Juanita Olean Phillips

Juanita Olean Phillips, 92, of Anna, and formerly of Elkville, passed away very peacefully at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at the home of her daughter.

She was 11 days short of her 93rd birthday and passed away from the effects of an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Juanita and Bob were both lovingly cared for by their daughters, Teresa Phillips and Susan Grigsby, granddaughter Jessica Grigsby and son-in-law Kevin Grigsby, all of Anna.

Other survivors include son Dennis (Vicki) Phillips of Elkville, daughter-in-law Diem Phillips, grandson Apen (Sheila) Phillips, granddaughter Debi (Alan) Butler, great-grandchildren Kelli Jones (Charlie), Christopher Butler and Aprena Phillips, all of the Huntsville, Ala., area, brother Bruce (Patty) Jackson of Bluford and sister Marilyn Jackson of Fairfield.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Lee Phillips, in 2012; son Michael Kent Phillips in 2020; grandson Byron Christopher Phillips in 1996; parents Carl and Ada Jackson; sister JoAnn Farris; and brothers Junior, James, Vernon, Robert and Larry Jackson.

The family shared a very special thank you to their wonderful angel nurse, RN Sonya Smith of Addus, for the very special love and care she gave to their Mom and family as well during the past four years.

All family and friends were invited to attend a graveside service which was held at the Elkville Cemetery in Elkville on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Tim Gossett officiated.

Burial was in the Elkville Cemetery in Elkville.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin was in charge of arrangements.

For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.

The Gazette-Democrat

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