Peggy Ann Phillips

peggy phillips

May 11, 1944 ~ January 4, 2024

Born in: Scotland Co, North Carolina
Resided in: Cameron , North Carolina

Peggy Whitaker Phillips, age 79, of Cameron passed away at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 4, 2024. 

She was the daughter of the late James Whitaker and Dorothy Whitaker. She was a retired Teacher Assistant in the Moore County school system for more than 30 years. 

Peggy was a loving wife and mother; she enjoyed helping people, going to church, and mostly spending time with her husband and her family. 

In addition to her parents, Peggy is preceded in death by her brother, Don Whitaker and sister, Norma Lee Whitaker. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Bruce, and their three children: Cheryl (Jonathan) Hastings, Dean (Debbie) Phillips, Lee (Felicia) Phillips; her sister’s: Brenda Needham (Eddie) and Lynn Sisk (Randy), seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 3 p.m. at Cameron Presbyterian Church in Cameron, NC. Burial will follow at Cameron Cemetery.  Family will receive visitors at Bruce and Peggy’s home. 

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Phillips family.

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  1. To Bruce, children, and extended family: My sincere heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of your loved-one. Peggy had many friends, and I was blessed to be one of them. We worked almost thirty wonderful years at Cameron Elementary School. I had a pet name for her, I called her “Peggy Sue”, after the song. More times than not, she called me my full name, “Sylvia McCrimmon.” Peggy was a wonderful dear friend! She was a kind, sweet, give you “the shirt off your back” kind of person, who believed in prayer, and loved talking and living for the Lord. I have many wonderful stories I could tell about times we spent together, as I’m sure others do. She was a fine lady!
    May God sustain you with strength, peace, and may the love she had for you, and the memories you shared with her, bring you comfort now, and in the days ahead.
    With loving fond memories,
    Sylvia McCrimmon

  2. Dean,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. We are praying for you and your family.
    Much love,
    Dwayne & Anita Barber

  3. Bruce & Family
    We are thinking of you! I will always remember just how sweet Peggy’s, heart was! I know you will miss her terribly…

    We will remember each of you in our prayers!
    Gene Dix

  4. My love and prayers go out to my Uncle Buddy, Cheryl, Dean, and Lee. Peggy was one of my beloved aunts. Although I have many memories of my Aunt Peggy, I especially love the time spent with her after I became an adult. There was only 8 years difference in our ages, so I enjoyed our time taking walks and talking. She was so sweet, kind and loving. She will be missed by all of her family & friends. She was a precious wife and mother and an inspiration to all of us. I loved her dearly.

  5. To Bruce & family, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s live & comfort for you all.
    Carlin & Suzanne Bunnell

  6. So sorry to hear of your great loss .Peggy has earned her time to go home and be healed and free, she is just waiting for family and friends to join her at their time I always loved talking and laughing with Peggy, RIP my friend!

  7. Bruce and family, We are so sorry to hear of Peggy’s death. The picture you chose for her says much about the kind, happy person she was. We have fond memories of the time we spent with her. What a special lady. Paula and Jody Hall

  8. Dean and Debbie, we are so sorry hearing about the passing of your Mother. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Bruce, I’ll write you soon at 473 Red Hill Road, Cameron,N..C 28326. Correct address?

    Allen and family

  10. Mr. Phillips,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Mrs. Phillips passing. She was a wonderful person and treated all of us at Cameron as if we were hers. May God’s love and blessings be upon you and your family.
    Joe Wood

  11. Bruce & family, I’m Brenda, Joe Wood’s mother, Joe just told me about Peggy. Our boys & Dean & Lee played ball together and Peggy & I had some wonderful times together on the bench outside for baseball & inside for basketball. She was such a sweet friend, and I will always have fond memories. Also, Charles & David Fonville were part of that group of boys. May God be with you & your family. Love to all. We’ve let Ray know. He lives in Iowa & he & his family was just home for Christmas.

  12. Bruce and family, so sorry for your loss, but we know it was Heaven’s gain. May God love and peace be with each of you . I will remember you all in my prayers. God bless you with all the beautiful memories.

  13. We will truly miss Mrs. Phillips. She was a joy to work take care of. Mr. Phillips was such a caring, faithful and loving husband and we would like to express out heartfelt condolences to him and the family.

  14. So sorry to hear of your loss of Peggy. She was one of my sister Dixie’s best friends throughout their years in Carthage schools and graduated with her from Carthage High School. For some reason, they endearingIy called her “Peg Leg.” I tagged along with them quite a bit in their shenanigans and loved every minute of it.
    You have my thoughts and prayers as you share in comforting memories!

  15. Peggy was a wonderful person to know. Her smiling face preceded her energetic spirit. God has taken a true angel home to heaven. Prayers to all the family.

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