To the blessed union of Joseph Adolphus Alexander Phillips and Ellen Valenar (Maxwell) Phillips was born a daughter Dassalee Evarista Phillips on January 12, 1932 on the island of Curacao, The Netherlands Antilles, fondly referred to by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Mama. She dedicated her life to Jesus Christ at an early age by joining Pietermaai Cathedral Church in Curacao, The Netherlands Antilles.
Mama graduated high school in Curacao, The Netherlands Antilles. She was also was a seamstress. She married Hubert Alfred Richardson on December 13, 1952, out of that marriage she had 8 children.
Dassalee took her Heavenly rest on Sunday 29th of August, 2021. She was preceded in death by : her parents, Joseph and Ellen (Maxwell) Phillips; her brother Hendrick, sister; Maria; brother Cyril; brother Hollis; and her son Earl Richardson.
In addition she leaves to greaves her seven children’s,Robert R. Richardson (Joyce), Corpus Christi, TX., Lincoln A. Richardson, Baytown, TX., Sybil Y. Ashby, Naples, FL., Beryl G. Eugene, Fresno, TX., Irma A. Pickering, Baytown, TX., Almaira B. Jones, Naples, FL., Jaqueline G. Burt (Stanley) Austin, MN., and her sister Raquel Phillips, Curacao The Netherlands Antilles.
Mama leaves to cherish her memories, yet rejoice in her victory her grandchildren’s, great-grandchildren’s, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended familyin Curacao, The Netherlands Antilles, The Netherlands (Holland), Saba, St. Maarten and The USA. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Family – Richardson, Augustine, Ashby, Eugene, Pickering, Sims, Cornthwaite, Hazel, Martines, Lucas, Phillips, Maxwell.