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Carolyn Nicholson Phillips

October 12, 1939 — March 17, 2024

Carolyn Nicholson Phillips, 84, passed away on March 17, 2024 in Chesterfield County, Virginia, after a long struggle with her health. She was born on October 12, 1939 in Triplet, Virginia to William Howard and Ruby Jewell Nicholson and is survived by her husband, William Atwell Phillips, and her sons and daughters-in-law, William Atwell Phillips, Junior and Robin Wingen Phillips, and Stephen Doyle Phillips and Tiffany Cutts Phillips. She is also remembered by her grandsons Cole William and his wife Sarah Phillips, and Tanner Phillips, as well as her beloved nieces Tara Perkinson, Tori Perkinson Long and her family, Tricia Perkinson Cole and her family, and Latane Grove and her family.

 

Carolyn graduated valedictorian from Brunswick High School in 1956 and was a Phi Beta Kappa student at James Madison University, graduating in 1960. She then began a decade long career teaching high school, primarily in Chesterfield County. She was a lifelong learner and was rarely without a book in her hands. She was also a fantastic cook and enjoyed playing the piano, especially for her family around Christmas. Carolyn was a devoted wife and mother who always put her love for her family before herself.

 

Special thanks go to her longtime physician, Doctor Hahn as well her special caregiver T. Carolyn Blair both of whom she grew to love very much for their exceptional care. Also, thanks to Bon Secours Hospice for their superior care and guidance through this difficult time.

 

Extra special thanks go to Robin Wingen Phillips who she came to rely on as her health declined. Robin was exceptionally good to her and she was blessed with two daughters-in-law she loved very much in Robin and Tiffany Cutts Phillips.

 

A visitation will be held at Williams Funeral Home -410 Windsor Avenue, Lawrenceville, VA. 23868, on March 22, 2024, at 1:00PM with a celebration of life at 2:00PM.  A private family burial will be held immediately after at Philadelphia United Methodist Church at 6072 Triplet Rd, Lawrenceville, VA 23868. The family asks that donations be given to Philadelphia United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

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Visitation

Friday, March 22, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Williams Funeral Home and Crematory

410 Windsor Ave., Lawrenceville, VA 23868

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 22, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Williams Funeral Home and Crematory

410 Windsor Ave., Lawrenceville, VA 23868

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