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Jean Beverly Phillips departed this life for eternal rest on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the age of 85. Jean was born on December 13, 1930 to the late Oliver and Cordy Woodfox Phillips in New Orleans, LA. She was educated in the Orleans Parish School System and Delgado College. "Brownie", as she was affectionately known was a seamstress, hard worker of Bunks, Reuter Rex, Haspels, Harry Heinman, The Playboy Club and Steins clothing stores and factories. She operated Woodfox Cleaners. Brownie was the seamstress for the Zulu's Soulful Warriors and other social clubs for years. Quilting was an art that she enjoyed. She was a member of the Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ Quilt Group. She is preceded in death by her former husband Albert Tapplette, Jr.; Brother in law, Kirby R.Freeman, Jr.; sister, Naomi Phillips Turnley and brother in law, William C. Turnley Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories; daughter, Cecelia (cely) Tapplette-Pedescleaux; grandchildren, Louis Keith Pedescleaux (Deborah), Lance Kyle Pedescleaux, Cheka Bahiya Pedescleaux; 3 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Phillips Freeman; nieces, Velda M. Turnley, Venita Freeman;nephews, William C. Turnley Jr. (Sharon), Kirby R. Freeman lll and a host of other family and friends. Service will be held at Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ, 1914 N. Miro St. on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 11 AM. Interment PRIVATE. Visitation 9 AM IN THE CHURCH. 

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  • Monday, December 12, 2016
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  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    Jean, "Brownie", my dear cousin, was a sweet precious soul loved by her entire realm of influence throughout her entire life. She will be cherished always and loved always. Heartfelt sympathy to my Cousin Cely, & my Cousin Ruth & the entire bloodline family, as well as the entire Church Family at Beecher and the Church Family Universally on this side of glory. You all will remain in my prayers at this hour of bereavement and always. She's in the arms of Jesus now and we will all see her in glory at that great getting up morning. Until then family, continue in her path of faith, love, and kindness in God's tender loving care. Love all! Cousin Sonja.
    ~ Sonja Kathleene Williams   Houston, TX