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Martha Jane Phillips, 75, of 738 Holiday Island Rd., Hertford, died in Hertford, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Missionary Church, Hertford, Jan. 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. with Ms. Margaret Dance as Eulogist and Rev. Johnathan Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Roadside Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Stallings Hertford Chapel, Hertford, is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Phillips was a member of St. Paul's A.M.E. Zion Church. She went home on her father's birthday.
Ms. Phillips was the daughter of the late Edmond James Spivey and the late Martha Lee Forehand.
She is survived by a daughter, Vanessa Galbadale Phillips; son, Howard Preston Ervin; and adopted sons, Patrick Robinson and Robert Jackson; sisters, Audrey (Pig) Jenkins, Westbury, N.Y., Unice Lindsey, and Arsena Tyree, of Philadelphia; brothers, David (Uncle Buddy) Spivey, of Philadelphia and Antonio Spivey of Las Vegas; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by brother, Edward (Buster) Forehand; sisters, Patrice (Pat) Spivey and Debra and Dorthea (twin sister) Spivey and Marie (Rie) Winslow.
Stallings Memorial Chapel - Hertford
307 S. Church St. Hertford, NC 27944
Published in The Daily Advance on Jan. 9, 2014