Here is the obituary as well as the funeral arrangements for Mya Grace Phillips:
Mya Grace Phillips, 7, of Candler, arrived in Heaven on Thursday, July 14, 2016. She was able to run once again, and no better place to run than into the arms of Jesus. All of her pain and sickness were immediately healed as she looked into the eyes of her Savior. In her final days on Earth, Mya was surrounded by those she loved. Encouragement poured in from the lives she had touched during her very short but remarkable time with us.
The time we had with her was not enough but we are so thankful that God richly blessed us during our 7 years with her. She taught us so much. Mya’s determination, strength, love, and beautiful smile never faded. Her courage reminds us all to cherish each day with those we love and to take nothing for granted. She had a love for Jesus and for her family that radiated from her sweet spirit. We will always be so honored that she was a part of our lives, and we will never be the same because of her. Our home and hearts will forever be filled with her laughter and memories.
Mya is loved so much by her family. She is the daughter of Logan and Kelly Thurman Phillips. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Cora; brothers, Isaiah and Rylan; paternal grandparents, Royce and Gwenda Phillips; maternal grandparents, Pastor Dennis and Marilyn Thurman; great-grandmother, Margaret Thurman; uncles, Tyson Phillips (Kelly), Chris Thurman (Amber), Caleb Thurman, and Corey Thurman; aunt, Kasey Frady (Jeff); and many cousins and friends.
Mya’s life will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at her church, Pole Creek Baptist, with her Papa, Pastor Dennis Thurman, officiating. Interment will follow in the church’s cemetery.
Her family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please make a donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573, or online at LLS.org.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.