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Jamenell Doris Phillips

Obituary Date: Monday, September 23, 2013

Mrs. Jamenell Doris Phillips, age 88, of Pelion, South Carolina beloved wife of the late Nelson Lee Phillips, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013. Born in Cornelia, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe Collins and Sallie Carolyn Spencer Collins. She was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church.


A memorial service for Jamenell Doris Phillips, was held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2013 at Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Officiating was Rev. Tony Rowell. The family greeted friends following the service in the chapel.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the Level Grove Cemetery with Rev. Roy G. Rogers officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.

Jamenell was a graduate of Cornelia High School, Cornelia, GA, in 1941. She attended Furman University for fashion design and was known for making clothes for her whole family. She was always busy, making sure her children were happy, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, High School Marching Band, Mother Advisor for West Columbia # 36 order of the Rainbow for Girls. Jamenell was also a Worthy Matron of New Brookland #104 Order of the Eastern Star, Arabi Temple #141, Daughters of the Nile and a President of the Saluda River Women's Club. Socializing with others was second nature while she traveled with Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club, meeting people in all 50 states, six of the seven provinces of Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Jamenell loved to go ride to see the holiday decorations, the leaves changing color in the mountains, and the special things you can only find in a town you haven't visited before.

Surviving are her son, James "Jim" David Phillips (Carrie) of Marshville, NC; daughter, Paula Lynn Phillips Coleman of Pelion; grandchildren, Lisa Lynn Phillips of Fairfax, VA, Justin Michael Coleman of West Columbia, Megan Elizabeth Coleman of Pelion, April Lynn Phillips Helms (Chris) of Marshville, NC and David Lee Phillips of Indian Trail, NC; great-grandchildren, Aimee Paige Phillips of Fairfax, VA and Jonathan Spencer Coleman of Pelion. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Robert Collins and a sister, Carolyn Tennie Collins Gillham.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ESTARL, c/o Mary Coggins, PO Box 866, Elgin, SC 29045.

Local arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Georgia.
Funeral Date
09/28/2013 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Whitfield Funeral Home