Phyllis C. Whales

March 23, 1957April 24, 2021

Phyllis C. Whales, the daughter of Annette Lathan was born March 23, 1957 in Pioneer, Louisiana. Unknown to many Phyllis was born with a heart disorder and life expectancy not to surpass the age of 10 however, God had other plans. A graduate of Clark High School, Phyllis went on to work at Aetna Life Insurance until the company relocated. Phyllis accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She joined and was baptized at Pilgrim Rest MBC in December of 1983. Phyllis was dedicated to the mission of educating, evangelizing and encouraging others to advance in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. She loved her church family and showed it by being an active member regularly attending and teaching Sunday School and VBS, Director/Teacher of Youth Department – Red Circle & Sunshine Bank, Member of the City-Wide Usher Board, Secretary of the Sr. Usher Board and Mission- Naomi Circle.

Phyllis was an avid competitor and a true kid at heart. She participated in bowling, loved a great Laker game and was able to attend her 1st 49ers football game. She did not miss a Ringling Brother Circus, but her favorite pastime was a great Scrabble and Taboo board game. Phyllis did not limit herself due to her medical condition, flying from the west coast to the east coast visiting and vacationing with family; to cruising the Pacific Ocean, kayaking in the marina and Jet Skiing in Cabo, Mexico.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her sister, Edith Loletha Whales. She leaves to cherish her memories, mother, Annette Lathan; brothers Pierre Whales and Tyrone Lathan; sister, Regina Poole. She will be missed by many surviving loved ones to include children she helped nurture, nieces, nephews and her Sunday School students.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family strongly encourages friends to attend the viewing on May 13th as the service at the church on May 14th will have capacity limits. Family is encouraged to wear shades of blue and arrive for the processional into the church service by 10:40am on May 14th.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 14, 2021


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Akilah Jones

May 16, 2021

You're home with the lord now. You were put on earth to do his work and you did a great Job at it. Thank you for taking me to church with you every chance you got when I was a kid. Thank you for being there for me. You will be missed greatly. Now you may rest and let the lord continue to bless you in heaven.

Darlene Beavers

May 9, 2021

Hello My brother Tyrone and Family, much love to all of you. The loss of a love one is never easy but with God’s help you can bare it. Truly Phyllis will be greatly missed. We loved Phyllis dearly. If you need us with God’s help we will do our best. Remember when circumstances become unbearable God is faithful to supply you that are faithful all the help, love and strength to endure all hardships you may encounter. Romans 8:9 says this “Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Love Minister Beavers and Family.

Andrea Williams

May 4, 2021

Faithfulness is what I saw in Phyllis as a church usher. When I would see Phyllis at various Las Vegas churches whatever the occasion, she was always pleasant and willing to assist. It was obvious her dedication to the Lord, the church family and most definitely her own family. There was something special about Phyllis and I am sure it was her light shinning before us whereby we saw her good works while she was glorifying her Father in heaven (Matthew 5:15). Phyllis has received her crown and now walking around heaven praising God. Phyllis will be dearly missed. Our prayers and deepest sympathy and to the family. Andrea and Deacon Marvin Williams.

Patricia Irving

April 30, 2021

To the family I send my most sincere condolences to everyone, I’m so sorry. I pray the God comfort your hearts may Phyllis rest in eternity with our savior.....ever time I saw her she was always so loving every-single-time. I will never forget her guys have a special Angel watching over you. Love you guys “Tricia Irving”

Ashotta Hollingsworth

April 30, 2021

Gone but never forgotten. You were the heart of the family, and we will always honor what you represented. We love you auntie.

Keshia Winslow

April 28, 2021

Norma Porter

April 27, 2021

My name is Norma and I want to share a few memories about my cousin Phyllis C. Whales. I liked to refer to her as Dr. Phil or Phylco and she called me Boo, my childhood nickname. Phyllis may have been small in stature, but she was a strong lady and spoke her truth whenever and wherever necessary.
Phyllis fought a good fight from the moment she was born and when man/medical practitioners said she probably wouldn’t live past ten (10) years old the almighty God said no I have other plans and purposes for Phyllis.
My cousin went on to live a full and fruitful life. I will miss her dearly because she has been an integral part of this family. I considered her a family historian of sorts. She had the memory of an elephant and remembered numerous family members birthdays etc. She was Family Reunion Committee Treasurer as far back as I can remember. I could go on and on about my cousin, but what I will say in closing is that while I am sad to see her go. I know that she had grown tired and God saw that too and beckoned her home to rest all brand new, free of pain and suffering.
I will cherish the many memories always. Rest in Power Phylco. Norma and Ken Porter and Family 🙏🏾🥰

Brenda Webb

April 27, 2021

May God continue to give the family strength to carry on we may not be blood but the 50 plus years we shared makes us family I loved Phyllis spirit she severed the Lord to the end I know there's no doubt she's sitting at the right hand of God she would give you the shirt off her back when Phyllis was born man said no but God 63years rest on my sister ill see you if God say the same I love you Brenda Webb and Family

patricia snowden

April 27, 2021

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord🙏🏿
Servant well done you fought a good fight you won the battle you are home with the Lord now you will be missed by so many.