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
Published by Boston Globe on Jan. 1, 2010.