Gertrude P. (Phillips) Ervin, 84, lifelong resident of Brooksville, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 at her home.
She was born July 24, 1935 to Aaron Clarence and Lovie Louise (Thompson) Phillips in Brooksville, Oklahoma.
Gertrude attended Dunbar High School in Shawnee and graduated with the class of 1953.
She married Richard H. Ervin, Sr. on June 7, 1953 and together they raised 6 children. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage before his passing on September 30, 2014.
Gertrude was a devoted wife and mother taking care of her home and family. After her children were raised she worked outside the home as a housekeeper.
She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Brooksville and Fresh Fire Outreach Center in Shawnee. Gertrude was an excellent cook and loved cooking for family and friends. She enjoyed quilting, reading and watching westerns.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Ervin, Sr.; 3 sons, Eric, Richard “Sonny” and Robert Ervin; her parents, Aaron and Lovie Phillips; sister, Louise Cooks; and brother, Clarence Phillips.
Those left to cherish her memories are 1 son, and 1 daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Joann; 2 daughters and 1 son-in-law, Diannia, Denise and Todd; 6 grandchildren, Robert and Rachelle, Kendra, LaTasha and Luke, Erica, Todd Jr. and Mindy and Troy Wilson, Jr. “T.J.”; 6 great-grandchildren, Sahmyra, Aniya, Avah, Isaac, Tyson and MaKayla; 3 sisters, Ernie, Elsie & Margie; 2 brothers, Leonard and Frank; many nieces, nephews; special friends, Wynona Bean, Donna Adcock, Melva Cooks and Minnie Hinex; and a host of loving relative and friends.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Cooper Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020 at Brooksville Cemetery with Pastor Joseph Wilkes, Fresh Fire Outreach Center in Shawnee officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC and State of Oklahoma Regulations and Guidelines, all attendees are to remain in their vehicles.
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