Mrs. Phillips died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at a local area hospital following a sudden illness.
Born March 20, 1932, in Anderson County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Bennie Thomas and Essie Durham Seigler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Lewis Waldrop Jr.; three brothers and six sisters.
Mrs. Phillips retired from Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute with 16 years of dedicated service. She was a volunteer “Pink Lady” with the Hospital Auxiliary, as well as a volunteer with the Cornelia Soup Kitchen. Mrs. Phillips was a member of Baldwin Baptist Church. Frances was an avid reader, loved to travel, tell jokes and loved her grandkids. She was a very compassionate, kind and sweet spirit.
Survivors include her devoted and loving husband of 61 years, Billy Joe Phillips of Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and John Roll of Cumming; daughter, Sharon Waldrop of Lula; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Joe and Sally Phillips of Newton, N.C.; grandchildren, Melissa Reed, Dustin Waldrop, David Roll, Scott Roll, Ellen Phillips, Kevin Phillips and Neal Phillips; and great-grandchildren, Noah and Ethan Reed and Liberty and Lorelei Waldrop.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Phillips family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
May 22, 2013