Mary Ila Butler Phillips, 91, of Dublin, was escorted into her heavenly home, prepared especially for her, at 3:20am on Friday, April 26, 2019 while resting peacefully at the Hospice facility in Whiteville, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband: Quince J. Phillips; granddaughter: Beverly Phillips; five brothers and one sister. Mary Ila leaves behind two daughters: Annelle Waldron (Robert) of Whiteville, Gay Phillips (David) of Delco; five grandchildren: Missy Harris (Paul), Robin Gore (Joey), Lori Anne Wright (Jeff), Quincy Phillips (Courtney), Nickolas Phillips (Candance) and ten great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 29th from 10:00am-11:15am in the fellowship hall of Dublin Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held in the church sanctuary at 11:30am with Rev. Joseph Foster officiating service.
Yes, we grieve, but not as those who have no hope of seeing our mother again!! I Thessalonians 4: 13-18 assures of that reunion day and tells us to comfort one another with the words of assurance written there. What a day that will be! Mama sang that song often! Especially when life was challenging her ability to meet the situation or task at hand. We can only imagine the joy that is her's today because witnessing for Jesus Christ was her greatest joy until her last breath!
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dublin Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church PO Box 186 Dublin, North Carolina 28332 or to The Gideons International PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214-0800.