Glynda Mills Phillips, 74, of Johnsville, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Comanche.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 28th at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Calvin Warpula officiating. Burial will follow at Johnsville Cemetery. Visitation with the Phillips family will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday at Stephenville Funeral Home.
Glynda was born on August 6, 1946, in Stephenville to the late Marion L. “Tince” and Ima Christine Leatherman Mills. She married William Mack Phillips on September 20, 1963 in Glen Rose. Mack preceded her in death on September 9, 2005. Glynda attended public school in Stephenville. She was a member of the Johnsville Church of Christ, and a life long resident of Erath County. She and Mack owned and operated The Gentle Breeze trailer park for many years.
Glynda is survived by her daughter, Christy and husband Michael Williams; sons, Trey Tince Phillips, Tylan Mack Phillips, and Travis Frank and wife Roxanne Phillips; grandchildren, Glenn Phillips, Tori Ann Estrada, Austin Phillips, Tamara Simmons, Justin Phillips, Tanner Phillips, Kolbe Williams, Kirena Williams, Emily Williams, and Trevan Phillips; sister, Larinda and husband Eugene Ray; brothers, Benney Mills, Ricky and wife Michele Mills and Craig and wife Lavonne Mills; sisters-in-law, Mary Helen Smith and Glinda Phillips; numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews; many cousins and friends.
Besides her parents, and husband, Mack; Glynda was also preceded in death by a son, Troy Mack Phillips; nieces, Joni Stubbs and Christal Mills.
Glynda will be missed by so many people. We find comfort in knowing that she is now reunited with all of her loved ones that she has been missing for a very long time.
In lieu of flowers, Donations to the Humane Society in her name would be appreciated.
Glynda was such a loving person. She loved her family and friends so much. Her love for Mack was so strong that she chose to remain loyal and faithful to him even after his death 16 1/2 years ago. Glynda loved her children and knew just the right way of being there for each of their unique personalities. She loved her Grandchildren and thought they were one of the best things that ever happened to her. She got to have a hand in raising several of her grandkids and found great joy and satisfaction in doing so. Glynda knew how to bring out the best in everyone. Her loving, kind, nurturing way of living life drew children to her from a very young age. Glynda began teaching and raising kids starting with her younger siblings, moving on to her own children (and all the various friends they brought by), many Sunday school children, her grandchildren and eventually her great grandchildren. She set an example for all who loved her to follow. Glynda always tried to take the higher road and make the right choices.
As a Friend, Glynda would do anything to help just about anybody. She would go anywhere to help a friend or family member (and often, a complete stranger) who needed her help. Everybody knew that help from Glynda was just a phone call away and she was known to stay on the phone for 6 hours at a time.
Johnsville is where Glynda called home. Her heart was always in this little community. She spent many hours as a child on the banks of the little Duffau with her cousins and her older brother Benney. She loved walking across the road from Mamaw and Papaws to go to the Johnsville Church of Christ. Oh, how she loved her church and all the people there. Mack and Glynda decided to settle close to all these things she loved so much. Once they bought their home, started raising their children and living the life that she loved, Glynda felt that she was at the best place on earth.
Glynda had a soft spot for animals and for underdogs especially. She would take any animal that just needed that little extra love and care so that it had a chance. She would set her alarm clock and get up every 2 hours to bottle feed a baby something. She saved so many of these helpless creatures because she had the love and the knack for it. Glynda loved horses most of all. She loved their smell the most, but she always felt a connection with her horses.
Glynda was not afraid of hard work. She did all of the tedious chores on the farm, while Mack was at the paying jobs. She milked a cow twice a day and kept several families supplied in milk, cream and butter. She raised a garden, canned vegetables and shared her bounty with those around her. She raised chickens, pigs, rabbits and helped in feeding her family.
When Glynda’s health began to deteriorate, she chose to stay in her home and her community that she loved so much. Glynda endured a lot of hardships throughout her life and attributes being able to endure all of these to God. She had a good relationship with God and believed that he listened to her, took care of her, provided for her and answered her prayers.
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