Gladys M. Phillips

June 3, 1923April 15, 2018

Gladys E. Phillips, age 94, was reunited with the love of her life, James D. Phillips, on April 15, 2018, following an extended battle with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Gladys was born on June 3, 1923 to the late Earl H. Mawyer, Sr. and Edmonia M. Mawyer in Nelson County, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Phillips; parents Earl H. and Edmonia Mawyer; and brothers Earl H. Mawyer, Jr., Dover Mawyer, and Ryland (Chuck) Mawyer.

She is survived by brothers C. Donald (Becky) Mawyer, and Raymond (Peggy) Mawyer; sister-in-law Janie Mawyer; sister Charlotte Bradley; sons Mike (Paula) Phillips of Hudson, Ohio, and Tim (Kathy) Phillips of Powhatan, VA; in addition to grandchildren James, Daniel, Michelle and Michael Phillips; along with a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

After marrying Jim, they settled and raised their family in Charlottesville, VA. After transfer to Fredericksburg and retirement, they settled in Powhatan. Our mother used to say she walked in her husband’s shadow, but do not be fooled. Mom was the rock of the family and all things to all people, daughter, sister, mother, friend, aunt, babysitter and grandmother. In the end, mother was the role she cherished the most, but she excelled as a loving Grandmother also. We are comforted to know that she is with our father once again, for over 50 years it was Sonny Boy and Gladys, Jim and Jody, Mom and Pop and they were inseparable. Special thanks go out to caregivers Diane and Brad Easter.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6-8pm, at Teague Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 1pm at Teague Funeral Home in Charlottesville, VA. Burial will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens, in Charlottesville, VA. Gladys, Mom, loved gardening and flowers, so if you would like to honor her, plant a flower. When it grows and blooms, think of her and smile.


20 April


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Teague Funeral Service

Charlottesville, Virginia

21 April

Funeral Service

1:00 p.m.

Teague Funeral Service

Charlottesville, Virginia


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Gladys M. Phillips

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