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Edith "Edie" Phillips

March 28, 2017 ~ March 25, 2017
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Edith “Edie” June McKelvey Phillips, age 78, went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2017.  Edie was born on May 15, 1938 in Franklin County, Tennessee.  She was preceded in death by her father, R.J. “Jack” McKelvey, her beloved mother, Elaine Arnold McKelvey, her brother Robert E. “Bob” McKelvey, and her bonus daughter Suzanne Phillips. 

She leaves behind the love of her life, Henry Monroe Phillips.  They were married on February 14, 1983 and have shared an amazing life.  Even through the trying and sometimes difficult times of raising 8 children between them, they have remained steadfast in their love and faith for 34 years.  Henry has remained a faithful and loving caretaker to the end and he can find peace in knowing that they will be reunited in Heaven one day.

Edie’s love of the Lord and her family were known by all that knew her.  She was never ashamed to share the gospel with everyone around.  Our peace comes from knowing that she is now in the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ.  She was a proud grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved watching her grandchildren as they participated in numerous activities. In her earlier years she enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was quite accomplished at both.  She enjoyed her employment as a secretary at SCI, from where she retired to raise her bonus family.

Edie is survived by her children and bonus children.   Son, Greg Elmore, his wife Lori, granddaughters Embree and Enslee.  Grandson Reid Forester, his wife Holly, great grandchildren Hunter Forester Alamillo, Hope Forester, Hailey Forester and Benjamin. Granddaughter Lisa Thygerson, her husband, John, great grandson Shaun Forester.  Grandson Ryan Elmore, his wife Jessica.  Grandson, Adam Elmore, his wife, Lisa,  great grandsons Silas, Elijah and soon to arrive great granddaughter Amelia.  Grandson, Anthony James Elmore, great grandson Gavin.  Son Tim Elmore, his wife Patricia, Grandson Joshua Elmore, his wife Ashley, great granddaughter Peyton, great grandsons, Hudson and  Henry.  Granddaughter Jacquelyn, her fiance, Daryl Luna, great grandson, Brayden.  Daughter Elizabeth Elmore Bryant, her husband Phillip, grandsons Cameron Bryant, Dylan Bryant and Blake Bryant.  Daughter Lisa Phillips.  Son Rick Phillips, his wife, Alexandria, granddaughter Serena.  Daughter Sarah Phillips.  Daughter Sherry Nixon, her husband, Nathan, grandson, Austin Nixon, great grandsons Aliyas and Aidon, grandson Brandon Nixon, great granddaughter Caelyn Rose, grandson, Thomas Nixon, great grandson Seth,  granddaughter, Suzanne.  Grandson,

Service will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1936 Elkwood Section Rd., Hazel Green, AL.  Visitation from 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.  Service immediately following from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethlehem Christian Academy.  A scholarship fund has been set up in honor of Edith Phillips.  Donations can be mailed to:

Bethlehem Christian Academy

1936 Elkwood Section Rd.

Hazel Green, AL  35750

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