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Mrs. Lois Jean McLain Phillips, ….

Mrs. Lois Jean McLain Phillips, age 81, died on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the Treutlen County Health and Rehabilitation

Center in Soperton. Mrs. Phillips was born in Toombs County and grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Community of Toombs County. After graduating from Lyons High School in 1956, she attended Secretarial/Business School in Atlanta. Upon completion, she returned home and worked in Swainsboro for Warnock and Calhoun Wholesale Grocers. She later joined Handi House in Swainsboro, where she remained for over 30 years, retiring in 2007. She was a longtime member of Morningside Baptist Church, where she played the piano for a short time. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cannie and Florene Kitchens McLain; her siblings, Everette McLain and Dorothy Cobb; and an infant son, Kerry Phillips.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Shannon Phillips, and 2 sons, Terry Phillips (Laura), and Ronnie Phillips, all of Soperton; 3 granddaughters, Brandi Dykes (Justin), Brenna Phillips, and Chloe Phillips; 1 grandson, Jacob Phillips; 3 great-grandchildren, Mason, Madilyn and Abigail; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Eunice Gillis of Dublin.

A graveside funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., in Boiling Springs Cemetery, with Rev. Louis Pierce and Rev. Vic Fordham officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Sammons Funeral Home in Soperton was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lois Phillips

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