Doris Elizabeth Phillips
Doris Elizabeth Phillips, 80, of Point Enterprise, passed away on Oct. 22, 2013, at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.
Services will be held on Saturday, Oct, 26, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Mexia, with Elder Daryl Inman, Elder Travis Brown and the Rev. Jimmy Petty officiating. Interment will follow at Point Enterprise Cemetery. Family visitation will be at Porter Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening.
We are grateful to God for giving us, her family and friends, the privilege of experiencing life with this “angel in our midst.” Her gracious love, joyful hugs, strong spirit and generous heart overflowed daily to us and others. The blessing she was to so many was a continual testimony of her deep love for her Lord Jesus, her family, her friends, her co-workers – always loving her neighbors and “the least of these” more than herself. Although we miss her beyond words – with her sweet smile and heartfelt singing, we can still hear the echo of her voice as she sings eternally in the presence of her Savior: “Here in the vineyard of my Lord, I love to live and labor, And be obedient to my God until my dying hour. I love to see the lilies grow and view them all astanding, In the right place while here below, just as the Lord commanded.”
In remembrance of her abundant life and its overflow to others, this verse reflects her in God’s word: “...I am come that they might have life, and that they have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b.
Doris was born on March 27, 1933, in Eustace, to Robert and Ora Leigh Morgan Poulter. She was a devoted member for many years of the Point Enterprise Goodwill Club and faithfully served and loved her family, church (Hubbard Primitive Baptist Church) and community, and devotedly worked 29 years at Mexia State School.
She is survived by her husband and partner of 60 years, Milton Phillips, of Point Enterprise; three children and spouses, Debbie and husband Richard Hagar, of Allen, Cindy and husband Lynn Hobson, of Midlothian, and Michael Phillips, of Point Enterprise; one brother, Glenn Poulter and wife Pauline, of Napa, Calif., and Mary Lou Poulter, wife of her late brother, Robert Lee Poulter. She is also survived by and was blessed by seven grandchildren: Seth Hagar, Mark Hagar, Joy Hagar, Skylar Phillips, Amanda Mitchell and husband Walter, Chad Hobson and wife Leah, and Brad Hobson. Her five great-grandchildren are Thomas Hobson, Luke Hobson, Caleb Hobson, Brynlee Mitchell and Brooklyn Mitchell. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Margie Phillips, of Mexia; niece Linda Futch and husband Bobby, of Mexia (who have been tremendous family support) and many other beloved family members in and beyond Mexia.
Pallbearers will be Walter Mitchell, Chad Hobson, Seth Hagar, Lynn Hobson, Richard Hagar and Wallace Hamilton.
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Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.