Virginia Warner Phillips, age 89 of Carthage passed away peacefully at the home of her son and daughter in law in Whispering Pines on Thursday, March 11, 2021. 

Virginia was the last surviving child born to the late William Mason and Della Fields Warner. Early in life she worked in textile manufacturing for Quality Mills in Carthage. She was also a professional seamstress and worked for two different department stores in Carthage; Fashion Square and D.A. Kelly’s as well as many individuals. She also did private duty work for families in the Carthage area who needed assistance. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Phillips; daughters Sandra Hammer and Judy Harrington; grandson Timothy Phillips and great grandson Mason Phillips. 

She is survived by: her son Jody Phillips and wife Melva; grandchildren Sandra Akaab and Jeffrey Phillips; great-granddaughter Mia Phillips. 

 A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 16 at Glendon Independent Christian Church where she was a long time member with the Rev. Brian Beane officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM.  

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Phillips family. 

Condolences may be made at


Memorial Service: March 16, 2021 11:00 am

Glendon Independent Christian Church
148 Glendon Church Road
Glendon, NC 27325


Visitation: March 16, 2021 10:00 am

Glendon Independent Christian Church
148 Glendon Church Road
Glendon, NC 27325


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  1. Virginia was a wonderful person. She will be missed so much. We cannot say enough great things about her.
    Our prayers are with her family.
    Much 💗.

  2. Jody and family, I’m so sorry that you’ve lost your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother. I’m so surprised because she was so active and strong. I visited Virginia and her lovely home place several times. She was a lovely lady and a gracious hostess. Daddy loved Hazel’s sisters and their families!

  3. Dear Jody and family,
    My condolences to you all in the passing of Virginia. We all will miss her, but will remember her for her wonderful, homemade pimento cheese, her delicious cakes, and for the big heart she possessed. May God give you comfort and strength during this grievous time. You are in my prayers.

  4. Ms. Phillips was a sweet Christian lady. Always loved talking with her when I would pick up one of her delicious cakes. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  5. We were so sorry to hear of Mrs Virginia’s passing. We will be praying that our LORD will comfort your hearts.
    In CHRIST,

  6. Prayers for youall during this sad time.
    I remember going with Mama down to her house when I was young. I was blessed to wear beautiful clothes she made. It was exciting to see what she could make! Mama thought a lot of Virginia and I did too.

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