Patricia “Pat” Phillips, age 81, of Forest City, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, June 30, 2023 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Pat was born Friday, May 22, 1942 in Rutherford County to the late James S. Phillips and Irene Harrill Phillips. She was a member of the first graduating class of Chase High School in 1960 and also a graduate of Cecil’s Business College. Pat worked for First Union Bank & Loan as a loan assistant for twenty-five years and later as a receptionist for Joe Waters Honda for ten years. She was a lifetime member of Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church where she was a choir member, served in the nursery for twenty-five years and was an active member of the WMU. Pat enjoyed reading and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. She loved the Lord, her family and her church family very much.
Survivors include her brother, James E. Phillips (Betty) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; sisters, Rita Buckner (Glenn) and Sandra Carver (Hubert) all of Forest City. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Pat was loved by all and was a dedicated Christian, sister, aunt and friend.
The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 6th at Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Carnell officiating. Interment will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. At other times they will be gathered at 117 Trojan Lane, Forest City.
Memorial donations are requested to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.