Mary Ellen


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Mary Ellen Phillips

Sep 02 1956 - Sep 20 2008

Mary Ellen Phillips, age 52, of Allen, Texas, passed away September 20, 2008. She was born September 2, 1956 in Clarksville, Texas to Joseph Jackson Love, Jr. and Joyce Imajean Robertson Love. On May 31, 1983 she married Thomas L. Phillips in Dallas, Texas. Mary grew up in Garland where she graduated from South Garland High School. She received her bachelor of science in Geology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Mary was an innovative cook, avid traveler, film lover, and devoted mother and wife. She is survived by her husband, Tom Phillips of Plano, Texas; sons, Myron Pickens, IV and Joseph Pickens both of Garland, Texas; daughters, Christina Phillips and Lauren Phillips both of Plano, Texas; mother, Joyce Ralston of Temple, Texas; sister, Donna Henslee and husband, Ernie of Avery, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Love, Jr. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 26, 2008 at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.
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