Phyllis Deanna White
April 9, 1938  -  June 22, 2017

Phyllis Deanna White

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Memorial Service
HeathGriffith Funeral Chapel
1823 W 51st St.
Tulsa, OK  74107
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Phyllis Deanna White, of West Tulsa, passed from this life on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the age of 79 years, 2 months, 13 days. She was born on April 9, 1938 in Jenks, OK. Her parents, Merrel Avon and Juanita Frances (Duvall) Emry raised Phyllis on the Westside. She attended Carbondale Assembly of God Church for most of her childhood where she made lifelong friends. She spent her entire time as a student attending Westside schools- Pleasant Porter Elementary, Clinton Middle School, and graduated from Daniel Webster High School, Class of 1956.

Phyllis was a private duty nurse through St. Frances Hospital for 15 years. She was a very compassionate and patient nurse. Many of her patients’ families wrote letters to her singing her praises and thanking her for taking such great care of their loved ones. In her spare time, Phyllis enjoyed working crossword puzzles, embroidery and, when her kids were younger, she liked to play Wa-Hoo and other board games with them.

Her survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Quinton and husband, Rick of Tulsa; son, Brian Anderson of Tulsa, and daughter, Jennifer White and Mark Hignite of Tulsa; 4 grandchildren: Ryan Davis and wife, Suzanne, Joshua Anderson and wife, April, Wesley Anderson, and Shelsey Dawes; and 3 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

A memorial service to celebrate Phyllis’ life is scheduled for 6pm, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in the Heath-Griffith Funeral Home Chapel.


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  1. Suzanne and Rick Quinten
    Tulsa, OK

    I took care of you (mom), your last 25 days of your life. I was more than willing to take care of you making sure you were pain free. I love you mom and I miss you so much. I was so lucky those first few days you were with me, when you could talk to me and tell me you love me very much. I will treasure those moments we had together. I love you mom, Suzanne

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