OBITUARY

Felix Mustipher

April 14, 1942June 3, 2019

Mr. Felix Mantilla Mustipher the tenth child of the late John and Lula Mustpher was born in Colleton County, SC on April 14, 1942.

After completing his high school education, he relocated to Brooklyn, New York where he continued his education at Brooklyn College. While there, he obtained a license in extermination. With this license, he became an exterminator for twenty years. He also worked for the New York City Department of Human Resources for thirty-two years.

In 1983, while in Brooklyn, he joined the Men’s Ministry of St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood.

In 1975, Felix joined Modern Free Masonry. He was a Mason for over forty years. He belonged to Ulysses Brown Lodge #167 and Luxor Grand Lodge #144 to name a few. He rose to the ranks of Grand Inspector General 33 and last degree in January 2001. In 2002, he joined Wiseman Lodge #311 in Raleigh.

His favorite pastime was watching sports, and his favorite teams were the New York Mets and the New York Knicks. Felix also enjoyed spending his time walking.

After retiring from the New York City Department of Human Resources in 2001, he relocated to Clayton, North Carolina. In 2002, he joined First Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Blanzie Williams. Under the leadership of Minister Dr. Lacy E. Simpson, he held the positions of trustee and Lead Adjutant and Men’s choir (Men of Praise). He attended and enjoyed mid-day Bible study on Wednesdays, he loved to fellowship with the Levis’s.

Felix’s, better known as “Phil” by family and friends, generosity extended more than just to his family, but also went to friends. When you needed Phil he was there. He was a faithful member of the church until his health failed. Felix’s favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13- “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and Second Timothy 1-7 “For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love & self-control”.

Everyone that knew Felix can attest that he was a loving and caring man. He was always there when you needed him. He loved to travel the world with his wife, Dora. The most important places being Hawaii and cruises to the Caribbean. He loved the beaches and learning the history of the islands. Felix leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 46 years, Dora Mustipher; son, Victor Mustipher and Doris of Brooklyn, New York; two granddaughters, Kayla and Kiani Mustipher of Springfield Gardens, New York; one brother, Samuel Mustipher and Kitty of Miami, FL; one goddaughter, Charlene Turner of Charlotte, NC; one godson, Deandre Grant of Walterboro, SC; his second family The Murdocks - Cheryl, Vincent, Mimi, and Patrick of Dacula, GA; in-laws - Ruthie & Shelton Eason of Clayton, NC; Owen & Margie Turner of Smithfield, NC; Melva & Robert Moses of Jamaica, NY; James Edward Sanders of Selma, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Special Thanks to Rev. Elmo Vance and FMB Church family and Dr. Lacy Simpson, Belinda and Ronnie White of Selma, NC, Linda and George Singletary of Clayton, NC, Connie Mustipher of Florida, Teresa Mustipher of South Carolina, Belle Mays of South Carolina, Anthony Pencile and Nikole of Arizona, Ruthie and Remi Bello of New Jersey, Sarah and James Williams of South Carolina, Karen Shepard of New York, Dr. Ruffin Turner of Raleigh, NC and Shanquatte Moore of Clayton, NC.

The family would like to express a huge thank you to The Johnston Health Home Care and Hospice Management Team, Dr. Dennis Koffer, Chaplain Higginson, Pam, Heidi, Kim, Mary, Sharyn, Joan; hospice volunteers and home Attendants, Marlene, Tina, Margie and Martha and neighbors, Mr. Kenneth Johnson, Corliss Jones, Eric & Diane’s.

When I looked at you, I didn’t just see my father, I saw a Black Man Who was proud Of his heritage, Who lived his life With humor, Strength, And integrity- A man who sought his dreams, Walked his talk, And made his family A priority. Since you’ll never be forgotten I pledge to you today a hallowed place within my heart is where you’ll always stay. Your son - Victor Mantilla Mustipher

We do not lose the ones we love… They only go before, Where there is everlasting life… Where sorrow is no more. There the soul will always live… And peace is everywhere… We do not lose the one we love… God takes them in His Care. -Anonymous-

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Eric and Diane Battles

June 8, 2019

Dear Dora,
Even though we haven't been your neighbors for very long, we feel as though we've known you for years. We count ourselves so very fortunate to know you and wish you our sincerest condolences for your loss. May the Lord Bless and Keep you and Felix. May He make His Face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the souls of the Faithful Departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. With great care and affection, Eric and Diane

Monique Moses

June 8, 2019

To Aunt Dora and Family,

Our prayers and love are with you. May God continue to give you peace and comfort.

Nadine Sabrina Pressley-Stephens

June 7, 2019

Dora, take comfort in knowing that "Phil" is now peacefully resting with no more discomfort.
To the entire Mustipher family, our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy ,
Sabrina and family

May tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought,
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought...
For time and space can never divide,
Or keep your loved one from your side.
When memory paints in colors true,
the happy hours that belonged to you."
--Helen Steiner Rice

Belynda Revis

June 7, 2019

Prayers from The Revis family (James, Belynda and Jada). Thinking of you cousin Dora, prayers and hugs ♥️ It is indeed a blessing to have known such a distinguished gentleman as Phil! May God be with you to comfort and strengthen you and the rest of the family!

Natasha Moses

June 6, 2019

My condolences to you aunt Dora and cousin Victor . Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you both .
We love you .....
Natasha & Dontay

Andre’ & Natalya Moses

June 6, 2019

May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss.
We love you Aunt Dora & Victor

Alecia Fennell

June 6, 2019

My prayers to you and the family. Phil was a sweet and always smiling person. He always told me to stay with NYC and pay my dues. If there anything you need Dora call me.

Georgia Mustipher-Middleton

June 5, 2019

Aunt Dora and Cousin Victor, we know your hearts are sadden today but we also know that Uncle Phil is in a better place. Thank you both for taking such great care of our uncle. We know it was not always ease but you both did it out love and uncle knew it as well. He has always been there for us especially since daddy died. We left us with so many good memories. I remember when he retired and moved to North Carolina aunt Dora he was so happy he kept telling me that I too will get to retire some day just keep on working and living my day will come. Will I am still looking forward to that day!!!

Uncle Phil was one in a million, love him to life and was blessed to see that he lived a Godly life. Family was so important to Uncle Phil, gone but will live on in our hearts.

Georgia Mustipher-Middleton

Robert Moses

June 5, 2019

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO DORA,VICTOR AND THE FAMILT PHIP WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH HIM SHARING HIS WISDOM WITH ME. MAY HE FOREVER S.I.P.

Anon ymous

June 5, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY