Phyllis M. Vann

June 2, 1950February 17, 2021

Phyllis M. Vann, of Atlanta, passed away on February 17, 2021.

Phyllis was born in Atlanta to Lamar and Margaret McGarity. She attended the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and received her Masters Degree from Mercer University. She worked for many years and retired as a Controller for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. Phyllis served on the Board of Equalization for Dekalb County and was a large supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Phyllis was known for her blonde hair, infectious laugh, and adventurous spirit. Her friendships and love for travel brought her to Africa, Iceland, Italy, and many more. Phyllis’s life was devoted to being a loving mother, daughter, grandmother and friend.

Phyllis is survived by her mother, Margaret McGarity, her son, Brandon Scott Vann (Christina), sister, Elaine Adams (Rick), and two grandchildren, Eva and Aidan Vann.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday February 21, 2021 at Floral Hills Memory Gardens with Bill Carr officiating.

The family of Phyllis Vann wishes to extend our sincere thanks to her caregivers Dawn Shuler, Jessica Moore, Glenda Medina, and Ruth Patterson.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Pam Strohmeier

February 22, 2021

Your mom will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and love for life..thinking of you you.

Darlene Mclelland

February 21, 2021

To my best friend for 52 years. You will never be forgotten

John Strohmeier

February 21, 2021

This is the mother of someone we really care about. Love Uncle John

Lynda Idleman

February 19, 2021

I played duplicate bridge with Phyllis. She and her partner were formidable but fun opponents. She will be missed.

Glenda Willoughby

February 19, 2021

I worked with Phyllis at INPO and send my deepest sympathy on her passing.

Holly Beard

February 18, 2021

Phyllis had many friends at INPO, and I consider myself one of them. She was a wonderful lady, happy, fun, smart, loving, kind, and an absolute pleasure to be around. I know she's in a better place now, and I will miss her. My prayers to her family.

Karen Tiedemann

February 18, 2021

I worked with Phyllis at INPO. It was a privilege to work with such a wonderful person. She will never be forgotten. God bless her family. My prayers are with you.