Phyllis Jean Fleming

October 2, 1946October 27, 2020

Phyllis Jean Shackett Fleming, 74, of Collinsville, VA passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020. She was born October 2, 1946 in Moberly, Missouri to Roy Allen Lessly and Doris Lee Adcock. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald S. Shackett; son, Donald Allen Shackett; her second husband, Stanford Jerome Fleming; and stepson, Aaron Fleming.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Brenda Dunwoody; son-in-law, Army Colonel James Dunwoody; grandsons, Army CPT Robert Dunwoody and Christopher Dunwoody; son, Army CSM Kelly Shackett and daughter-in-law, Lesley Shackett; granddaughters, Amber Myers, Hannah Shackett and Hayden Shackett; great-grandchildren, Emma and Claire Dunwoody and Allan and Landon Myers; step daughter, Vanessa Stanley and her children.

Phyllis was very proud of her and her family’s military service. She was among the first group of women to ever serve in the regular branch of the Army and not in the women’s Army Corp.

Mrs. Fleming was a professor at Patrick Henry Community College and was a member of Fieldale United Methodist Church.

A private service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Women in Military for America Memorial at Locate the "Donate Now" button and select "Donate in Memory of...". Additionally, a check may be sent in memory to: Military Women's Memorial 200 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 400, Arlington, VA. 22203.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville, VA. To express online condolences, please visit


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Lynnette Kyle

November 7, 2020

I met Phyllis through the Martinsville Elks Lodge where Stan was a member. She helped me to get her son-in-law as a speaker for our annual Veteran's event a couple of years back. She was so very proud of her own service as well as the service of her son and son-in-law and grandson. I am thankful for the service of this family and so very sorry for the loss.

Latoya Brown

November 5, 2020

Phyllis, was my friend we had the most amazing hour long conversation in The Dollar Tree (one of her favorite stores). I didn’t think that would be the last time I would have the opportunity to hug/see her on this side. We will see each other again!! I love you Phyllis 😘

Helen Parnell

November 5, 2020

Phyllis Was A Very Sweet Lady!!! She Will Definitely Be Missed!! R.I.P. Mrs. Phyllis!! PRAYERS For The Family And Friends!!! 🙏🙏🙏❤️

Cheryl Joyce

November 5, 2020

I had the great pleasure of working with the energetic Phyllis for many years. Her love for life and PHCC was only surpassed by her love for family. Cherish each memory of her and she cherished each of you.

Marie Bowers

November 5, 2020

I can't express in words , how much she will be missed! She was a star that shine so bright and seen the best in everyone!

Darin Barbour

November 4, 2020

Such a wonderful person and great teacher. I will forever be grateful for her friendship, support and mentorship.

judy robertson

November 4, 2020

Phyliss was always such a happy out going person who was always willing to help with anything she could. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and loved them very much. We have lost a great friend. My sincere sympathy to each of you at this time. You will all continue to be in my prayers as you suffer the loss of your Mom.

Dawn Hundley

November 4, 2020

Phyllis was a firecracker! She was my teacher, confidante and friend. She helped me through school at PHCC and difficult life decisions in the late 90s. She was close to my husband and we had dinner together a few weeks ago. Just an amazing woman who will be missed.

Susan Moxley

November 4, 2020

She would always have a smile on her face on campus. She was such an encouragement to her students. She will be greatly missed.

Becky Guilliams

November 4, 2020

I am so heart broken that I never got to share a laugh or hug over the past 10 months. Phyllis you will be missed by everyone you touched.


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