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Henry Holden Jr.

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer



Lynn R. Phillips

Lynn R. Phillips

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Ms. Lynn R. Phillips, the daughter of the late Floyd and Bessie Coston, is a graduate of East High School and continued her education at Kent and Youngstown State University. She also graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. 

 A licensed funeral director and embalmer, she is the manager of the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home, Inc. and serves on its Board of Directors. As a member of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church, Lynn serves within its Women’s Ministry. A commitment to youth and their families, she previously served on the governing Board of Directors of the former Legacy Academy. Additionally, she has embraced the L.E. Black/Monk Tillman Scholarship project (now named The Lehman E. Black Memorial Scholarship) which gives awards annually to graduating seniors of Youngtown City Schools. Her gift of compassion for the needs of the community has been utilized on several non-profit organizations. Historically, she has served on the Board of Trustees for the Youngstown Area Urban League and the Community Corporation of the Youngstown Area United Way.

Lynn is a member of the National Council of Negro Women and the Youngstown Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Professionally, she is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, the Tri-County Funeral Directors, the buckeye State Funeral Directors and the National Funeral Directors Association. Having witnessed the grief of families affected by homicide, Lynn was compelled to establish and found Comfort Ministry. This after-care bereavement ministry provides a supportive arm for the victims’ survivors. Her labor has not gone unnoticed within the community. Lynn has been honored by the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, The YWCA, Interdenominational Clergy of Women’s Alliance, the Black Knights, Oak Hill Athletic Club, Donald Lockett VFW Post 6488, First Community Interfaith of Ohio, the East High Alumni Association, the Bethune-Height Award presented by the National Council of Negro Woman, Mt. Hope Memorial Park and most recently, recognition from the Minnie B. Thompson Foundation Inc . Lynn is the mother of two sons, James and Jeffrey, and enjoys three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

 



Pearl Gibson

Pearl Gibson

Licensed Funeral Director



Shaiyla B. Hakeem

Shaiyla B. Hakeem

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer



Cora Evans

Office Manager



Almeta Rollins

Office Associate



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