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Erma Lee Phillips

Erma Lee Phillips

11/26/1935 - 3/6/2011

Mrs. Erma Phillips, of Little Rock, was born November 26, 1935 in Lake Village, Arkansas to Mattie (Ridgell) Hale and Tom Hale, who preceded her in death. She was the fourteenth child of fifteen children. Ten brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. She was affectionately known to her siblings as “Bug”. God called her home on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Her passing represents the final chapter in the Hale family.
Sister Phillips was baptized in Jesus name in 1958 under the leadership of the late Pastor Ruby Holland. She continued her service under Bishop Leodis Warren, and was a member of the Greater Christ Temple Mother’s Board. She retired as an employee of the UAMS Hospital after 37 years of service.
Sis. Phillips is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Billups, Sr., her second husband, Tommy Lee Phillips, Sr.; and one son, Curtis Lee Billups.
Sis. Phillips is the mother of ten children, Tommy Lee (Geneva) Phillips, Jr., of Los Angles, CA; Charles Billups of Des Moines, IA.; Carl Phillips of Columbus, OH; Alden D. (Sharon) Phillips of Little Rock, AR; Alvon Wayne Phillips of Nogales, AZ; Jacqueline Genail (Christopher) Baldwin of Little Rock, AR; Dr. Elder Michael Ray Phillips of Atlanta, GA; Tammie Terrell Alexander of Little Rock, AR; Marilyn Renee (Thomas) Scott of Little Rock, AR; Sister-in-Law, Gloria Hale of North Little Rock, AR; Special Cousin, John Ben (Jerry) Ridgell of Lake Village, AR; Special Niece, Cassandra Williams of Little Rock, AR; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Greater Christ Temple Pentecostal Church, 1200 Lewis Street, Little Rock. Visitations 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment Rest in Peace Cemetery, Hensley, AR. Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 8821 Colonel Glenn, Little Rock. 565-1800 "IN YOUR TIME OF NEED...WE CARE." 


Jeffrey A. Hendricks

Friend of Dr. Michael R. Phillips
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers for Dr. Michael R. Phillips’ family and friends...

Carolyn Johnson

Friend of Dr. Michael R. Phillips
Monday, March 14, 2011

My prayers and love are with you and your family.

Gail Laster Harris

Little Rock
Family Friend
Monday, March 14, 2011

I am deeply sadden by your lost. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this hour, special thoughts to Michael, Carl, Alden, Alvon, Jackie, Tammie, Marilyn and Cassandra.

Velma Phillips

(Cousin) Daughter of Eddie Phillips
Monday, March 14, 2011

Our prayers are with you all. We love you and hope to see you soon.

Dr. Elaine O. Spencer

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

To the family of Dr. Michael R. Phillips, my prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of your dear loved one. The Lord Jesus Christ grant you peace and joy in the midst of sorrow...know you shall see her again in that great day.