchildren, Payton and Addison Gilliland, sisters, Melissa (Greg) Schmelzer, Sheila (Gail) Snyder, her mother Jackie Mars, Mother-in-Law, Norma Gilliland, sisters-in-law Dianna Gilliland and Lisa (Brock) Lindau, and brother-in-law Chad (Sandi) Gilliland. Michelle also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Mars.\nA Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 29 at 1:00 pm., at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 5200 R Street, Lincoln, NE.