Phyllis Kaye West


Phyllis Kaye West, 67, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.

Above all, she loved spending time with her family. Her grandbabies are her world. She loved spending time in the mountains, but the beach was her favorite place in the whole world. She was an avid "Candy Crusher" and enjoyed making quilts for her grandbabies, 47 quilts to be exact. She always put others before herself.

Showing and making people feel loved was her greatest gift. She loved Rod Stewart and loved Elvis Presley, enough to send flowers to his funeral.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Barnes; the love of her life for 45 years, Tony Lee West Sr.; and Princess Grandbaby, Maranda Kinsey “Ran-Ran” Wright.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children: Tony Lee “Bubbie” (Netta) West Jr., Rhonda (Chip) Pendergrass, Christopher “Bo” Barnes Sr., Sherry Lee (Timmy) Wright, James “Sach” (Gail) West Sr., Tammy (Eddie) Garren, Margie “Charlie” (Skip) Lee; bonus children: Jessica Thompson West and Johnny and MaryLee Sims; siblings: Teresa Brooks, Janie Cancler, Bobby Barnes and Charlie Barnes; grandchildren: Nick West, Cierra (Shanon) Smith, Elizabeth Barnes, Emma (Travis) Ezell, Erikka (Cody) West, Maranda Kinsey Wright, Christopher (Jada) Barnes Jr., Ross Pendergrass, Cory “Coryman” Harbin, James “Jim” (Jordan) West Jr., Morgan (Shawn) Adams, Rex Pendergrass, Linsey “Lou” Lee, Toni Bruhn and Gracie Lee; and great-grandchildren: Preston West, Keegan Smith, Addie Jaye Ezell, Christopher “Trip” Barnes, III, Novalee Smith, Kinley “Chunky Monkey” Ezell and Makynzie Adams.

The family will receive friends on Thursday,  from 4 until 9 p.m., in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2415 Georgetown Road in Cleveland.

The family will have additional visitation Friday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

A Celebration of Life service will begin at 2 p.m Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, with the Rev. Ronnie Dotson officiating.


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