Phyllis Ann Higgins Utt

15 October, 194222 September, 2021
Obituary of Phyllis Ann Higgins Utt
Phyllis Ann Utt, 78, a resident of Harrisonburg, died September 22, 2021 at Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg. A daughter of the late William and Zola Sandy Higgins, she was born on October 15, 1942 in Harrisonburg where she was a lifelong resident. Phyllis was a member of Valley Lane Bowling League, and enjoyed bowling, bingo, and raising grandkids. She married Wilburt Utt who preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Ramirez of Harrisonburg, Kay Carter and husband Jarrell of Deerfield, VA; Sid Allman who was like a son she helped to raise from Briery Branch; a number of grandchildren, Stacey M. Luna, Jennifer Santiago and husband Carmelo, Melvin R. Bottenfield, Jr., Raymond Eavers and Rachel Eavers; great-grandchildren, Diego Luna, Erik Paz, Ryane Efraimson, Dylan and Nilah Eavers; and Aibel Bottenfield; one great-great-grandchild, Emberleigh Luna; one sister, Lois Shifflett and husband Ernie of Elkton; and a brother, Steven Higgins and wife Diane of Elkton. She was loved by many children she helped to care for. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Melvin Ray Eavers and Richard Allman; husbands DeRay Melvin Eavers and Wilburt Utt; and brothers, William “Ted” Higgins, and Danny Higgins, Sr. Her body will be cremated at Lindsey Funeral Home Chapel. There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. A memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm with Doug Davidson officiating. A dinner will be held at her home following the memorial service, everyone is welcome. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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  • Debbie Ramirez Daughter
  • Kay Carter (Jarrell) Daughter
  • Sid Allman Like A Son
  • Stacey M. Luna Grandchild
  • Jennifer Santiago (Carmelo) Grandchild
  • Melvin R. Bottenfield, Jr. Grandchild
  • Raymond Eavers Grandchild
  • Rachel Eavers Grandchild
  • Diego Luna Great-Grandchild
  • Erik Paz Great-Grandchild
  • Ryane Efraimson Great-Grandchild
  • Dylan Eavers Great-Grandchild
  • Nilah Eavers Great-Grandchild
  • Aibel Bottenfield Great-Grandchild
  • Emberleigh Luna Great-Great-Grandchild
  • Lois Shifflett (Ernie) Sister
  • Steven Higgins (Diane) Brother
  • Deray Melvin Eavers First Husband (deceased)
  • Wilbert Utt Second Husband (deceased)
  • Zola Sandy Higgins Mother (deceased)
  • William Higgins Father (deceased)
  • Melvin Ray Eavers Son (deceased)
  • Richard Allman Son (deceased)
  • William "Ted" Higgins Brother (deceased)
  • Danny Higgins, Sr. Brother (deceased)

Past Services

Sunday, 03 October, 2021


Sunday, 03 October, 2021

Memorial Service