Phyllis Diann Hickmond Munnerlyn was born June 8, 1955 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  She peacefully departed this life on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at her home.

The family will receive friends Wednesday (1/30/19) from 7:00-8:00 pm at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Harrington Chapel F.W.B. Church in Southern Pines, NC with Elder Kevin B. Henry officiating.

She was the daughter of the late Richard Sr. and Vera C. Hickmond.  She was also preceded in death by her brother Nelson Hickmond.  Phyllis was united in marriage to Lee Vance Munnerlyn on March 8, 1981.

Not only was Phyllis a devoted wife and mother, she will be remembered for her love and caring for the elderly, especially those who resided in nursing homes.  She became a licensed minister in 2015 and built her ministry serving Morrisville, NC to Durham, NC and most recently Pinehurst, NC.  Her favorite hobby was shopping, favorite color was black and she loved white sunglasses.

She was employed by IBM for 16 years and worked in several locations including Durham, NC; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC and worked for RF Micro Devices and Duke Medical Center.  Her most recent employment was at UNC-Rex Hospitals for 14 years.

Surviving to cherish her precious memories are her husband, Lee Vance and a loving son, Lawrence Hickmond both of the home; two brothers; Richard Jr. (Nell) of Fredricksburg and Larry of Carthage; five sisters, Shirley Siler of Gibsonville, NC; Brenda Smoke of Sanford, NC; Linda Hickmond of Goldsboro, NC; Eleanor (Woodrow) Hardy of Carthage, NC; Doretha (Jessie) Lynch of Cameron, NC; one uncle, Denzel (Yvonne) Covington; a best friend and confidant Thomas Rhodes of Charlotte, NC; two special sons, Damon Bost and Shawn Williams both of Charlotte, NC and a host of other relatives and friends.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is serving the Munnerlyn family.

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  1. She was a childhood friend,next door neighbor, family and grew up in the same church. Our sons played together. My heart goes out to the siblings and Lawerence. I’m grieving right alone with you. I pray that God gives you peace as we know God never makes

  2. It was truly a pleasure working with Phyllis at Rex. She had such a joy for life and she will be deeply missed. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. May Phyllis forever be miss! I worked at the hospital with Phyllis and we would always conversation before she got off in the morning! She was a joy and always made me laugh! She had a lot of spunk and I was devastated when I learned of her passing. May s

  4. To the family of Phyllis my deepest condolences and prayers for the family.I was one of her team leaders when I worked at Rex.Phyllis and I became best of friends.I miss her dearly and every time I would come to the main campus at Rex I would make it a po

  5. A shining light in this dark world we live in- Mrs. Phyllis was an amazing person. She touched so many lives and surely made an impact in my life. I will miss our 3 am conversations at work, her laugh, and her smile. I am forever grateful I knew Mrs. Phyl

  6. Mr’s Phyllis you will be missed!! Anytime I was having a bad day at work I could come to your office and talk to you. You always gave good advice and you always kept me laughing.-  In the short period of time I known you , you never complainted or brung y

  7. These flowers represent the bright, vibrant, and radiant friend we all had- in Phyllis.-  She arrived to work each day with nothing but a smile and an inspiring voice.-  Phyllis carried herself with grace and humor.-  She touched so many of the employees

  8. A GARDEN PATH was sent on January 30, 2019

    To the Munnerlyn Family with my deepest sympathy. We are confident I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the lord -2 Corinthians 5:8. Veronica Mcmanus and Family.

  9. I will never forget my special friend from UNC Rex Healthcare. She would come visit almost every night in the old CICU unit and share my lunch with me. We enjoyed talking-  to each other about life, family and the loves of our life. She has such a welcomi

  10. Phyllis you are missed very much already. I will remember you as the beautiful well dressed lady with the huge smile, and ready laugh , you made everyone smile when you came around!! Your faith was as much a part of you as your smile.-  You were such an i

  11. Mrs. Phyllis,- 
    –  – You’ll be missed much more than you would realize. You have been so loved by the Rex Hospital night Labor & Delivery staff. Your big smile and personality bursting with love and life brought a smile to our faces. In honor of your

  12. Sincere condolences to the Munnerlyn/ Hickmond families in your time of loss. Phyllis and I go back to our early days at IBM of the 80’s to our final work history’s at UNC Rex Healthcare. She was an amazing friend to many. Every time we conversed I asked

  13. Heaven has gained another angel.-  Phyllis will be missed by all of us here at Rex healthcare.-  We all loved her.-  RIP my sister.-  We loved you but GOD loves you best.-  Thanks for being a sweet and beautiful friend

  14. It was a pleasure to work with Mrs Phyllis at the hospital. During early morning rounds I would always pass her by in the halls and she would be wearing that bright beautiful smile. She would always have something nice to say that would make my day. It wa

  15. You have my deepest sympathy. However, there is a future hope found in Isaiah 25:8 where it states ‘ He will swallow up death forever’. Hopefully, this scripture will bring you comfort. Once again, you have my deepest sorrows.

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