OBITUARY

Glenda Gibbs Phillips

April 4, 1948February 8, 2018

Funeral service for Mrs. Glenda Gibbs Phillips, 69, of Anniston will be held at 2pm on Sunday February 11th, 2018 at Parker Memorial Baptist Church with Bro. Mack Amis officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-2pm at the church. A private graveside will be held on Monday at Forestlawn Gardens.

Survivors include her husband of over 48 years, David A. Phillips; daughter Leigh Ann McCullough (Keith); son John David Phillips (Reagan); grandchildren Brennan and Emma McCullough, Cade, Will, and Gibbs Phillips; her mother Frances Erlene Gibbs; and her many brothers and sisters in love.

She is preceded by her father, Alvin E. Gibbs.

Pallbearers will be John David Phillips, Keith McCullough, Brennan McCullough, Cade Phillips, Will Phillips, Gibbs Phillips, Greg Stone, Jim Hicks, Danny Hicks, Phillip Robinson, and Robert Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Covenant Class, the Genesis Class, and the Stan Martin Class of Parker Memorial; the faculty of Golden Springs Elementary School; the faculty of Oxford Elementary (previously OMS); the members of Persephone Garden Club; and members of the Philomathic club.

She graduated from Anniston High School in 1966. She attended Jacksonville State University where she obtained her Masters degree and a AA in education and later obtained a certification in counseling. She received many awards as an outstanding educator throughout her career. She was a member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church since she was a child, where she taught adult and youth Sunday School and served in various ways throughout her life. After retiring from education, she taught a Bible study for stay at home mothers throughout the county and enjoyed keeping her grandchildren.

She enjoyed her free time working with flowers, gardening, cooking, and being with her family and friends.

Because of her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she touched lives everywhere she went; from teaching at Noble Street Elementary, Golden Springs Elementary, and Oxford Middle to the stranger in the grocery store line, she always left her mark. She loved indiscriminately.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and friend and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parker Memorial Baptist Church, the Kiwanis Club of Anniston or the Big Oak Ranch.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Blair Williams

February 13, 2018

Glenda,you are a childhood friend that no one ever forgets. We had wonderful times with Nan and Jumbo. Our heavenly Father will comfort your family and you will rejoice with Alvin until we all meet again. What a great day that be. I love you.

Kathy Sprayberry Wood

February 12, 2018

Glenda and I were truly sisters in every way except by blood. She was my sister of the heart and she always will be. Her family is my family, too. I will miss her until I join her in Heaven. To her precious family, please know that my heart hurts with yours. I love you all.

Delano Howard

February 12, 2018

David and family. I am sorry for the loss or your beautiful and sweet wife. I and my entire family loved Glenda as a true Christian friend. She had a heart of gold and was compassionate and understanding to the needs of others, a true friend. I know of your grief and the sorrow in your heart. She is in the arms of Jesus and singing of His glory. Bless her eternally.

Brooks Clark

February 12, 2018

Glenda was my girlfriend in the 3rd grade, at Woodstock school. (1958) As I grew older and moved away from Anniston I always knew that whoever could win her heart was going to one lucky fella. When Beth and I moved back to Anniston in 1983 we bumped into Glenda and her family at the goal post. She and David had created the most wonderful family and lived on a plane that we all aspire to achieve. Godspeed Glenda. You are indeed the best.

February 12, 2018

David,Arlin and I are just now hearing about Glenda.We are lifting prayers up for you and your family that God will surround you with peace.Glenda was a very special lady and will be missed dearly.

Brenda Elliott

February 11, 2018

A Truly beautiful person who loved everyone! Gave me some great advice many years ago and to this day I am greatful!
Condolences to all the family

Sharon Bailey

February 11, 2018

My heart is heavy for your family David. I have just been told about Glenda. What a legacy she has left with all the lives she has touched. My Heavenly Father will wrap His loving arms around each of you to take this day by day. I know your faith oh to well that you rejoice in her being with our Father.

Kathy Burns

February 11, 2018

Oh, David, how my heart hurts & yet rejoices that Glenda is now where we as Christ Followers long to be. She's with her Lord Jesus, her dad, my parents, my brother Donald & Nina plus a host of others. "What a day that will be...!" Gone from us here on earth much too soon--yet through tears, rejoicing that she's not suffering anymore. Glenda truly showed us how to live. I only know right now, I can cry with you, precious family. Continue what Glenda would have you to do-Trust Jesus (Proverbs 3:5-6) -He will see you through until the day HE calls us all home. (John 14:1-3) Love & prayers!

Susan Ulrey

February 11, 2018

I loved Glenda so much! May God hold your family in his arms ...she was an inspiration to so many!! My love to David, LeighAnn and John David.

Dennis Jenkins

February 11, 2018

Praying for David and his family.

FROM THE FAMILY