Susan Mercedes Phillips, age 65 went to be with her Lord on May 26, 2014 at her North Shore home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born June 12, 1948 in Houston, Texas to Thomas and LaVerne Meehan. A long-time resident of North Shore, Susan was an active member of the Scarlets, graduating NSSH in 1967. Always involved in her churches, Susan was a dedicated volunteer with many ministries, especially those involving children and youth.
Susan was preceded in death by her son James Carpenter, her father Thomas Meehan, her brother Jimmy Meehan, and sister LaVerne Price. Susan is survived by her beloved husband Herman Phillips of Houston, TX; her mother LaVerne Greer of Pasadena, TX; her daughter Lisa Jeffcoat and husband Tracy of Humble, TX; son Doug Carpenter and girlfriend Cathy Hurt of Houston, TX; sister Gayle Jones and husband Kyle of Hendersonville, TN; grandson Christopher Carpenter of Splendora, TX; granddaughter Kayley Jefffcoat of Humble, TX; grandson Tyler Jeffcoat of Humble, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. Susan is also survived by a wealth of friends, including her church families. She loved meeting people; never met a stranger; and chose every opportunity to speak intimately to people about her love of life and especially her love of the Lord. Always steadfast in her faith, Susan chose to turn every one of her life tests into amazing testimonies which she loved sharing. She loved her husband Herman dearly and her world revolved around him and her grandchildren. Visitation will begin Thursday,May 29,2014 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Blackwell & Vazquez Woodforest Funeral Home Main Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday May 30, 2014 at 10:00am at New Life Assembly located across the street from the funeral home at 749 Uvalde Rd. Houston, Texas 77015. Interment will follow in Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery 8624 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521