Harice Virginia Phair

Mar 5, 1929 – Dec 13, 2018

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We celebrate the life of Harice Virginia Phair (Ginger), born on March 5, 1929 in Vienna, Louisiana to George and Willie Ann McNeal. Ginger accepted Jesus as her savior and walked with the Lord for many years. She loved the Lord.  The Lord called her home on December 13, 2018.  Ginger  was raised in Hilly, Louisiana on a farm with 11 brothers and sisters.  She worked for Seattle Housing Authority as a manager for over 20 many years.  She settled in Seattle and married Charles Phair. Ginger raised 7 children, Stan, Ray, Walter, Mary, Tony, Kim and Janelle.  While raising her children, she went back to school and earned her B.A. degree at Seattle University.  After retirement, she remained very active. She raised her children with a lot of love and support. To her children, she was a dad, doctor, lawyer, and mediator and was everything that she needed to be. Ginger loved spending time with her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. She was a mom and friend to many.  She would tell her children, when you get up in the morning, be ready and be prepared for the day.  She loved life. Ginger attended Christian Faith Center for many years and also attended weekly bible study classes for 3 years.   She loved the Lord and would read and study the bible for hours.  At 75, she and her son Stan were baptized together at Freedom Church.  She instilled in her children who God was and how important He was and His word.  Ginger was preceded in death by her son, Walter Phair, grandchildren, Alisa Duncan & Anthony Borden, siblings, Alvester McNeal, Carrie Benson, Jessie McNeal, Reven McNeal, L.D. McNeal, Gladys Heath,  Mattie Nixon, and Teria McNeal.  Ginger leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Stan Phair, Ray Phair (Carolyn) & Tony Phair; daughters: Mary Young, Kim Phair & Janelle Smith; Sisters, Georgia Stowers, and Cle Esther Lyons,  grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. 

To My Dearest Family  
Some things I'd like to say,
but first of all to let you know
that I arrived okay
I'm writing this from Heaven
where I dwell with God above
where there's no more tears
or sadness there
is just eternal love
Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight
remember that I'm with you
every morning, noon and night
That day I had to leave you
when my life on Earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said I welcome you
It's good to have you back again
you were missed while you were gone
as for your dearest family
they'll be here later on
I need you here so badly
as part of My big plan
there's so much that we have to do
to help our mortal man
Then God gave me a list of things
He wished for me to do
and foremost on that list of mine
is to watch and care for you
And I will be beside you
every day and week and year
and when you're sad
I'm standing there
to wipe away the tear
And when you lie in bed at night
the days chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you
in the middle of the night
When you think of my life on Earth
and all those loving years
because you're only human
they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry
it does relieve the pain
remember there would be no flowers
unless there was some rain
I wish that I could tell you
of all that God has planned
but if I were to tell you
you wouldn't understand
But one thing is for certain
though my life on Earth is o're
I am closer to you now
than I ever was before
And to my very many friends
trust God knows what is best
I'm still not far away from you
I'm just beyond the crest
There are rocky roads ahead of you
and many hills to climb
but together we can do it
taking one day at a time
It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too
that as you give unto the World
so the World will give to you
If you can help somebody
who is in sorrow or in pain
then you can say to God at night
my day was not in vain
And now I am contented
that my life it was worthwhile
knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile
So if you meet somebody
who is down and feeling low
just lend a hand to pick him up
as on your way you go
When you are walking
down the street
and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind
And when you feel the gentle breeze
or the wind upon your face
that's me giving you a great big hug
or just a soft embrace
And when it's time for you to go
from that body to be free
remember you're not going
you are coming here to me
And I will always love you
from that land way up above
Will be in touch again soon
P.S. God sends His Love


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