Lula Louise Philpot was born April 19, 1932 to the late William Curtis Bronson and Alberta Mitchell Robinson in Williston, FL. She was the 5th child of 11 children. Louise attended the Levy County Public School System. She graduated in 1950 from Williston Vocational High School. Later, she graduated from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. For 18 years, she worked at McCall Magazine Factory. After deciding not to follow that career, she then worked for 24 years at General Motors and retired at the age of 62. Louise was united in holy matrimony to Henry Philpot. Upon this union, she became an instant mother and raised 3 children as her own: Stanford, Marynell, and Charlie Philpot. She raised them to adulthood and beyond. Louise was raised in a good Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age. She joined the family church in Williston, Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church. Later, after moving to Dayton, Ohio, she immediately joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she served faithfully on the usher board until her health began to fail. In July 2018, her only living sister, Lillie, moved her to Lacoochee, FL to care for her as her health declined. After the move to Florida, she became an affiliated attendee with New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lacoochee, FL. For over 50 years, Louise was passionately engaged as an Eastern Star member of the Geneva Chapter in Dayton, Ohio. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and internationally performing many official duties and assigned roles as Worthy Matron of the Geneva Chapter. She later reached the status of Deputy Supreme Grand Matron for the state of Ohio. With love, Louise was always giving back to her local communities and beyond through promoting the advancement of education. On Friday, April 30, 2021, at the age of 89, Louise received her heavenly wings. She was preceded in death by her 9 siblings: Osarine (OB) Baker, Anne Brown, Robert Baker, Mariah Marie Bronson, Samuel Bronson, Daisy Bell Starks, Joe Louis Bronson, Henry Bronson, and Aaron Bronson; and a few nieces and nephews, specifically her cherished niece, Charissa Brown Keeton. Precious memories of Louise, affectionally known as Granny and Nana, will be forever cherished by her loving and devoted sister, Lillie Mae Wormack of Lacoochee, FL; Children, Stanford Philpot of Apopka, FL, Marynell Bentley and Charlie Philpot (Judy) of Dayton, OH; 8 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren; Sister-in-Law, Janetta Porter-Bonner (Ronnie); her cherished nieces and nephews: Earlene Nixon (Isaiah) of Orlando, FL, Aaron Joe Brown, Todd (Swifty) Brown, Dorothy Jean Evans, and Jemita Warden (Ray) of Dayton, OH, Valerie Starks of Stone Mountain, GA, and Vivian and Mikaela Missouri of Jacksonville, FL; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, extended family, and sorrowing friends, and two very dear and close friends, Janet Pratt and Mary Furlow, of Dayton, OH. Along with her sister, Lillie, many nearby family members provided and coordinated her daily care, Willie Wormack, Shannon Wormack, Constance Inez Starks (Franklin), Christi Bennett (Victor), Yolanda Womack, Terry Carter (Jodi), and Calvin Samuel. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude for the special care provided to Louise by Community Aging & Retirement Services, Inc., and Crescent Day Care Center.
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