Elizabeth Bryant Phillips of Winter Park, passed away peacefully In the early evening of September 29, 2017 at age 97. She was born June 3, 1920 in Maryville, Tennessee and lived there until after graduation from Maryville College where she majored in English and Education.
In September 1942, she married Joel P. Phillips, Jr., who was a WWII Army Air Force pilot. In 1945 they moved to Joel's hometown of Winter Park.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Orlando where she was a beloved adult Sunday School teacher for over SO years. She taught fifth grade at Bonneville Elementary and Audubon Park Elementary Schools for many years. She was past president of Glenridge Junior High School PTA, Audubon Park Elementary School PTA and an active member of the Winter Park Garden Club, Women's Club, Republican Women's Club and Christian Women's Club. She was a Godly encourager and teacher of the Bible to her family, friends and community. She was a faithful witness of Jesus to everyone she ever met.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joel of almost 58 years in 2000. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy to a very grateful family of three children; Patrick Phillips of Winter Park, John Phillips of Montverde and Barbara Grace Hunt of Winter Park, along with nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805 on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Prior to the service, there will be visitation with family and friends beginning at 9:4S AM. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Palm Cemetery in Winter Park.
Funeral arrangements are being coordinated through Carey-Hand Cox Parker Funeral Home, 1350 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Please sign online guest registry at www.careyhand.com
Pat and Barbara,
Visits with Elizabeth were always inspiring and informative; they gave me much to reflect on while driving home and beyond. I can’t put into words how much her friendship meant. She was a very special lady! Donnapotter
Donna PotterTangerine, FL
I will miss your mother. She was a down-to -earth person who loved the Lord.
I had the pleasure of knowing her for 40 years and always enjoyed her conversation and company. Her smiling countenance and enthusiasm for many different topics were highlights of being in the company of Mrs. Phillips. She was a joy to know and am so privileged to have had her as part of my life. My sincere condolences at the loss of this great lady.
Patsi FranklinMaitland, FL
Barbara, We want to extend our sincere condolences and sympathy to you and your family. Donna T. and Kip
Donna T. & Kip MarchmanWinter Park, FL
Barbara, and family Len and I send our condolences. So sorry about your mother and grandmother. She has had a long life of 97 years. May God give you peace during these difficult times. Our hearts go out to all of you and know that she is at peace now. We never are ready to loose a loved one.
Len and Ann GabrielOrlando, FL