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Shirley Jean Phillips

Shirley Jean Phillips, age 79, of Erwin, was called home on Monday, February 6, 2017, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Shirley was a native of Mitchell County, NC and was a daughter of the late Howard and Leva Honeycutt Presnell. She attended the Assembly of God when she was able. She never met a stranger and loved meeting new people. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Benny Phillips; sons: Jerry Wayne Phillips and Ronnie Phillips; grandson: Benjamin Phillips.

Shirley Jean Phillips has left behind to cherish her memories:

Daughters: Judy Phillips, of Erwin;

Donna Arnold, of Pikeville, TN;

Grandchildren: Amanda Engle, of Erwin;

Sarah White and Kevin Smith, of Erwin;

Shawn Phillips, of Telford;

Ethan Huskins, of FL;

Great-grandchildren: Anthony Engle, of Johnson City;

Aiyanna Smith, of Limestone Cove;

Braden Phillips, of Telford;

Boston Phillips, of Telford;

Brother: Sherell Presnell and wife Teresa, of Erwin;

Niece: Tonya Casey and husband Kim, of Erwin;

Nephew: Wayne Presnell and wife Tina, of Erwin;

Great-nieces: Hannah Cole and husband Bubba, of Erwin

Elisabeth Casey, of Erwin;

Great-nephew: Elijah Casey, of Erwin;

Numerous special friends.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Shirley Jean Phillips in a committal service to be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Evergreen Cemetery. Reverend Kim Casey will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by the Casey family. Pallbearers will be Kevin Smith, Terry Shelton, Shawn Phillips, Thomas Presnell, Bubba Cole and Sonny Brotherton.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Shirley Jean Phillips through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.