Marie Hinton Phillips, the essence of a true “Southern Lady”, age 94, of Scotland Neck, died on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Marie was born on December 5, 1924 to Ivan Derveer Hinton and Beulah Hinnant Hinton. She graduated high school in Scotland Neck and college at East Carolina with a degree in business; after which Marie taught in public school for several years. Marie was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck for 67 years, where she held numerous church positions. She was also an active member of the Scotland Neck community, helping with fund raising, charities and any activities to help promote Scotland Neck. Marie and her husband, “Little Man”, were founding members of Hobgood Academy.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph A. “Little Man” Phillips, Jr.; and her sisters, Ruth Hinton Parks of Roanoke Rapids and Virginia Hinton Britt of Winston-Salem.
She is survived by her loving and helpful family and her children, Ralph A. “Mann” Phillips, III and wife Libby of Scotland Neck and Marie Hinton Phillips of Vass. She was the proud grandmother of Jamie Hinton Phillips and husband Michael Bearak of Wilmington and William Alston Phillips of Wilmington. She also had two great-grandchildren, Ramsey Elizabeth and Bodhi Mann both of Wilmington; and her nephews, Bill Britt and wife Marty, Tom Britt and wife Karen, and Pete Parks and wife Vicki.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Baptist Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Doctor James Drake will be presiding.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to Sylvan Heights Bird Park, P.O. Box 368, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Phillips family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthsykesfs.com.
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