Phylliss Garrett Henderson

January 7, 1955June 7, 2021

Phylliss Garrett Henderson, age 66, of Sylacauga, Alabama passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021. Phylliss was born January 7, 1955.

Phylliss is survived by her son Bryant Henderson; son-in-law Matthew Shea; brother Donald Ray Garrett; cousins Scotty Millender, Connie & Mark McCandless, Roy Jr & Nita Strickland and Peggy Coleman.

Phylliss was preceded in death by her parents Howard "Snuffy" and Sibble Louise Garrett; and friend Jesse Wood.

A visitation for Phylliss will be held Friday, June 11, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Curtis and Son North Chapel. A graveside service will occur Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

She was a proud graduate of B. B. Comer Memorial School (1973) where she actively participated as a member of the Marching Sound of Gold as a trumpet player and majorette. She touched the lives of thousands of Sylacauga youth by having served as a youth sports coach in basketball, cheerleading, softball, and baseball for over 25 years with the Sylacauga Parks & Recreation Department and Sylacauga Little League. She was owner and Operator of P&D's Food Mart for 20+ years, served as president and officer with the Sylacauga Jaycees for several years and was highly engaged in the community of Sylacauga.

To celebrate Phylliss’ many years of service to the youth and athletics of Sylacauga, the family strongly encourages donations to the Sylacauga Parks and Recreation Athletics Department in memory of Phylliss G. Henderson in lieu of flowers/greenery. Donations can be made via check payable to Sylacauga Parks and Recreation Athletics Department and sent to PO Box 1245, Sylacauga, AL 35150. Or memorial donations can be sent to Bryant Henderson via Venmo @BryantHenderson and the family will deliver to SPARD.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Henderson family.


  • Bryant Henderson, Son
  • Matthew Shea, Son-in-law
  • Donald Ray Garrett, Brother
  • Scotty Millender, Cousin
  • Connie & Mark McCandless, Cousins
  • Roy Jr & Nita Strickland, Cousins
  • Peggy Coleman, Cousin
  • Howard "Snuffy" and Sibble Louise Garrett, Parents (deceased)
  • Jesse Wood, Friend (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 11, 2021


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Ruth Grice

June 10, 2021

I’ve know Phyllis for a long time. She was a dear friend. So Sorry for the families loss. Will be praying for the family. Rest In Peace Phyllis.


June 9, 2021

Brian, so sorry that we have not been able to meet with your mom and you. I am so sorry for your loss as I know she loved you very much.

Bill Fetner, moms half brother.

Debra Hornsby

June 9, 2021

So sorry to hear this news. Phyllis was a friend to all and will be missed. Always loved her smile when you walked into P&D Foodmart. Sending prayers for her family

Jewel & Michael Huntley

June 8, 2021

Our deepest sympathy for the Family & Friends of Phylliss Garrett Henderson. Praying for comfort & strength for you all. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.