In memory of
Donna Foster Phillips
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In memory of
Donna Foster Phillips
Donna Foster Phillips, 68, of Homewood went home to be with Jesus on May 29, 2019. Donna never complained about the difficulties she faced during the last eight years. She was courageous and brave as she battled against the effects of Parkinson's disease on her movement, memory, and communication. Her homecoming will be shared by those that have gone before her, parents Hendon G. and Leona Pete Foster and her sister, Judi Thomason. She is survived by her husband Daniel and son Foster (Janet) and her three grandchildren Foster, Oliver, and Joy. Donna was born on March 28, 1951. She grew up in Hueytown and attended school in Bessemer. She was a Majorette for the Bessemer Purple Tigers. While at Auburn University, she was a member of the Phi Mu fraternity. She and Danny were married their senior year in 1972 and always had a project or two underway for 46 years. After graduating from Auburn, she completed her Medical Technology training at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN. God blessed us with the best wife, mother, and grandmother. Donna was a kind, creative person always looking to help others. She was always making things, teaching herself and others along the way - sewing, quilting, knitting, needlework, counted cross stitch, pleating and smocking, pottery, stain glass, baking, chair caning, magnets. She taught herself how to play the violin to help Foster learn. She was a great teacher. She was extremely bright and a very encouraging person. She believed that if something was worth doing, it should be done right, while realizing that something did not have to be perfect to be good. She was always trying to help people become better, but never making them feel they weren't. She loved Auburn and enjoyed living there. The last couple of years she would ask every day, "Does Auburn play today " She loved to fish. She loved her family, she loved church and would often ask, "Can we go to church today " even when she couldn't, and she loved the Lord. We will miss her so very much, but know she is in a far better place. She's finally home. A service celebrating her life will be held at Trinity UMC in Homewood on Monday, June 3 at 1:00. Prior to the service, visitation will begin at 11:30 in the church parlor. Following the service, burial will take place at Valhalla Cemetery. Donations may be made in Donna's name to the Auburn-Opelika Parkinson's Support Group or the Care Team Ministry at Trinity UMC. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at SouthernCare New Beacon Home Health Hospice.
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In memory of
Donna Foster Phillips
Donna Foster Phillips, 68, of Homewood went home to be with Jesus on May 29, 2019. Donna never complained about the difficulties she faced during the last eight years. She was courageous and brave as she battled against the effects of Parkinson's disease on her movement, memory, and communication. Her homecoming will be shared by those that have gone before her, parents Hendon G. and Leona Pete Foster and her sister, Judi Thomason. She is survived by her husband Daniel and son Foster (Janet) and her three grandchildren Foster, Oliver, and Joy. Donna was born on March 28, 1951. She grew up in Hueytown and attended school in Bessemer. She was a Majorette for the Bessemer Purple Tigers. While at Auburn University, she was a member of the Phi Mu fraternity. She and Danny were married their senior year in 1972 and always had a project or two underway for 46 years. After graduating from Auburn, she completed her Medical Technology training at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN. God blessed us with the best wife, mother, and grandmother. Donna was a kind, creative person always looking to help others. She was always making things, teaching herself and others along the way - sewing, quilting, knitting, needlework, counted cross stitch, pleating and smocking, pottery, stain glass, baking, chair caning, magnets. She taught herself how to play the violin to help Foster learn. She was a great teacher. She was extremely bright and a very encouraging person. She believed that if something was worth doing, it should be done right, while realizing that something did not have to be perfect to be good. She was always trying to help people become better, but never making them feel they weren't. She loved Auburn and enjoyed living there. The last couple of years she would ask every day, "Does Auburn play today " She loved to fish. She loved her family, she loved church and would often ask, "Can we go to church today " even when she couldn't, and she loved the Lord. We will miss her so very much, but know she is in a far better place. She's finally home. A service celebrating her life will be held at Trinity UMC in Homewood on Monday, June 3 at 1:00. Prior to the service, visitation will begin at 11:30 in the church parlor. Following the service, burial will take place at Valhalla Cemetery. Donations may be made in Donna's name to the Auburn-Opelika Parkinson's Support Group or the Care Team Ministry at Trinity UMC. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at SouthernCare New Beacon Home Health Hospice.
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Valhalla Funeral Home - Midfield
5317 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
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