RUTH ANN PHILLIPS Obituary – July 17, 1943 – Dec. 12, 2020


Ruth Ann Chatman Phillips, 77, of Finger passed away Dec. 12, 2020 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at Goshen Methodist Church Cemetery at Coffeeville, Missi., with Pastor Michael Rickenbaker officiating.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be in January at the Christ Community Church in Henderson, day and time to be determined. Memorials may be made to The Tupelo Children’s Mansion, P. O. Box 167, Tupelo, MS  38802.
She was born July 17, 1943 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the daughter of the late Albert Frank and Irene Mae Tibbs Chatman. She graduated from Chester County High School. She married James Wade Phillips in 1977. They made their home in Finger. 
She worked 10 years at Salant & Salant and then Procter & Gamble for 26 and a half years.  She worked on the assembly line and then the bake mix lab before retiring in 1998.
She enjoyed helping others and was always doing something for the church. She loved to volunteer.
She was a member of Christ Community Church the Pentecostals of Henderson.   
She is survived by her husband, James Wade Phillips of Finger; a daughter, Esther Phillips of Houston, Texas; three stepdaughters, Judy Crowe of Finger, Yvonne Johnson of Henderson and Anita Hawkins of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Albert Leroy (Robbie) Chatman of Nesbitt, Miss., and Walter William King (Nadyne) of Conroe, Texas; one sister, Ivie Mae Chatman Rashall of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Angela Griffith, Larisa Barker, Tiffany Coles, Rebecca Gowens, Samantha Stark, Justin Coles, Wade Coles and Noah Phillips; and eight great-grandchildren, Jessie Griffith, Lauren Stark, Loralai Gowens, Casper Gowens, Audreanna Griffith, Abigal Stark, Olivia Gowens and Gideon Gowens.
She was preceded in death by two stepsons, John Phillips and Bob Phillips, and a stepdaughter Irene Phillips.