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Bertha Delray Phillips

Originally published: Nov. 28, 2012
Last modified: Nov. 28, 2012

Bertha Delray Ashley Phillips, 90, passed away on Monday, Nov, 26, 2012, at Margate Health & Rehab Center after many years of declining health. She was born on April 27, 1922, the seventh of 12 children born to Charlie and Lula Roten Ashley. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Sarah Lopez, six brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Phillips retired after many years as waitress and hostess at the Domino Restaurant in College Park, Md. Her pies, cakes and fudge were famous to several generations. She possessed the rare quality of having a servant's heart exemplified in her love and care for family and friends.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by one daughter, Jakolia "Cookie" Parsons and husband, Jim, of Lansing; one son, Harold Dean Ashley and wife, Monica, of North East, Md.; two sisters, Edna Ashley of Jefferson and Mary Nell Osborne of Lansing; two sisters-in-law, Leona Phillips Price and Ina Jean Ashley, both of West Jefferson; son-in-law, Joe Lopez of Satelite Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Emily Parsons of Warrensville, John Parsons of West Jefferson, Greg Ashley of Jefferson, Joe Lopez of Livermore, Calif., Mark Lopez of Leola, Pa., and Kevin Lopez of Manasquan, N.J.; also surviving are two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be  held at 12 p.m. Thursday at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Officiating was Pastor Jeff Brown and Pastor Eric Caudill. Burial will follow in the Jones-Ashley Cemetery in Clifton. Emmanuel Baptist Church hosted the family for dinner and fellowship immediately following.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist World Missions, P.O. Box 1028, Deep Ford Road, Lansing, NC 28643. Friends and family may call at the home of her daughter, Cookie Parsons, 563 Piney Creek Road, Lansing, NC at any time.
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Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Phillips' arrangements.
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