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Phyllis DeSeignora

Phyllis DeSeignora

SUNRISE JUNE 5, 1948 - SUNSET JULY 20, 2021



Phyllis DeSeignora was born June 5, 1948, to the late Pauline Jackson DeSeignora and Clarence DeSeignora in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Phil, as she was affectionately known, was the second youngest of six siblings. She grew up with five brothers and she was the only girl. But that only girl had all her brothers following her every lead. According to Phil, she was the brains of family. Her oldest brothers Daniel Jackson and Clarence (Snooky) DeSeignora proceeded her in death.


Phyllis was educated in the Parochial School System in Philadelphia PA. She graduated from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, NJ. Shortly thereafter, she joined the United States Army. During her commitment to serve her country, Phyllis rose to the ranks of E5 Sergeant where she worked as a “Data Communications Software Analyst.


Her creative skills landed her a graphic designer position for the Hoot Newspaper in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Phyllis was always outgoing and enjoyed meeting new people and subsequently became an entrepreneur owning her own hot dog cart. Although becoming an amputee in 2014 and the health issues which pursued kept her from continuing in the workforce, she never let her disability stop her from enjoying life and living it to the fullest.


Phyllis was a music enthusiast and taught herself how to play several instruments including the guitar and the keyboard.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards, reading the daily bread, watching westerns, and keeping up with the Philadelphia Phillies.  But she was passionate about football and an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. When the Cowboys would play the Eagles, she always loved rooting for the Cowboys. 


Phyllis loved the Lord and dedicated her life to Jesus Christ. When she could not physically attend church, she would watch the on-line church service with the Cumberland County Community Church in Millville at 9 a.m. and then watch Faith Deliverance Worship Center in Burlington Township, NJ at 10 a.m.


Christmas was her favorite time of the year. And Phyllis loved buying gifts for her brothers and receiving gifts from them was even better.  The love in her heart for her family and friends was priceless and after every telephone conversation she always blew them kisses.  Her favorite saying was “Pray my going in and coming out”. Family gatherings and cookouts was also at the top of her list.  Phyllis loved to cook and tried to follow in her mother’s footsteps when making potato salad. Mom’s potatoes would be perfectly squared, and the celery seeds lit up your taste buds and added so much flavor.


Phyllis departed this earth on Monday, July 20, 2021, and will be remembered and deeply missed by three brothers:  Stanley DeSeignora; Bernard (wife Marion) DeSeignora; John (wife Linda) DeSeignora; two aunts; Aunt Thelma Harris, Honolulu, Hawaii; and Aunt Beatrice Palmer, Goldsboro, North Carolina; a special friend Belinda Peterson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Celebration Service,  11am Friday, July 30, 2021  Viewing 10am – 11am

Faith Deliverance Worship Center, Inc, 1304 route 130 North

Burlington, New Jersey 08016


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