We Celebrated my Grandmother’s 106th Birthday!

Our “Grandma Tee,” Wilma C. Factory Phifer Green will be turning 106 years old on February 12, 2020! We are EXTREMELY EXCITED and BLESSED to have her in our lives. She has been a great supporter, inspiration and influencer in our lives.

Wilma Factory Phifer Green was born and reared in Carbon, Oklahoma on February 12, 1914. She was the youngest child born to Nealy and Eva Factory (Factor). Her father, Nealy Factory was one of the two first black US Marshals serving Indian Territory.  He has been noted in Black History books for his assistance with the capture of outlaw Jessie James.

Wilma Green later moved to McAlester, Oklahoma.  She met and married Charles Phifer. The union had three children: Joe “Butch” Phifer (deceased), Everett “Honey” Phifer and Patricia “Pat” Bannister.

She was foster parent and a babysitter of many children in her community. She was a long-time member of Ward Chapel AME Church. While there, she served as Missionary President, served on the Finance Committee, as Board Member and served as a Stewardess.

She was a domestic worker. She loved to cook Sunday Dinner and invite everyone. She rented and operated Edna Rhone’s Cafe. Wilma Green retired from McAlester Naval Base, now known as the McAlester Army Ammunition Base.

Mrs. Green has two daughters-in-law; Gisela Phifer and Lois Phifer, 12 grandchildren, 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a host of many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who celebrated near and far, her 106th Birthday.

Wilma is the grandmother of the President of LasTop Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping, Inc. (LasTop), Angela K. Chambers. We see a lot and hear a lot about “Grandma Tee” at LasTop. We are blessed!