Elda J. Phillips

Elda J. Phillips

Elda J. Phillips, 75, formerly of Midland, MI went to Heaven to meet her Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, MI.

Elda was born May 25, 1938 in Olean, NY to Clair & Eva (Hitchcock) Parker. She was a graduate of Midland High School in 1955. Elda was a very active member at Calvary Baptist Church in Midland.  She worked as the church secretary for 30 years before retiring in 2003. She shared her love for the Lord Jesus by teaching the Shepherd’s Sunday School Class, participating in Bible Study fellowships and singing in the choir. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, and watching old movies. Elda loved vacationing at Hilton Head Island where she loved the sunshine, and sandy beaches. Friends and family were always very important to her and she enjoyed having family time whenever possible.

She is survived by her son Michael (Leslie) Phillips of Suffolk, VA; daughters Kathleen (Bobby) Norrick of St. Joseph and Mary Beth (Clifford) Bowen of Lenoir City, TN; grandchildren Melissa Parks, Rebecca Phillips, Brandon (Hannah) Norrick, Megan Norrick, Cyndi Norrick, Laura Norrick and Jacob Bowen; four great grandchildren; sisters Mary (Dick) Bixler, and Linda Mowrey and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Barbara Parker.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Elda will be laid to rest at Midland Memorial Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be made in memory of Elda to the Michigan Alzheimer’s Association or the Merlin & Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center. Those wishing to sign Elda’s guestbook may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com.

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