David Curtis Memorial Page

In Memory of…

David Alan Curtis

January 26, 1951 – September 12, 2017

David Curtis is now in the presence of his Savior after leaving a legacy of loving his family, serving his church and sharing the gospel with many. He was loved dearly and must be enjoying himself immensely with Jesus.  Following is a testimony written by David.

“The Price of Love”

How can one show so much love without receiving love in return? How can one give so much to someone who in return receives so little?

Stop and look with your heart at just what He has given you. Everything. His “only son” was given, knowing of the agonizing death that would occur. All of this, just for me. What does He ask for in return? Only obedience; is this so much to ask?

How can one repay the gift of life? Not by cursing the One who gave it. Only through His loving grace for me. Am I allowed to curse him, deny His existence, and live in total ruin till the day of repentance? Then I say, “Father, forgive me, for I know not what I do,” and all is forgiven. How much love does He have to show me? How many blessings do I need till I know of the love He has for me? Is He not with me sharing my feelings when I’m happy and sad, in pain and glory, fulfilling my every need? Is not all I have to do is ask and it shall be given?

What He wants is not my perfection for He knows perfection died with His Son; but He wants my trust, love, and obedience. So little to ask, for so much.

What is the price of an eternity of Heavenly bliss?

–David Curtis

February 1979

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Jihyon “Joy” Chang Lee Memorial Page

In Memory of…

Jihyon “Joy” Chang Lee

July 15, 1975  -May 26, 2017

Jihyon “Joy” is in the presence of the Lord Jesus after a year of fighting cancer. She will always be remembered for her love for Jesus and her family and friends. She was a fighter, but more than that, a Believer who was on fire to serve the Lord however she could. She was always originating new ideas for ministry to others, faithfully serving in the church families she was a part of, all while being a wonderful wife to Mike and mother to Katlyn.  She will be greatly missed, but her testimony of faith will reach many for years.

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Joe Engeln Memorial Page

In Memory of…

Joseph Frederick Engeln

September 1, 1932 -January 29, 2017

Joe Engeln has entered Eternal Life with the Lord after a wonderful life of gentle and kind acts, loving his family, church, and friends. He was a man with a servant’s heart, a humble heart. He served in many behind the scenes ways in his church, establishing quiet friendships with many, singing in the choir, serving in the church kitchen, extremely involved in working for the Lord. He will be missed greatly, yet we are sure he has received a rich welcome in the arms of his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!

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Iola Phillips Memorial Page

In Memory of…

Iola Phillips ObituaryIola M Phillips

November 25, 1924 – May 3, 2016

Iola M. Phillips, 91, a Native of Laveen, AZ passed away May 3rd at her residence with her family by her side. Iola was born in 1924 in Laveen, AZ where she resided her entire life. She was united in marriage to Dan J. Phillips on September 11, 1943 in Phoenix, AZ. He preceded her in death November 11, 1998. They were able to spend 55 happy years together. Iola was a home maker but also was a bookkeeper at the produce warehouse she and her husband owned for 40 years. Iola was a small woman but that didn’t stop her from driving 18 wheeler semi-trucks with her husband to various states to deliver produce. She loved to tell stories about her experiences with driving an 18 wheeler. Iola loved to socialize and enjoyed going shopping and out to eat with her closest friend Agnus. Iola Phillips Ad 2After her husband’s passing in 1998, Iola joined her community church, Laveen Baptist Church which she was an active member of for 17 years. She was able to find the peace and strength she need through her involvement in many of the church activities. She enjoyed being a part of Women on a Mission, helping to serve the meals in the church, and most of all singing in the choir. Her other pleasures in life were gardening and raising her chickens, back when she and her husband raised livestock on their farm. She and her husband had a variety of livestock ranging from horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, and chickens. She is survived by her 2 daughters Patricia and Barbara, her 4 grandchildren Willy, Dan, Brian, and Michele, and her 4 great grandchildren.

Lee Stephens Memorial Page

LeeStephensHerman Lee Stephens was born on January 23, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Otis Stephens and Laura Robinson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Deborah Ritchie of Laveen, Arizona; daughter Cynthia (Willie) Sanders of Alexandria, Louisiana; son Anthony Stephens of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter Afton (Tonia Cavanaugh) of Gilbert, Arizona; daughter Sarah Ritchie of Tucson, Arizona; and son Lyndon (Davita) Ritchie of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Five grandsons: Willie Sanders; Bryant (Vanessa) Sanders Sr of Alexandria, Louisiana; Terrance (Chamere) Sanders of Raleigh, North Carolina; Liam and Ewan Adams of Tucson, Arizona. Nine great grandchildren. Two sisters: Minnie Lenney of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Loretta Knight of Birmingham, Alabama. Two aunts and uncle: Fannie Shaw, Juanita Cottrell and Robert Cottrell all of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Ray Keesey Memorial Page

In Memory of…

raykeeseymempic1Ray Keesey, a dear husband, father, brother, son, grandfather, Marine, volunteer firefighter, police officer, and dear friend went to be with the Lord Jesus on October 17th, of 2014. He is dearly loved and missed. This website is intended as a landing place for family and friends to have access to a video of his service at Laveen Baptist Church on October 27th.  Below you will find several links to the video. If you have difficulty obtaining a copy, email Joel at LBC: music@laveenbaptistchurch.org and he will help you.

    Our love and prayers go out to the family and those who now need the grace of Christ to comfort and carry them in the days ahead. No one can love them like Jesus can.raykeeseymempic2

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