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Obit – Mrs. Mary Lois West Phillips

Mrs. Mary Lois West Phillips, age 91, of Brush Creek, TN, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

Mrs. Phillips was born September 7, 1932 in River View, TX, a daughter of the late Jim M. West and Mary Martin West. She married Carl Raymond Phillips on June 3, 1957 and he preceded her in death on February 3, 2002. Mrs. Phillips was also preceded in death by seven siblings.

She earned her BA from Eastern New Mexico University. She also earned her Master of Library Science and Masters of Arts in Teaching from Vanderbilt University and the George Peabody College for Teaching. Mrs. Phillips worked as a librarian for Metro Nashville for 20 years, beginning in 1972, until her retirement in 1992. She was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lebanon, TN.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by Three Children; Nathan (Ann Cameron) Phillips of Nashville, TN. Elizabeth (Steve Wisden) Phillips of Knoxville, TN. Ellen (Tim) Lancaster of Brush Creek, TN. Six grandchildren; Eleanor (Joel) Lopez, Annie Lancaster, Margaret (A.J. Smith) Phillips, Constantine Kokkoris, David Lancaster, and Alexadra Kokkoris.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lebanon, TN, at a later date. Once finalized, services will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gordonsville Public Library.


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