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- Published on 13 July 2011
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Funeral services for Peggy Pearl Gadlin Phillips, age 67 of Dallas were at 1 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2011 at Denton Baptist Church in Mount Vernon with Rev. B. R. Hargest and Rev. W. G. Lacey officiating. Burial was in Denton Cemetery.
Ms. Gadlin was born on June 24, 1944 to Felmon U. Gadlin and Nena Lillian Sims Gadlin in Mount Vernon. She began her education in the Mount Vernon Public School system, and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Mount Pleasant. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Bishop College, and later attended Texas Women’s University in Denton, where she earned her master’s degree in education.
She was a master educator for the Dallas Independent School District for 38 years. She enjoyed teaching and guiding the children she taught. She was a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Dallas. She enjoyed reading, following high school and professional sports, playing the piano and listening to Gospel music.
She died Sunday, July 3 at Baylor Medical Center - Dallas.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Nena Cherise and Roderick Graves of Katy and Lisa Chanette and Creston Whitaker of Duncanville; one grandson and many other family members and friends.
Pallbearers were Michael Hickey, Sr., Barlos Sims, Creston Whitaker, II, Eddie Evans, Derek Harrison, Sr. and Manly Sims. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Sims, Julius Watson, Manly Sims, Noel Williams, Leon Lavely, Jr., James Black, Deacons of Denton Baptist Church, and Deacons of Metropolitan Baptist Church.