We celebrate the life of Harice Virginia Phair (Ginger), born on March 5, 1929 in Vienna, Louisiana to George and Willie Ann McNeal. Ginger accepted Jesus as her savior and walked with the Lord for many years. She loved the Lord. The Lord called her home on December 13, 2018. Ginger was raised in Hilly, Louisiana on a farm with 11 brothers and sisters. She worked for Seattle Housing Authority as a manager for over 20 many years. She settled in Seattle and married Charles Phair. Ginger raised 7 children, Stan, Ray, Walter, Mary, Tony, Kim and Janelle. While raising her children, she went back to school and earned her B.A. degree at Seattle University. After retirement, she remained very active. She raised her children with a lot of love and support. To her children, she was a dad, doctor, lawyer, and mediator and was everything that she needed to be. Ginger loved spending time with her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. She was a mom and friend to many. She would tell her children, when you get up in the morning, be ready and be prepared for the day. She loved life. Ginger attended Christian Faith Center for many years and also attended weekly bible study classes for 3 years. She loved the Lord and would read and study the bible for hours. At 75, she and her son Stan were baptized together at Freedom Church. She instilled in her children who God was and how important He was and His word. Ginger was preceded in death by her son, Walter Phair, grandchildren, Alisa Duncan & Anthony Borden, siblings, Alvester McNeal, Carrie Benson, Jessie McNeal, Reven McNeal, L.D. McNeal, Gladys Heath, Mattie Nixon, and Teria McNeal. Ginger leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Stan Phair, Ray Phair (Carolyn) & Tony Phair; daughters: Mary Young, Kim Phair & Janelle Smith; Sisters, Georgia Stowers, and Cle Esther Lyons, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 am at Freedom Church of Seattle; 7817 S. 125th Street, Seattle, WA 98178. Bishop Zachary K. Bruce, Sr., Senior Pastor.
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