Phyllis Ianthe Buck (nee Brathwaite) was born in Barbados on December 7th,
1931 to Edith and James Alexander Johnson. Phyllis passed on Monday, March
23rd, 2020, at Evanston Hospital.
Phyllis migrated to the u.s. in December 1967, where she met Barry. They fell in
love and married two years later, in December of 1969. They celebrated their 51st
Wedding Anniversary last year.
Phyllis worked at Three Oaks Nursing Home. She attended Evanston High School
by night, going on to obtain a B.S. degree, which qualified her to become
Recreational Activity Director. This was the perfect job for her. Phyllis loved people,
teaching arts and crafts, and sewing. She even made Barry's clothes, including suits.
She could make anything. She worked twenty five years until her retirement.
Over the years Phyllis was challenged with many health issues, but she kept defying
the odds, right up until the end. She stood up for what was right. She was never
afraid to speak her mind. She was also a disciplined person, and she enjoyed life.
She loved the Lord, and she loved her Church.
Phyllis leaves to mourn her passionate Husband, Barry L. Buck, who she loved
dearly. Son: Jeffrey Brathwaite; Sister: Esther Gittens, Barbados; Brother: Wilson
Brathwate, UK; Nephews: Michael Brathwaite and wife lleen, NY, Harcourt
Brathwaite, Barbados. Nieces: (Coraline, Cledleen). Three granddaughters, one
great grandson, a daughter-in-law, and several other Nephews & Nieces. Brian Buck
and the entire Buck Family, as well as Special, Dedicated Friends.
Family ask that all contributions to Grace Lutheran Church of Evanston please Keep them in your prayers.
Arrangement entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director
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