A funeral service celebrating the life of Effie Lee Philen, 77, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Christian Harmony Baptist Church with Reverend James Philen and assisted by Reverend David Matlock officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Maurice Cemetery in Winn Parish with Reverend Charlie Ashby officiating at graveside. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time at the church. The service will be under the direction of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Coushatta.
Mrs. Philen was born on July 24, 1944, in Pineville, LA to George W. Dean and Maurine Bonnette Patterson and passed away October 28, 2021, in Natchitoches, LA. During her lifetime, she enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was part of the WMU at her church and on the board of Pace Community School.
Mrs. Philen was preceded in death by parents; husband, Gerald Wayne Philen, Sr.; son-in-law, Timothy D. Tuttle; brothers, Larry Dean, James Patterson, and Wade Patterson and step-sister, Dorothy Antee. Left to cherish her memory are sons, Gerald Wayne Philen, Jr. and Reverend James Felton (Tracey); daughters, Rose Ann Tuttle (Timothy) and Donna Marguerite Philen; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; and sibling, Patrick David Patterson.
Honoring as pallbearers will be Reverend Charlie Ashby, Brandon Thompson, John Fleckenstein, Bill Hough, Bo Hardy, Jim Stout and Kevin Patterson. Honorary pallbearers will be Winfred Lonadier and Presley Philen.
The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Natchitoches for their loving care of their loved one.
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