A memorial service was held March 26 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Jersey City for Gertie Phillips, 84, of Jersey City. She passed away March 26, 2020. Born and raised in Harvey and New Orleans, Louisiana, Gertie came to Jersey City in the early 1950’s and settled in Jersey City to raise her family. She worked as a supervisor at Calvin Klein/Unilever. A woman of tremendous strength and virtue, she singlehandedly raised six amazing children, teaching them to be independent through her own example. She loved her family. A cancer survivor, she set the standard of how a mother should live. She will be missed by all who were blessed to be loved by her. Gertie was predeceased by her daughter Linda, her brothers and granddaughter. She is survived by her children Ronald, Ralph, Robert, Kathy and Sandra Laguerre; Son-in- Law Patrick Laguerre; Daughter- in- law Donna Phillips; 2 sisters; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and many others too numerous to mention. at 1:00pm. Please leave notes of condolences for the family on the Tribute Wall: https://www.mclaughlinfh.com/obituaries/Gertie-Phillips?obId=12550178

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