PHILLIPS, Miriam Ernestine (Faulcon) Passed away on December 22, 2009 at the age of 91. She was born in Haverhill, MA to the late William and Ermina (Coburn) Faulcon. She graduated from Haverhill High School and studied at the Wagner School of Art and Northeastern University. She earned a BA and MA from University of MA (Boston). She held positions at the Boston Navy Yard and the American Baptist Churches of MA. She was a founding member of the Medford NAACP, a former commissioner of Medford Housing Authority, and served on numerous boards including Andover Newton Theological School. She leaves to mourn her children, Peter and his wife Angela, Miriam, grandchildren Charlotte and Sophia, her cousins Pauline Pharr of NY, Betty Dyette of CT, Edward Johnston of MA and their families. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Rev Dr. Oscar Phillips and her brother William Faulcon. Services will be held on.Sat Jan, 2, 2010 at 930 am. at Shiloh Baptist Church, West Medford. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery. A.J. Spears Funeral Home Cambridge, MA 617-876-4047
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Sincere condolence to the family and to my cousin Josh (David Phillips) (V. Nicholson NY)
January 4, 2010
My deepest sympathies to the family of Miriam Phillips. Miriam was baptized as a believer at Calvary Baptist Church, Haverhill, Massachusetts, and it is on behalf of the church, and for my own friendship with her and her deceased husband, Rev. O.G.Phillips, that I remind you of the faith she professed and lived. She was a tireless worker for The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts (TABCOM) and it was in this work that I remember her well. Miriam and O. G. also made a point of visiting Calvary after leaving the pastorate at Shiloh. It was always a great treat to have them visit. During those early visits it was pointed out to me that a listing with a picture, of the original founders of Calvary in 1871 was done by Miriam as a young girl. Such is the wonderful connection with a wonderful person. We mourn but are blessed to have known her.
Rev. Dr. Gregory Thomas
January 3, 2010
My deepest sympathies to the family. Miriam was a wonderful caring woman. She often shared fascinating stories of Medford, her life with O.G. and their stories of the civil rights movement. She was always a pleasure to talk to.