Paula Elizabeth Phillips, 53, of Bernice, La., died Monday, April 7, 2014.

She was born Aug. 11, 1960, and was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Blann; and her brother-in-law, Berry Nesbitt.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Philips of Bernice; son, Jeremy Lovette and his wife, Sarah, of Mobile Ala.; mother, Pauline Blann of El Dorado; sister, Wanda Blann Hudson and her husband, David, of Bernice; brother, Donald Blann and his wife, Margaret, of Moses Lake, Wash.; sister, Judy Nesbitt of El Dorado; step-daughter, Chere’ Phillips of Bernice; two grandchildren, Rylee and Ashlynn; special nephew, Shawn Hudson; and two nieces in Washington.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Weldon Baptist Church.

Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Weldon Baptist Church in Bernice with the Revs. Jeff Hurst and Harvey Hoffman officiating. Interment will follow in Weldon Cemetery in Bernice under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Ruston, La.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Poss, Chad Verdin, Mark Ledbetter, Andrew Johnston, Danny Conn, Heath Ledbetter, James Laird and Daniel Laird. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmie Clements, Calvin Pelfrey, Greg Dunnaway and Monty Walker.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Published: 04/10/2014