Elder Follett


Elder Philip FollettCOLLEGEDALE Elder Philip Follett, 79, fell asleep in Jesus on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.He served as a pastor and administrator in the Seventh-day Adventist church for 58 years and was most recently a member of the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists.He was born in Kansas City, Mo., March 15, 1932 and relocated with his family to Southern California at an early age.Upon graduation from college, he entered the pastoral ministry in 1953. He later served as an administrator in Ohio, Maryland, Northern California and Massachusetts.In 1996, he became a vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, a position he held until his retirement in 2000. He continued his ministry at LifeTalk Radio through August 2011.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bernardine. He is survived by his daughter, Lorraine (Scott) Ball, of Ooltewah; grandchildren Jonathan and Jessica Ball; son, David, of Fitchburg, Mass.; sister, Barbara Connel, of Palm Desert, Calif.; nieces, Kathy Lance and Elaine Hamilton; and extended family, Kalvin and Kristine Follett and their children Nathan and Jannah.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Collegedale Church on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 with Dr. Gordon Bietz, officiating.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

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