Barbara Claire Phillips


Barbara Claire Phillips was born on July 3, 1933, in New Boston, Texas. She was one of nine children from the union to John Perry Jr and Febbie Jane Perry. She confessed and devoted her life to Christ at an early age and united with Prosperity Baptist Church in New Boston, Texas.
Barbara attended and graduated from New Boston Central High. She attended Texarkana College where she earned her Certified Nursing Assistant license. She worked 20-plus years at the New Boston Nursing Home as a CNA, where she cared for, loved, and nurtured her patients.

Barbara served as a devoted Sunday school teacher and a member of the missionary and kitchen ministries. She also served as a member of the usher board. Some of Barbara’s hobbies included playing spades, working “word search puzzles and going to garage sales. She had a great sense of humor and would have you laughing at her jokes.

Barbara also loved to bake, in the community, she was known for her beautiful buttery pound cakes that melted in your mouth. Her famous saying was “We’re not a perfect family but we’re a loving family.” In her times of sickness, she held on with a strong faith, and her faith in Christ never wavered.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Layfette Jr. Brothers; Roosevelt Perry, Richard L. Perry, Dell Shields, and John Perry III; Sisters: Hattie Conway and Jakie McAfee. Sister in Christ: Curley Campbell; Grandsons; Rickey Dorsey Jr, and Timothy Dorsey. Great- Grands: Jordan Lynn Dorsey, Babies A&B Dorsey.

She leaves to cherish her memories: Children: Johnnie Elaine “Laine” Dorsey (Charles Sr), Debra Dorsey (Rickey Sr), Joy Smith (Jerome “Jay”); Sisters: Dorothy Alley and Doris Neil Walker; Grandchildren; Eleven (11) Great- Grandchildren; Twenty-three (23) Godson; One (1)George Shenard–Conway; Two (2) God- Daughters: Scarlett Renee Hooks and LaBarbara Conway; Two (2) Adoptive Daughters: Brenda Johnson and Rosie Daughtery. Three (3) Sisters in Laws: Marie Phillips, Lois Miller, and Bernie Phillips. Two (2) Sisters in Christ: Ruby Smith, and Diane Hurd. Three (3) Daughters in Love: Georgette Gibson-Dorsey, Josephine Williams, Christine Fain, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Visitation Friday, May 10, 2024 at Prosperity Baptist Church New Boston, TX from 5:00-7:00 pm. Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00 am First Baptist Church 506 South McCoy Blvd (Hwy 8) New Boston, TX. Burial Pleasant Hill Cemetery under direction of Jones Stuart Mortuary.

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