Lucille Hudson Phillpott

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lucile “Bootsie” Hudson Phillpott, age 88, born May 28, 1921 in Selma, Alabama, passed away on May 4, 2010 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Bootsie Hudson Phillpott graduated in 1939 from Selma High School.
Bootsie married James Stephen Phillpott, III, known as J.S., on 08 July 1943 at Church of the Assumption, Selma, Alabama. He predeceased her in 1984. Bootsie worked with civil service for 28 years, the last 20 of which were with Social Security. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal in Selma, and in Birmingham a member of First United Methodist Church. Bootsie enjoyed a life of service to others, and volunteered throughout her life.
She particularly enjoyed service with Meals on Wheels, the Balm of Gilead at Cooper Green Hospital, the Birmingham Men’s Firehouse Shelter, and volunteering at her churches. She enjoyed organizing reunions of her Selma High Class. Bootsie played competitive tennis, was an avid gardener, and a music lover. A friend to many, Bootsie enjoyed nothing better than spending time with family and friends.Bootsie was intelligent, loving, strong willed, selfless, kind, and gentle, with a great sense of humor.
She will be missed by all who knew her. Our lives have been enriched immeasurably by her love and guidance.
She is survived by her brother Reginald Vaughan Hudson, her children James Stephen Phillpott IV, Anne Phillpott, David Caldwell Phillpott, Paul Hudson Phillpott, and Frances Phillpott Early as well as 12 grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Ridout’s Valley Chapel, 1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, Alabama, 35209, on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 518 North 19th Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35203, (205) 254-3186, Friday, May 7, 2010 at 10:00 AM, followed by the graveside service at 2:30 PM in Selma. She will be laid to rest beside J.S. in the Phillpott family plot at New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Alabama.
Services are under the direction of Ridout’s Valley Chapel (205-879-3401) Homewood, Al.

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