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Margaret Phenix Reliford

by Minden Press-Herald


Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Phenix Reliford will be held Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church with Rev. Royal Scott officiating. Interment will follow at the Sheppard Street Cemetery.

Margaret Phenix Reliford began her journey through life April 12, 1929. She was born in Claiborne Parish to late Elijah Phenix Sr. and the late Marie Stephens Phenix.

Margaret acknowledged Christ at an early age at the Rocky Mount Baptist Church and later united with the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church. Under the leadership of Reverend Clarence O’Neal Bryant, she accepted the position of Deaconess. Margaret served faithfully until her illness.

She attended Webster High School and was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, William Chapter No. 173. Margaret was employed by Dr. Alan Cameron and Diane Cameron Whitlock as a housekeeper and caretaker for their three daughters: Christy, Ashley and Alexis. She was also employed by Bobby and Wanda McDonald, and continued to work for them until her health failed.
Maraget Phenix Reliford departed this earthly life for heavenly reward on Nov. 19. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Reliford, parents; son, Kenneth Wayne Phenix; three brothers; Arno Phenix, Elijah Phenix Jr. and Otis Phenix.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Doris Phenix of Minden and Mary Louise Bradford of Phoenix, Arizona; one son, Charles Ray Phenix of Minden; goddaughter, Ashli Phillips of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Massie Phenix Billard of Minden, Sarada Phenix Tigner of Seattle, Washington, and Shirley Hill (Tommy) of Glenn Heights, Texas; sister-in-law, Ethel Phenix of Minden; two brothers, Arthur Phenix and Jimmy Phenix, both of Minden; four grandchildren, Reverend Jacques Mitchell, LaKeitha Mitchell, Reginald, all of Minden and DeEryone Townsel of Shreveport; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 from noon to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary.

Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary of Minden (318) 377-0934. E-mailed condolences may be sent to: [email protected].

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