OBITUARY

Eloise Hemphill

November 5, 1925March 26, 2019
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Eloise Hemphill was born in Cushing, Oklahoma on November 5, 1925 to Hugh and Elnetta Muck. She entered Heaven's gates on March 26, 2019.

Eloise was the youngest of five children and attended Booker T. Washington High School, from which she graduated in 1943. She met and married Leroy Hemphill and matriculated at Langston University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later obtained her Master's Degree from Oklahoma State University. A very dedicated professor, Eloise worked tirelessly with her students to help as many as she could graduate, as education was her passion and purpose in life. She began her career in the Business Office at Langston and later taught at Langston for 38 years and touched hundreds of lives and encouraged her students to pursue their dreams. She sponsored the FBLA (Phi Beta Lambda) and also was a college advisor.

Eloise accepted Christ as a young child and was a faithful servant. She attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was the financial secretary for over 40 years. She also acted as the pianist for some time and was extensively involved with the children and directed church plays and faithfully attended Sunday School. She was also an Eastern Star, as her husband, Leroy, was a Mason. Eloise truly had a servant's heart. She was everyone's "mother" and started as such as a teenager when she helped raise her nieces. She helped raise her grandchildren and always made sure the "grands" had something for Christmas. She accepted anyone as her child and encouraged everyone to get an education. She was the epitome of strength and love.

Despite her hectic schedule of work and serving the church, Eloise made time for family and made sure the family had a family vacation each summer.

Eloise was strong-willed, intelligent, feisty, independent, and private. She had a huge heart, a great sense of humor and was very generous. She always wanted to help others but rarely asked for any help. She always had a joke, or something smart to say, but would always make everyone laugh. She was also tough and to the point. She was a woman of integrity and was well respected by everyone she encountered. One of her favorite past times was reading and reciting poetry. In her latter years, she became the church "Mother" and always had a poem or inspirational reading for the church. God has smiled on his faithful servant.

Eloise is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Hemphill and her siblings: Raymond Muck, Clarence Muck, Hugh Muck Jr., and DeEtta Tucker.

She is survived by her children: Doug Hemphill, Lisa Hemphill, Betty Williams; her niece Charlesetta Swain, great nephews, Kevin Cain and Melvin Cain; grandchildren: Doug Hemphill Jr., Davion Hemphill and his wife, Paris, Antonio Hemphill and his wife, KaRen, Cameron Hemphill and his wife, Grace, Tiara Hinton, Courtney Johnson and her husband, Samaar, Jasmine Williams; great-grandchildren: Kovan Hemphill, Tashira Hemphill, Jasmine Hemphill, Kyson Hemphill, Karson Hemphill, Gabrielle Hemphill, Adian Hemphill, Asia Hemphill, T.J. Hinton, Thunder Hinton, adoptive sister Sarah McKinney, adoptive daughter Linda Williams, and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

To all of those who checked on mom, asked about her, provided support to her and prayed for her, the family extends its gratitude. We also thank all of those who are providing emotional support during this difficult time.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
REMEMBERING

Eloise Hemphill

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Philippa Tibbs Ellis

April 20, 2019

Mrs. Hemphill was wonderful to us as students at Langston University. She will be remembered as a mother figure for so many of us. She always greeted us with a smile and will be remembered as our kind-hearted and sweet Mrs. Hemphill. My prayers are with the entire Hemphill family. May you find strength during this time and always. (LU Class of 1985).

Regina Small

March 31, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Hemphill Family. L's Up!

Raylon Haley

March 31, 2019

Thank you Mrs. Hemphill for being a great teacher for me at Langston University and the epitome of being a parent to so many of us that were far from home and needed potential life-changing advice. Well done good and faithful servant. You fought a good fight. RIH

Lisa Scott

March 30, 2019

Mrs. Hemphill thank you for being so kind and caring to me.

Lisa Scott
Class of 1981

Maria Bias aka Annetta Fields

March 30, 2019

I will always remember this beautiful lady that was always full of dignity, class, and grace. Doug and Lisa were great friends but Mrs. Hemphill was like our mom away from home. She always gave us encouragement to do our best. I always looked up to her and loved it the way she called my name. Glad to have been able to follow her these last few years thru Doug. May God’s Peace be with you all. Love you all.

William Douglas Phillips

March 30, 2019

Thank you for all of your inspiration as a college professor to a very young and extremely great full student, Ms. Hemphill brought the best out in me by challenging us to accept nothing less than our best, and for that I was made better....!!
Thank you for you life’s lessons, because they served me well..!!

Doug Phillips

Katherine Savage

March 30, 2019

We Love You And Will Miss You!! Tell Granny Glass Hello For Us!!
Will Always Remember To Get A Pop Out The IceBox, As You Would Always Insist. R.I.H. Mrs Hemphill
Love Marlyne, Kathy and Vonnie

Deborah Matthews

March 30, 2019

THANK YOU Mrs. Hemphill for your unconditional love and passion for all to do our purpose in life.

Deborah Matthews
Langston University
class of 1985

Cameron Hemphill

March 30, 2019

Cameron and Mary Hemphill

March 29, 2019

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