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Dr. Mary Thornton Phillips


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Mary Thornton Phillips Obituary
July 9, 1932 - May 24, 2016 Dr. Mary Thornton Phillips died peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, in Los Angeles, California on May 24, 2016 at the age of 83. During a storied career in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Phillips championed quality education for all students. She retired to New Orleans in 2003 and, after Hurricane Katrina, moved to Los Angeles in 2005, where she resided with her children until her death. Dr. Phillips is survived by her four children, Gregory Phillips, Gerald Phillips, Jeffrey Phillips, and Jennifer Phillips Cook; and her sister Elizabeth T. Green. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 5276 Bullard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70128. Visitation begins at 9:30am; service at 11am. Professional arrangements entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, 7411 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70126; (504) 241-5556.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 1 to June 2, 2016
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