Mary L. Phillips, 77


Mrs. Mary L. Phillips, age 77, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, December 31, at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Lexsy with Rev. Cecil Dunlap officiating and Rev. Dr. Mario D. Webb, Sr. presiding. Interment followed in Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Mary was born September 15, 1945, to the late Louise Herrington Riddles. She served as a faithful member at the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Mary retired from Capro Inc. and enjoyed the rest of her life in retirement. Mrs. Phillips is preceded in death by her mother; husband, Rev. Rufus Phillips; sons, Jerry Cecil Phillips (Tennie) and Gary Lee Phillips; brothers, Ernest Herrington (Patricia), Ulysses Lee (Chenita), and Donnie Riddles; sister, Rosie Riddles.

Mrs. Phillips leaves to cherish her memories with two daughters, Carolyn Louise Phillips of Twin City and Tonya Phillips Foreman of Portal; brother-in-law, LeRoy Phillips (Sylvia); brothers and sisters, LeRoy Riddles (Calmeter) Arthur Lee Riddles (Mary), Louise Riddles Corley, and Barbara Riddles Sherrod (Roy); nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Mosley’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.