Frances L. Weeks Phillips, 94, of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord and her loved ones who have gone before on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga.
She was born and raised in Soddy Daisy, where she and her late husband of 54 years, J.L. Phillips, raised a family of nine children.
She worked in the family businesses and retired from the Soddy Daisy High School cafeteria. The couple retired to Dunnellon, Fla., where they lived for 15 years. She spent the last 21 years in Cleveland, where she attended Hopewell Baptist Church.
She spent her life volunteering in all of her churches: Daisy Church of God, Citrus Springs Church of God and Hopewell. She loved family and friends and willingly showed her affection. She also enjoyed reading, travel and crocheting, which she shared generously with those around her.
Also proceeding her in death were parents, Bert and Mamie Weeks; brothers: Charles and Raymond Weeks; sister, Elizabeth Fussell; daughter, Edna (Betty) Langley; son, James Bernard Phillips; grandsons: Charles Phillips and Anthony Ingle; and son-in-law, Neal Ingle.
Sheis survived by her children: Norma (George) Smith of Cleveland, Ray (Patricia) Phillips of Hixson, Alma Ingle of Rossville, Geneva (Jimmy) Wease of Albany, Ga., Paulette (Tom) Shipley of Huntingtown, Md., Karen Phillips of East Ridge and Joe (Carol) Phillips of Soddy Daisy; 21 living grandchildren and their spouses; 34 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, James (Maxine) Langley; daughter-in-law, Peggy Phillips; sisters: Hazel (Jensy) Grant, Betty Jean (Carl) Gooden and Patricia (Austin) Swafford; brother, J.B. Weeks; and many, many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with the Revs. Ed Eldredge and Jimmy Wease on Monday, July 29, 2013, with interment to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hopewell Baptist Church (Maintenance and Building Fund) 188 old Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland TN 37312.
The family has entrusted in Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343, www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.