Frances Phillips


CLEVELAND Frances L. Weeks Phillips, 94, went home to be with the Lord and her loved ones who have gone before on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Hospice of Chattanooga.Frances was born and raised in Soddy Daisy, where she and her late husband of 54 years, J.L. Phillips, raised a family of nine children. She worked in the family businesses and retired from Soddy Daisy High School cafeteria. The couple retired to Dunnellon, Fla., where they lived for 15 years. Mrs. Phillips spent the last 21 years in Cleveland, Tenn., where she attended Hopewell Baptist Church. She spent her life volunteering in all of her churches-Daisy Church of God, Citrus Springs Church of God, and Hopewell. She loved family and friends and willingly showed her affection. She also enjoyed reading, travel, and crocheting which she shared generously with those around her.Also preceding her in death were parents Bert and Mamie Weeks; brothers Charles and Raymond Weeks; sister Elizabeth Fussell; daughter Edna (Betty) Langley; son James Bernard Phillips; grandsons Charles Phillips and Anthony Ingle; son-in-law Neal Ingle.Frances is survived by her children Norma (George) Smith, of Cleveland, Tenn, Ray (Patricia) Phillips, of Hixson, Tenn., Alma Ingle, of Rossville, Ga., Geneva (Jimmy) Wease, of Albany, Ga., Paulette (Tom) Shipley, of Huntingtown, Md., Karen Phillips, of East Ridge, Tenn., Joe (Carol) Phillips, of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; 21 living grandchildren and their spouses; 34 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; son-in-law James (Maxine) Langley; daughter-in-law Peggy Phillips; sisters Hazel (Jensy) Grant, Betty Jean (Carl) Gooden, Patricia (Austin) Swafford; brother J.B. Weeks, and many, many nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends today from 3-9 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel.The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ed Eldredge and the Rev. Jimmy Wease, on Monday, July 29, with interment to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hopewell Baptist Church (Maintenance and Building Fund) 188 old Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland TN 37312 The family has entrusted in Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343.

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