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Phyllis Wilson Mobley, 1939 – 2020



Phyllis Wilson Mobley, 81, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.

Phyllis was born June 24, 1939, in Yazoo City, Mississippi. She graduated from Carr Central High School in 1957. After graduating high school she married Luke Mobley, and they moved to Hattiesburg where Luke attended University of Southern Mississippi. Phyllis held several different professions but what she loved most was owning her day care, where she raised many children in Vicksburg. Phyllis also left her mark on downtown Vicksburg with the “Turkey Supreme.”

Phyllis spent her life serving The Lord in all aspects of the church, but she had a special calling for children’s ministry. She served as a Sunday School teacher, puppet ministry director, children’s choir director, and in recent years she was a part of The Good News Club. She touched many lives through her service in the children’s ministry. Phyllis was an active member of the Steele Magnolias of Bovina Baptist church.

Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family and loved being a part of her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives. She is better known as Gammie or Meme to the family. Gammie was always excited to attend sporting events, choir concerts and other activities that the kids were involved in. She loved having girls’ nights and getting together as often as possible. She was the life of the party, and you were guaranteed to laugh hearing one of her wonderful stories.

Phyllis was proceeded in death by her parents, Pete and Louise Wilson, and her husband, Luther Edwin Mobley Jr.

Phyllis is survived by her four children Nancy Melancon (Ray), Geni Fulcher (Bill), Luther E Mobley, III (Adrienne) of Laurel and Allyson Collins (Bryan) of Clinton; her 10 grandchildren Desi Melancon Goodson, Emily Melancon Muirhead, Anna Melancon Tillotson, Ryan Adam Fulcher, Ansley Fulcher Hinton, Zac Collins, Abi Collins, Megan Collins, Trip Mobley and Gage Mobley; nine great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Martha Mobley; one niece, Terry Brumfield; and one nephew, Bill Mobley Jr.

The service will be held at Bovina Baptist Church Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m., with the Rev Dwight Sibley, Rev. Kent Campbell and Rev Brian Parker. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Adam Fulcher, Bill Mobley Jr., Casey Clark, Dan Muirhead, John Hinton, Neil Tillotson and Zac Collins. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons Trip Mobley and Gage Mobley.

The family would like to thank Claudette King for her dedication to Phyllis and the family.

Memorials can be made to the children’s ministry of Bovina Baptist church and the Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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