Dorothy P. Phillips accepted the Lord's hand on September 2, 2020.
Dorothy P. Phillips was born June 2, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to Dennie Ammons and Albert Person. She attended school in Atlanta, GA. Dorothy moved to Michigan City in September 1959 and lived at 156 N. Woodland Ave. “East Port” until October 2019. On the morning of her transition she thanked the staff of Ann Arbor Aperion Care for the good care they were giving her and then she went to “Sleep”.
Her work career included Domestic Work, Laundry Services and Home Care with the Swanson Center and we think her all time favorite was as a babysitter.
Dorothy accepted Christ at a young age. After moving to Michigan City she joined the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She later united with New Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor R. T. Shipp and then Pastor Eddie L. Jenkins and lastly under the leadership of Pastor Jacara Williams. When she was able she was an active member of New Hope’s Mothers Board and attended services regularly with her daughter Betty Jemison who was a faithful member and Betty served on numerous ministries until 2014.
Often referred to as “Dot”; Mother Dorothy Phillips enjoyed conversations with and about family. On any given day she would inquire about one of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces or nephews or even daughter-n-laws (whom she always corrected if we said daughter-in law and not daughter. Her children were the joy of her life and she surely missed her two daughters; Elmira and Betty, who were extremely close as was her mother Dennie, lovingly referred to as Gran. She didn’t mind letting you know that Archillis was her “Baby Boy” and Eddie was her “Big Boy”. She was a family kinda’ girl. One activity she really took pride in and enjoyed immensely was serving Christmas dinners during that season. She will be missed at family gatherings and if you did not want to hear the “real truth”, then you hadn’t better ask the question, because as most of us who knew her intimately knew to be prepared for her famous question, “Dot kept it real”.
Mother Dorothy Phillips leaves to cherish her memories her two sons, Eddie H. (Faye) Moore Jr. of Michigan City, Indiana and Archillis E. (Rita B.) Moore of Merrillville, Indiana; one brother, Robert “Bobby” (Ardrema) Bell and thirteen grandchildren, Marvin (Cheryl) Kelley, Shawn Kelley, Ricky Moore, Connie Moore, JaNese Moore, Jesse (Ramon) Jemison, Archell (Steven) Carter, Charlotte (Andre Sr.,) Harris, Tasha (Ken) Powell, Kimberly Jemison, Corey Moore, Travon Moore, step-grandson, Kenneth Willis and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grand children; one special Sister-in-Law, Theresa Thomas and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her New Hope family.
She was preceded in death by both parents, and her two precious daughters, Elmira and Betty and her grandson, James Moore as well as a God sister, Georgia Alexander and a special friend, Pastor Emeritus Hazel Williams.
Celebration of life will be 11am, Friday, September 11, 2020 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jacarra Williams to officiate. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Viewing will be 10am, Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Church until the time of service. The CDC guidelines are required with social distancing and facial masks are mandated to be worn.
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