Lela M. Phillips

Oscoda, Michigan
February 2, 1933 - January 26, 2019

Service Location

Oscoda, Michigan


A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Saturday February 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm with a luncheon to follow at Huron Baptist Church, Oscoda, Michigan.

Obituary Notice

85, of Oscoda, Michigan passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the loving presence of family. She was born February 2, 1933 in Sutherland Springs, Texas to the late Asa and Mattie Hobbs. Lela married her loving husband, Pastor Robert Phillips in 1953 and together they raised five children. She enjoyed gardening and most of all deeply loved her wonderful family. Lela retired from the Oscoda Schools after 30 years of service as a school bus driver, which she loved. In addition to her husband, Pastor Robert Phillips, she is survived by son Robert (Terri) Phillips, MO, daughter Edith (William) Hunt, MI, son Richard Phillips, MI, and daughters Janet (Randy) Kemp, OH, and Becky (David), Martin, MI.; 12 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Mary McCracken, MI.. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and 2 sisters as well as grandson and triplet great grandchildren . Per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Saturday February 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm with a luncheon to follow at Huron Baptist Church, Oscoda, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Pinecrest Cemetery, Oscoda, Michigan


Prayers for all... I LOVE you, BEAUTIFUL
— Robin Taavola
Prayers to Pastor Phillips and his family 😇😇😇
— Corinna Miller and Family
You will be missed, you were somebody special and your family meant a lot to mine,love in Christ Linda
— Linda Hill (LaValle)
What I’m feeling right now is hard to put in writing. I will miss you so much Aunt Lela. We’ve had some good talks and made some great memories! You and Uncle Bob are like my other parents. I love you so much! I know you’re going to have the best Birthday ever in heaven! Tell everyone Hi for me and one day, I will see you again! Love always, Nancy and Steve Lilley
— Nancy Lilley
Loving prayers for the entire family. What a wonderful lady now in the arms of Jesus.
— Jodie Frazer
Prayers for family and friends. Treasure the memories and your time together as you celebrate her life.
— Sarah T.Moody
God bless you and your family. Nephew Ric loved you so.
— Kimberley Smith
Lela was and always be Loved. She was an Amazing person. It's been many years but I can still hear her voice from some of our talks we would have. I will never forget. Fly high Beautiful Angel.
— Richard D Mccracken
What a privilege it was to be part of your family. To know Lela was to know strength and dignity . She loved well and freely gave to all that knew her. Praying for all of you,
Love, The Burley Family
— Jenny
I loved Lela so much. My prayers are with you Bob and the children. Hugs.
— Jeanne Hebner
My deepest sympathy to all of you as you mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Lela. She was one of the kindest and most sincere ladies I have ever met.
— Mary Mertz
You are all loved so very much your testimony of love has always shined so very well. thank you for all that you have contributed to our community and families. much love
— Dennis and Cathy Beckner
I am so sorry to hear of Lela’s passing, she was always one of my dearest ladies!! Prayers to the family. She will be dearly missed!
— Sheri LeCureux
So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady. Have known the family for many years. God's blessings to Bob and family.
— Nancy Kerentoff
Sending deepest condolences and prayers for God's Peace to the Family. Mrs. Phillips was my bus driver for quite a few years in the 80s. She was so much more than a bus driver. What a wonderful, kind, woman. I've thought of her many times with fondness over the years and I'm sad to hear of her passing.
— Catherine Zaske (Wille)

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