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Phyllis Carlton
Served the Lord 50-plus years through various churches
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Phyllis Carlton, 76, went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2010 in Manteca, California. She was born on November 27, 1933 in Tacoma, Washington. She now joins her husband in heaven who has been waiting for her for 10 short months, the Rev. James Carlton. She was also preceded in death by her parents Claude and Willetta Frost and one sister Billie Tilson.

Mrs. Carlton is survived by her loving children Sherry Gumm and her husband Jack of Manteca, and Jim Carlton and his wife Tammy of Colorado. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren: David Gumm and wife Tara, Rory Carlton and wife Angela, Rudy Carlton, Jennifer Mullings and husband Jared and Raimey Carlton. In addition she has 3 very special great-grandchildren: Jack, Sophia and Faith. Phyllis is also survived by her 3 siblings Don Frost, Kate Hollinger and Jim Frost, all of Washington.

Phyllis was employed for 7 years by the Manteca Unified School District as a Special Needs mentor, most recently stationed at Shasta Elementary for the past 4 years. In 2007 Phyllis and her husband Jim joined the ministry staff at Cornerstone Community Church as Directors of the Senior Ministry programs. She also was the founder of the single women’s group at Cornerstone. Phyllis and her husband served the Lord through various churches for over 50 years. She was extremely involved with First Assembly of God (Manteca) where her husband was their associate pastor for over 15 years. She was a devoted wife always supporting her husband in all that he did. She was blessed with a beautiful voice traveling with the Bethanaires singing quartet. One of her fondest memories was singing together with her two children Sherry and Jim and with her husband; blessing many people with the gift of music. Phyllis was a servant to her Lord always caring for others serving them any way possible to bless their lives. She felt blessed to have 52 years with her husband Jim and many blessings to have such a legacy with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they meant the world to her.

Mrs. Carlton’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. Visitation will be on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 1 to 5 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca. A celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday April 17, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Community Church 17900 Comconex Road, Manteca. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband at Park View Cemetery. An On-line guest book is available for condolences at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, April 15, 2010