2012-07-19 / Obituaries

Emily B. Phillips

Emily Phillips, 101, longtime resident of Berkley, Mich., passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

She was born in Manistique, Mich., on May 5, 1911, and was one of seven children. Emily graduated from Manistique High School in 1928. Soon after she moved to Detroit, Mich. and attended business school.

She married Carman Phillips in 1931, and enjoyed a long and loving marriage. Emily was a lifetime member of the Harland Rebekah Lodge, No. 395, of Berkley. She loved gardening, fishing and color tours in the Upper Peninsula. She even water skied at age 60. She loved to crochet and make sock dolls for all the new babies.

Surviving are her children Keith (Sarah) Phillips, and Robert (Anna) Phillips; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carman, her parents, two sons Jack and Donald Phillips, and her six siblings.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 18, from 3-9 p.m. at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 Twelve Mile Road (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue) in Berkley. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Clinton Township.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.sawyerfuller.com.

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