Death is just a gateway we must all pass through to graduate into eternal life. At the blessed age of 78 years old, Beulah Lillian Boaz Phillips passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.
On Aug. 21, 1943, she was born to Willie L. Lattimore-Boaz and W. D. Boaz, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her uncles: Hubert, Felix, Henry, Eddie, Robert, Arthur, Jim, and J.L.; her aunt, Beulah Mae Lattimore McCleary; and a cousin (brother), Colonel Lattimore.
She leaves to cherish her memories, one daughter, Stephanie Dawn Phillips; her friend, Michael Cross; one grandson, Michael Stuart Wood; her cousins (sisters): Sue Goode and Betty Jo Berry; cousin (brother), Benny (Yvonne) Lattimore; a good friend, Rita McDermott; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Watson Chapel AME Zion Church in Charleston. She served on the Deaconess Board, the Kitchen Committee, and as a missionary. Beulah showed love and care for others, setting an example that if you give love, it will come back to you.
She loved flowers and had the ultimate green thumb. She was also an awesome cook, known for her delicious Pound Cakes (aka P.C.). She loved her arts and crafts and the friends she shared the time with. She will truly be missed, but we will see her on the other side.
The viewing was held Thursday, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Patton Funeral Home Chapel, 265 Fair St. S.E., Cleveland.
The family will receive friends today, Dec. 3, 2021, from 2 p.m. until the 2:30 p.m. service time at Watson Chapel AME Zion Church in Charleston, with the Rev. Joseph Holmes and the Rev. James Parris of Star Bethel Baptist Church in Etowah officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Due to COVID-19, masks are required and the community is asked to observe all proper precautions and regulations mandated by the local, state, and federal government in regard to COVID-19.
Patton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Boaz-Phillips family. www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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