Alexus Pookie Shiann Phillips

October 22, 1995December 28, 2013
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Alexus Shiann Phillips, 18, of Hudson passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Alexus was born in Caldwell County and was the daughter of Tiffany Wilcox Phillips of Hudson. She was in many pageants where she won lots of trophies and beautiful crowns. She was a cheerleader for Southern Caldwell Optimist on the Lakers basketball team for many years. Alexus also cheered for Hudson Optimist. While in second grade she was chosen for student role model of the year and top AR reader at Valmead Basic School. When in third grade Alexus was inducted into AIG where she participated in the program until she left middle school. Alexus was a cheerleader for Hudson Middle School. She also played the flute and oboe for the middle school band. When Alexus attended South Caldwell High School she continued her activities in the South Caldwell Marching Band by being a member of the Color Guard. She also cheered for the South Caldwell Spartans. Alexus was in many advanced and honor classes there. She, every chance she got, gave blood to the American Red Cross to aide others. Alexus loved helping others and gave a great fight to stop bullying! She was a star employee at Bojangles in Hudson. She was just a pure joy to be around. Alexus was by far a wonderful daughter and loving friend.

She is preceded in death by her great grandmother, Elmina Summerlin; great grandparents, Roger and Lillie Holtsclaw; step great grandparent, Harlie Wagoner.

In addition to her mother, those left to cherish her memory are her grandparents, Jerry and Vanessa Holtsclaw of Hudson; great grandparents, John Wilcox of Hudson and Shirley Wagoner of Hudson and Etta Phillips of Hudson; aunts, Tabetha Cook of Hudson and husband Nathan Cook, Donna Wagoner of Hudson and fiancé Casper Perez; great aunts, Shirley Chandler of Lenoir and husband Melvin, and Vivian Wilcox of Newton and fiancé Rodney Samson; uncle, Scott Burwell of Conway, SC and wife Susan Burwell; cousins, Lea Perez of Hudson, Cody Burwell, Jeremy Burwell, Elizabeth Burwell and Alexandria Burwell of South Carolina, Autumn Cook and Tanner Cook of Maiden.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 1, 2013 at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. All that attend are asked to wear there P.J.’s and no black garments are requested. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with Reverend Bob Holtsclaw officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Cook, Casper Perez, Rodney Samson, Dallas Wilcox, Sr., Austin Wilcox and Kenneth Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Mastroly, Jimmy Adkins, Dillion McDonald, Masen Wilcox and Robert Marsh.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the American Red Cross, P O Box 774, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Alexus Shiann Phillips.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, January 1, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 2, 2014

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jessica dillard

January 2, 2014

Tippy.... I am still at a loss for words. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your and Alexus' life. She was a very special person who loved life. She will always live in our hearts. Love, Jessica, Jen, & Danielle

Debbie Wilcox

January 2, 2014

Alexis was a true gift from god . She was always sweet and kind to everyone.She was the light of her family.Alexis knew her whole family loved and cherished her.My heart and prayers are with her family. I remember when the cutie pie was born.And how happy each of you were that days.I loved Alexis and all of you very much!!!

January 2, 2014

Sorry for the loss of such a beautiful young lady. My heart felt sympathy goes out to "THE PHILLIPS FAMILY".May GOD have met you at his gates. Susan Setzer(New Bern,N.C,28562

Madison Harrison

January 2, 2014

Baby girl, I miss you so much. I know you are happy and smiling still, and I can't wait to see that happy face again. I love you, Sissy.

Bridgette Haas

January 2, 2014

There are no words for what happened to you or why. I remember you coming in this world and how happy your family was. You made everybody proud and you were a wonderful young woman. You will be missed by many. Rest easy baby.

sarah robbins

January 2, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family

Kelly Woodie

January 2, 2014

The Woodies continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. The many messages on this site are a testament to the many lives you touched.

I will always remember how you came after school as a volunteer to help your mom teach cheers to her Green Hornets Squad & how those girls tried so hard to mimic your every move. You was so patient as you repeated the cheers over & over with your mom til every girl knew them.

You'll live on in the hearts of many!
Kelly & Karson Woodie

Kelsey Pitts

January 2, 2014

Alexus you were a really good friend throughout our years at South Caldwell im sorry you was taken from this earth so soon you will be missed pretty girl love much!!

Jessica Anderson

January 2, 2014

God bless your family in these troubled times. Thoughts and prayers for you all !!!!

Lindsey Pope

January 2, 2014

You were such an amazing person and a wonderful best friend. You made cheering so much fun for me without you it wouldn't have been as fun as it was. I wish I could have one more of our weekends together or one more carowinds trip with you. You will forever remain in my heart beautiful angel. I can't wait to reunite and cheer with you in heaven. I love you<3