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Bailey Memorial

6701 West Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL

OBITUARY

Phylis Ruth Pershad

June 19, 1946March 17, 2020
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Phylis Ruth Pershad, 73, of Port Charlotte, has joined our loving Creator at 8:35 PM, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at The Vitas in Sunrise, Florida. She was born June 19, 1946, in Kingston, Jamaica, to Henry and Agatha James. She was the fifth child of the six children from that union.

Phylis migrated to the United States in 1976 and settled in New York working as a housekeeper. After successfully bringing all of her children to America for better opportunities, she moved her family to Hartford when she was offered an administrative opportunity at Aetna. She then moved to Boston where she entered the field of elderly care where she found her calling. She had a passion for caring for the elderly and stayed in that field until she retired in Port Charlotte, FL. She was known as one of the best cooks and cherished the time spent with her family and closest friends who all called her Ma or Big Phil.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Mark Grant, Janice Bowen, Janet James, Ferdinand Golding, Gary Pershad, Terence Pershad and Leanna Chin; Son-in-Law: Sedrick Chin; Daughter-in-Laws: Andrea Golding and Blessed Pershad; Grandchildren: Sandra Grant, Mark Grant, Ezekiel Grant, Tashawna Martin, Andre James, Desarae Thomas, Fernique Golding, Olivia Golding, Kito Golding, Malachi Golding, Gary Amani Pershad, Camella Pershad, Christian Chin and Camryn Chin; Great-grandchildren: Joshua Whyte, Anna Grant, Ali Holland, David Holland, Apple Holland and Gabriel Holland; Great-great-grandchild: Emmanuel Whyte; She also leaves behind a host of extended family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 28, 2020

Memories

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Gary Pershad

March 28, 2020

Grandma and her "Grand Man" ❤

Linda Effiong

March 27, 2020

The first time I met Ma Phyllis was on a Miami trip with with Leanna and lisa. She was in the area and wanted to stop by to say hi. Not only did she stop by, but she brought us some salt fish. That was the day I knew I loved her. She’s so strong, full of swag, full of grace and loving. I loved being around her any time I visited Leanna. She treated me like her daughter. She always made me laugh because she blunt, yet harmless; I loved her honesty. I will truly miss her and I know she’ll be enjoying her Nigerian praise and worship music resting in the bosom of the Almighty. Rest In Peace Ma, ill love you forever

Chris & Lisa Grant

March 27, 2020

Ma Phyllis - we love you and miss you already. We won’t compete with the angels because we know you are in a better place and we will reunite again in God’s glory. You were a tremendous human being and a great mother to so many, including me and Chris. Among the fondest memories of you are: that time you dropped Leanna off at college in the Oldsmobile town car, or when we drove with you in the same Oldsmobile to Foxwoods Casino. Of the memories we will retain, cherish and continue to aspire to, none are more important than the example you set of showing unconditional compassion and love to everyone, strangers and family alike. We love you Ma. Rest In Peace.

Michele Chin

March 27, 2020

With our hearts heavy and very saddened once we learned you received your wings. Many memories you’ve left for your family and loved one’s to carry on. Sleep in God’s tender arms. We will continue to keep your family in comfort, prayer and support. No more pain or suffering you will be missed. Rest in heaven Big Phil.


Love,
The Chin Family

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Biography

Phylis Ruth Pershad, 73, of Port Charlotte, has joined our loving Creator at 8:35 PM, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at The Vitas in Sunrise, Florida. She was born June 19, 1946, in Kingston, Jamaica, to Henry and Agatha James. She was the fifth child of the six children from that union.

Phylis migrated to the United States in 1976 and settled in New York working as a housekeeper. After successfully bringing all of her children to America for better opportunities, she moved her family to Hartford when she was offered an administrative opportunity at Aetna. She then moved to Boston where she entered the field of elderly care where she found her calling. She had a passion for caring for the elderly and stayed in that field until she retired in Port Charlotte, FL. She was known as one of the best cooks and cherished the time spent with her family and closest friends who all called her Ma or Big Phil.