Phyllis Coulbourne was born Phyllis Hannah Jewell on December 27th, 1919, to Nellie Gayles (Mother) and Roger Jewell (Father). She was the second of three children; brother, Albert Jewell (1917-2002) and sister, Margaret Jewell (1921-1994).
Phyllis was raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended Girls High School. She left school early to help support her family. As an adult, she worked as a Seamstress in the Upholstery Industry until she retired. She also married James Coulbourne. With him, she gave birth to two children; Leroy and Linda.
Phyllis loved gardening, eating at restaurants, and travelling (especially on cruises). She loved her faith. For many years, she was an active member of the Third Order Of St. Francis.
She had been dealing with poor health issues for many years. From Breast Cancer, Hip Surgeries, Alzheimer’s Disease, then turning into Dementia; the road has been rough. She was able to get through all of it with faith, prayer, and the love from her family.
She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Leroy Coulbourne; daughter, Linda Coulbourne-Rhodes; grandchildren, Tinarenee (Coulbourne) Riley, Natasha (Coulbourne) King, Joy Coulbourne, Melinda Rhodes, Eugene Rhodes III; great grandchildren, Nala Riley, Nadia Riley, Nina Riley, Anthony King, Nicholas King, Brooklyn James; great great grandchild, Lillian Tribble, and other loving relatives and friends.