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Martha Georganna Phillips
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Martha Georganna Phillips, 100, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away March 3, 2018.

Born in Charleroi, PA, she lived in Long Branch, PA, next door to my dad, about ¼ mile. She married prior to his departure for Army duty in the pacific theater of WWII. Upon his return they bought the family farm my dad was born on and moved into his family home on 54 acres. Mom was a farm wife with chickens, pigs, cows, and horses. She drove trucks and tractors, whatever was needed and raised two children. After dad passed in 1990, she stayed on the farm until 97, then moved to Virginia Beach and Cape Henry Towers where she started a new life. Her hobbies were Ladies Auxiliary, Methodist church, boating, and she enjoyed night clubs and parties. She attended Francis Asbury United Methodist Church.

Mom made friends easily, and was outgoing and assertive. At C.H.T. she helped manage the library until she was no longer able and went out to eat with the lunch bunch. She drove her car until she was 97 and afflicted with Dementia.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, James Irven Phillips. Left to cherish her memory: her son, Dennis I. Phillips and wife, Brenda, of Virginia Beach, VA; three grandchildren, Chad David Phillips of Virginia Beach, VA, Nathan Bradley Phillips of Arlington, VA, and Adam Wade Phillips of Virginia Beach, VA; four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Zachary Phillips of Virginia Beach and Matilda and Eloise Phillips of Arlington, VA.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Lesner Inn and Catering Club, Shore Dr., Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel assisting the family. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com


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Celebration of Life

Saturday

17

Mar

2:00 PM
Lesner Inn Catering Club

3319 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

322 8th Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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