Phyllis Lapsley

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 18, 2017

On September 2, 1977, a star was born named
Phyllis Saroya Lapsley to Thomas and Wanda
Lapsley. Phyllis accepted Christ at an early age as a member of Johnson Temple Church of God
and Christ. She was free-spirited, witty, and compassionate. She always knew how to
those around her laugh. After being diagnosed in 2007 with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,
Phyllis made it a point to witness to others fighting the fight against cancer.

She, being the fighter that she
was, did not let her diagnosis defeat her. Phyllis went on to obtain a Bachelor’s
of Science degree in Social Science and a minor in Psychology.

She leaves to cherish her memory – her father and mother, Thomas and
Wanda Lapsley
Sisters: Laressa Gill and husband Anthony and Shana Piper and husband James
Brother: Thomas “June” Lapsley Jr.
Grandmother: Thelma Young
Uncles: Searcy Lapsley, Felix Wilkens, Henry Riggins,
Hardy Woods, Alan Bryant, Stanley
Bryant, Apostle Sherman Young, David Bryant, and Carnell Harris
Aunts: Clara Walton and husband Doug, Mary Alice Hill and husband Otis, Oris Jean Jackson,
and Bobbie Jean Horton
A host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services for Ms. Lapsley will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1210 Mw Harrison St.
Leesville, LA, with Superintendent Maurice
Johnson officiating under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. Burial will follow in
Leesville Memorial Cemetery.
Words of comfort and encouragement for Phyllis’s family
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