Obituary: Kathryn Smith Phillips, 101, of Monroe

Kathryn Smith Phillips, age 101 of Monroe, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 9th, 2020. Visitation was held on Monday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Meadows Funeral Home and a Celebration of Life followed at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Monroe. Interment followed to Westlawn Memorial Cemetery. 

Kathryn was a member of First Baptist Church of Monroe for over 50 years, where she was a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, member of the Women’s Ministry United and served on a number of committees during her life. She was the Home Economics teacher at Monroe High school beginning in 1949. She was also a member of the Junior Service League and the Evergreen Garden Club. 

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Kathryn was the daughter of the late William H and Lucy Bird Smith of Statesboro Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40+ years, John Lee Phillips in 1984. 

She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law: Lee Phillips Malcom and N Anderson Malcom of Monroe; grand-daughters Lora Lee Malcom, Andrea Malcom Campbell (Jared Campbell), and grandson John A. Malcom (Liz Warren Malcom) all of Monroe, great granddaughters: Lora Kathryn Malcom and Annalee Peters and great grandson Malcom Campbell. She was blessed with a number of loving nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abbey Hospice (215 Azalea Court, Social Circle, GA 30025), The Cancer Foundation Walton Chapter (P.O. Box 49309, Athens, Georgia 30604), First Baptist Church’s Senior Adult Ministry; Music Ministry; or Youth & Children’s Ministry (202 McDaniel Street, Monroe, Ga 30655)

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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