McMillan Funeral Home

702 West College Street, Booneville, MS


Barbara Phillips

September 12, 1941April 18, 2020

Barbara Nell Phillips, 78, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born September 12, 1941, to Walter F. and Prudence Storey. She was a retired bus driver and cafeteria worker for the Thrasher School for several years. She was a Baptist, and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, all kinds of needle work, growing a vegetable garden, freezing and canning, genealogy and sharing her findings with family. Barbara and Bobby traveled in their retirement years and enjoyed seeing the country with their dear friends, Lex and Ruby Cain.

A graveside service will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 20, 2020, at Sardis Cemetery in Rienzi, MS with Bro. David Harper. Services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bobby Wayne Phillips; one son, Danny (Tammy) Phillips; two daughters, Marilyn (Jim) Holt and Beth (Mark) Johnson; one brother, Joseph (Betty) Storey; one sister, Elizabeth (Bud) Cox; six grandchildren, Jamie (Sara) Holt, Kimberly (Matthew) Knight, Samantha (Justin) Hatfield, Nicole (Jacob) Wiginton, Arleigh Johnson and Nellie Kate Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Daniel Knight, Ruby Kate Knight and Jake Holt; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Charlene Horn.

Pallbearers are Jake Holt, Daniel Knight, Jamie Holt, Matthew Knight, Justin Hatfield and Jacob Wiginton.

Honorary pallbearer is Ruby Kate Knight.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.


  • Bobby Wayne Phillips, Husband
  • Danny Phillips (Tammy), Son
  • Marilyn Holt (Jim), Daughter
  • Beth Johnson (Mark), Daughter
  • Joseph Storey (Betty), Brother
  • Elizabeth Cox (Bud), Sister
  • Jamie Holt (Sara), Grandson
  • Kimberly Knight (Matthew), Granddaughter
  • Samantha Hatfield (Justin), Granddaughter
  • Nicole Wiginton (Jacob), Granddaughter
  • Arleigh Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Nellie Kate Johnson, Granddaughter
  • Daniel Knight, Great-Grandson
  • Ruby Kate Knight, Great-Granddaughter
  • Jake Holt, Great-Grandson
  • Walter F. Storey, Father (deceased)
  • Prudence Storey, Mother (deceased)
  • Charlene Horn, Sister (deceased)

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  • Jake Holt , Active
  • Daniel Knight , Active
  • Jamie Holt, Active
  • Matthew Knight, Active
  • Justin Hatfield, Active
  • Jacob Wiginton, Active
  • Ruby Kate Knight , Honorary


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


Barbara Phillips

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Susan Wilbanks

April 20, 2020

Beth, I’m so sorry to read of your Mother’s passing.

She certainly left behind a wonderful wife for Mark and Mother to Arleigh and Nellie Kate.

Will be praying for you and Marilyn and the family.


Rebecca West

April 20, 2020

We are thinking of you and praying for you during this sad time.

Rebecca and David West


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