Harriet attended elementary school in Miami, Florida. Later attended Dudley Elementary, Nobel Middle and DC Virgo Middle in Wilmington, North Carolina. Harriet graduated from New Hanover High School 1977. She also went to Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina with a major in Criminal Justice with an Associate degree in welding.
She worked with the State of North Carolina as Probation Officer for a few years.
Myrtle as we affectionately called her became disabled in 2006. She moved to Orlando, Florida to continue medical treatment and to be close to family.
She leaves to mourn her loving son Larry Burton , her beautiful granddaughter Faith Burton, siblings Polly Hamilton , Charles Phillips (Yvonne ), Carolyn Blue and Debra Ann Moore. Also, three sibling from her father, Chris Phillips , Carol Phillips (in Tampa) , and Dionne Phillips (in Atlanta) A host of Nieces ,Nephews and Cousins and Long time friends Liz Yates, Ms Ann and Cookie Carr both from Wilmington, North Carolina and Betsy Johnson of Miami Florida.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service which starts at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Linda Jafari officiating. Interment will be at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.
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My heart felt condolences to Larry, Faith, and my other cousins. I love you and look forward to celebrating Myrtle’s life with you. Grace and Peace, Linda Jafari
You have my deepest condolences Larry, Faith, and family. I pray our loving Savior and Friend Jesus the Christ continue to comfort you giving you peace. May you look to the hills from whence cometh your help. There is a lily in the valley bright as the morning sun turn to him. He will never leave you or forsake you. He cares about what concerns you.❤️🩸🙏🏽
My heartfelt condolences to the Philip family you shall truly be missed. My long time friend. I will never forget your smile nor the way you laugh or the way you argue LOL it may you who you were and I loved you.
To the family I pray God's hold you in the palm of his hand as you began this life without your loved one May God send a comforter, peace be with you all love
Mamie Yates Jackson
My condolences #1977 classmate
Thanks cousin Linda , I appreciate that 🙏🏿🙏🏿
Thank you for those kind words Miss Liz, It's gone be a tough road ahead, but I definitely will lean on The Most HIGH for his comfort. 🙏🏿🙏🏿
Thank you we really appreciate you for those kind words. 🙏🏿🙏🏿
Oh, how my heart dropped when I heard the news my dear friend was no longer with us. We had a lot of good times, memories and laughs. My prayers go out to Larry, his daughter & the entire family. Harriet, you will be missed. Until we meet again. RIP
To Larry, and the Phillips Family. Our heart-felt condolences are sent your way. Harriet's beautiful smile, laugh, and twinkling eyes will always be sketched and stored in my memory. I will hold closely the talks we had in my home after the death of Larry's father. I pray the Holy Spirit will comfort you all in these coming days, and months. Keep fresh in your heart every single moment spent with your live one. Harriet was true to herself😇🙏🏽❤🩸✝️
Larry and family my sincere condolences to you and your family. Harriet was a friend and classmate. We often kept in touch. Loved her smile and witty words. She would often send me tidbits that gave me info and helped me out. May God Bless and keep you all.
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