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I have worked in the fertile earth and planted a garden,
so I know what faith is.
I have listened to the birds caroling in the morning
and at dusk, so I know what music is.
I have seen the morning without clouds after showers,
so I know what beauty is.
I have sat before a wood fire with old friends, so I
know what companionship is.
I have walked the path of quietness along the forest
floor, so I know what peace is.
I have dwelt in the valley of remembrance on the hills
of home, so I know what love is.
I have seen the miracle of spring, the fruitation of
summer, and the beauty of autumn followed by repose
of winter, so I know what life is.
I have cried unto GOD with my voice and HE gave
ear to me, so I know what prayer is.
And because I have perceived all these things, I know
who GOD is.
Phillip Donnell Jr. blessed the union of Phillip and Susie Robinson Donnell Sr. on September 1, 1929 in Streetman of
Freestone County, Texas. Phillip received his formal education in the Streetman public school system.
He professed his belief that Jesus Christ was his Lord and Saviour when he was a youth and was Baptized Into The Fold of Christ.
On January 5, 1951, Phillip enlisted in The United States Army from which he received an honorable discharge December 17, 1953.
He was then transferred to the Enlisted Reserve Corps : Det 5 4992 ORC CTRL group (Reinf) Texas on December 18, 1952.
In 1953, Phillip made Dallas his home. A year later in 1954, he relocated to Fort Worth where he met Bernice Perkins. They united in holy matrimony July 7, 1960. The couple selected First St. John Baptist Church to be their home. Phillip was the proprietor of an auto and tire shop.
On April 27, 2022, Phillip Donnell Jr, Stepped Into The Light of Eternity.
He is survived by his beloved spouse, Bernice; their 4 children : Calvin, Phyllis, Cecil and Anthony; their grandchildren and a host of extended family members and friends.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
1:00 - 6:00pm
Public viewing/Visitation 1PM to 6PM Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home. Mask or face covering and social distancing will still be observed.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
Funeral service 11AM Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at First St. John Cathedral 2401 East Berry Street in Fort Worth, Texas 76105.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
1:00 - 2:30pm
Interment 1:00 PM Thursday, May 12, 2022 in The Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery 2000Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, Texas 75211. Funeral honors under the auspices of The United States Army Detail.
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