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
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