Cleady Viola Phillips

December 10, 1934April 20, 2018
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Cleady was born December 10, 1934 in Sand Creek, Oklahoma to Ernest & Verna Mosley. She was the fourth of six children and accepted Christ at an early age in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cleady was called home to be with her Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018. She attended Dunbar Elementary School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa and went on to Jarvis Christian College in Dallas, Texas where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Business. She moved to Seaside, California in 1954. Cleady met and married Less White Jr. in 1955 and to that union they had two daughters Regina (deceased) and Natalie. She then relocated back to Tulsa where she met Elmer Phillips and they both returned to Seaside. Elmer and Cleady married to that union they had four children, Renard (deceased), Michael, Valerie and Yolanda. Her esteemed Uncle, Rev. G.E. Ellis was the founder of Ocean View Baptist Church where she was a member of until her eternal rest. She worked at Fort Ord as a Civil Service worker in Procurement for over 30 years. She received numerous awards for her dedicated service until her retirement in 1992. She was a lifetime member of Eastern Star. She was involved with the Monterey Peninsula School District (MPUSD), NAACP and many other organizations throughout the Monterey Peninsula. She had a heart of gold, loved to travel and entertain, as well as welcomed everyone with a glowing smile. She was a woman of God and a beacon of encouragement to all who knew her. She leaves to cherish her memories, husband Elmer Phillips, sisters Christine Ellis-Terry of Seaside, CA; Velma Brown and Donna Mosley both of San Jose, CA; brother- in - law Elvin Phillips of Muskogee, OK. Children Natalie White of Atlanta, GA; Michael Phillips of Seaside, CA; Valerie Phillips of Marina, CA; Yolanda Choates of Marina CA and daughter- in -law Flo L. Robinson-Phillips of Seaside. Incredible grandchildren Jamar Phillips of Sacramento, Ca; Talisha Choates of Marina, CA; De’Andre Harris of San Jose, Ca; Tiffany Choates of Miami, FL; Michael Phillips Jr. of Boise, Id; Alexis Phillips of Lubbock, TX and Tyree Phillips of Seaside, CA. and 4 beautiful great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceeded in her death were her daughter Regina White, son Renard Phillips and grandson Dwayne Choates Jr. and her parents Ernest and Verna Mosley. Brother’s Claython Moseley and Ernest Moseley Jr.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Funeral Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cleady Viola Phillips

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Robert Mosley

May 2, 2018

The Family of Cleady Phillips. It seems there's very little Anyone can say or do To ease the loss of one who meant So very much to you....But may you find some comfort In the sorrow that you bear, Just knowing there are many hearts That understand and care.

Robert and Christine Mosley

Tanisha Bacon

May 1, 2018

Thinking of and praying for the family during this difficult time. Love, The Bacon, Henson and Craddock Families

Janet Davidson

April 29, 2018

Rest in Heaven Cousin Cleady, WOW, My most memorable memories are back home in OK. when you and family would come to Boley to visit, and we would come to Tulsa to visit. The love, the laughter, the hugs. I have those memories for life. You are not alone. You are now in heaven with all the families greatest people, and there are so many.
Your absence here will be lonely without seeing your beautiful face, your funny comments, and those tight hugs. The only peace we have is that you are suffering no more . You are loved by many.
RIH Cousin Cleady,
Cousin Naiome Janet Jones/Davidson