Helen Gordon Phillips
March 20, 1919 ~ February 16, 2010
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Helen Gordon Phillips, 90, of 118 Pennsylvania Avenue, went to be with her Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Helen was born in Winchester, TN, and was a daughter of the late Rev. Bascombe S. and Nannie Patrick Hensley. She was married to the Rev. Albert Franklin "Flash" Gordon, who died in 1959, and Walter B. Phillips, who died in 2004. She was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Martha H. Rue, Jean H. Stanford, Bascombe S. "Sim" Hensley, Jr., Maxwell C. Hensley and Madeline "Betty" H. Arrowood. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served in the choir and was a member of the Sprinkle Sunday School Class. She taught in NC public schools for more than 30 years and was a long time member of the Alpha Fidelis Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Helen "Merry" Gordon of Fletcher and Patricia Lea "Tricia" Gordon of Winston-Salem; a son, the Rev. Albert Franklin "Frank" Gordon, Jr., and his wife, the Rev. Mary B. Gordon, of Candler; grandchildren, Hannah Gordon Randall and her husband, Josh, of Baltimore, MD, and Sarah Gordon Mack and her husband, Adam, of Durham: great grandchildren, Gideon, John Wesley, and Gabriel Randall; and a step-grandson, Dave Phillips and his wife, José, and their two sons, Sebastian and Makenzie. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney H. Hagans, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Bull Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mars Hill. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. The family requests that memorials be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806.