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Bessie Phillips

November 28, 2019
Bessie Phillips
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Bessie Carson Phillips was born on July 22, 1924 to the late Abraham and Charlotte Hayes Morehead. She departed this life on November 28, 2019.

Bessie was the youngest of nine children. Four brothers (John Henry Irvin, Johnnie Morehead, Wade Allen, Henry Morehead) and four sisters (Pearlie Johnson, Annie Mae Watkins, Rosie Lee Coleman, Mattie Mae Hill) preceded her in death.

She was home-schooled with her siblings before completing high school. She later married Walter Carson and moved to Pontiac, Michigan. While there, she had a long career in the retail industry. Bessie was described as the ideal wife who provided the perfect atmosphere for entertaining friends and family. She made frequent trips to Memphis to visit family and her relatives. Her family and friends anticipated her charm and relished her ever-present smile and light-hearted chuckle.

After celebrating over 30 years of marriage, her husband Walter passed away. Bessie later married Harry Phillips and continued living in Pontiac, Michigan until his death. Due to declining health, Bessie moved to Memphis to live with her sister, Mattie, and niece, Leola Price, who faithfully cared for her for over twenty years.

Bessie worshipped at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ with her sister and niece until her heath issues prevented her from attending.

Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are numerous nieces, nephews, and many other caring relatives and friends.

Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901)379-0861.


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Visitation

Saturday

7

Dec

10:00 AM 12/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Service

Saturday

7

Dec

11:00 AM 12/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Elmwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

824 S Dudley St

824 S Dudley St 38104
United States
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