Phillip (Poppie) Gaston Chapter


Phil was diagnosed in March, 2011 with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Although he did have a bone marrow transplant, his body would not regroup from it. He died in March, 2012, a year to the day the CLL was discovered.

Phil was a design engineer for Com Ed for 37 years before he retired in 2005. He also had a degree in massage therapy for 22 years. He loved giving massages to sick children and HIV patients. He most of all enjoyed his three boys; Charles, Brian and Jeffrey; his eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He loved the Lord like nobody's business. He worked in the church as choir director and mentor. He also taught Sunday school. He loved having his friends around just for a laugh or two. It is with great pleasure that the family of our hero continues his legacy.