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Brenda Williams Phillips

Brenda Phillips, obitPULASKI — Brenda Gail Williams Phillips, 61, of Pulaski, reunited with her mother in Heaven Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014.

She was born in Henry County June 15, 1952 to Wilbur Marvin Williams Jr. and the late Irene Reeves Williams. She was a 1970 graduate of Pulaski High School and received her nursing degree from Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley. She was employed by Pulaski Health and Rehab Center.

Brenda was an avid sports fan, sponsor and organizer, having worked with chess, swim, basketball, baseball, football, wrestling, track, soccer and volleyball teams over the last 40 years.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jeff; her children, Shaun Phillips and Baylee Harrell, Nick and Jill Phillips, Ghish and Jim Cady, Woody and Liz Phillips, Jessie Phillips; sister-in-law, Jenny Proko; brother, Gary and Debbie Williams; sister, Melinda Williams; her precious grandchildren, Trent, Sean, Savannah, Natalie, Griffin, Clayton, Macaylah, Noah, Kate, Dalton, John and Tyler; lifelong friends, Harold and Leona Fagg; special nurse, Julia Tate, and numerous cousins, aunts, friends, work associates and neighbors.

The funeral services will be held Friday, March 21, 11 a.m., at New Dublin Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Thornsprings Methodist Church Cemetery. A reception will be held at New Dublin Presbyterian Church following the burial. The family will receive friends Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Brenda’s honor to one of her favorite sports associations: Lady Cougars Basketball Boosters; Fairlawn Warriors – Phillips and/or Virginia Warriors – Fritz. Donations may be handed to Jeff in person or mailed to Brenda Phillips at 934 Carriage Hill Drive, Pulaski, VA 24301.

Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Cindy Reeves Clifton

    March 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    We could not believe it when daddy (Sonny Reeves) called and told us the news. I remember when Papa & Nannie and Uncle Wilbur & Aunt Irene had a family gathering one summer weekend when they lived in Martinsville – I miss those times. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Cindy, Mike, Jesse & Sara

  2. Dean

    March 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I graduated with Brenda from P.H.S. and was shocked to read of her passing. I took swimming lessons with her back in the 60′s at the old Y over behind Jefferson Mills with Eddie Crews as our coach. Have known the entire family for many, many years, and they have always been so kind and nice to everybody. I pray for her family and hope they will be comforted by great memories.

  3. Emmett David Umberger

    March 23, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I was just breezing thru the southwest times from my home in northern Va. I came upon Brenda’s obituary. It was like someone hit me in the heart. I remember what a remarkable beautiful person she was in high school. God bless the family, its a sad day for Pulaski at the passing of such a great person. Heaven has just received a gift from the world, God bless all, David

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