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Phyllis (Jean Nelson) Eskridge

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Eskridge Phyllis (Jean Nelson) Eskridge, 84, born October 4, 1932, expired April 9, 2017. Phyllis was a resident of Columbus, OH, until she married John Eskridge, of Harriman, TN, in 1985. Phyllis lived a life of service wherever she resided. As a nurse, Phyllis always told her patients, "physicians and nurses have medical knowledge and technical skills, but it is God who heals." Phyllis was a friend to the friendless, compassionate, and loving to everyone. She was a faithful member of New Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ. Phyllis was preceded in death by her beloved husband John, her natural mother Velma Pollard Nelson, father and stepmother Joseph and Ruby Nelson, brother Bill Nelson, and her beloved Uncle Earl and Aunt Mary Nelson of Xenia, OH. She is survived by her four sons, Eugene (Sandy) Hawkins, Roderick (Linda) Hawkins, Cornell (Gail Weeber) Hawkins, and Jerald (Marie) Hawkins; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. Memorial Celebration 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where her family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the start of service. To express condolences to Phyllis' family and read her extended obituary, please visit her online memory book, www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 12, 2017
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