Sharon Jean Phillips
June 25, 1947 - January 6, 2021
The sweetest soul this side of heaven has shed this vale of tears. On January 6, 2021, Sharon Jean Phillips left Christiana Hospital to join her Lord and Savior in Heaven.
Sharon was born June 25, 1947 in West Palm Beach, FL to Clifford E. and Dorothea E. (Giddings) Cole. Sharon’s dad was in the Navy, so she got to live many places, including Norfolk, VA, Bainbridge, MD, Cuba, Newport, RI, Key West, FL and, ultimately, Mayport, FL, where, at the young age of 15, she met and fell in love with Michael Phillips. They were married March 13, 1965, renewed their vows on March 13, 1990, and finally got to take the honeymoon they never had. Sharon’s dream was to become a mother and have a large family, which she ultimately did. Sharon was pre-deceased by her parents, her beloved sister, Sarah, and her precious little boy, Michael Bruce Phillips, Jr., who died at birth. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, her daughters, Michelle Scott (Bill), Kimberly Eveland (Mike), and Sherri Phillips; grandchildren Melody Green (Kyle), Brittany Chambers (Joe), Cody Parrish, Michael Eveland, Jr. and Connor Phillips; and great-grandchildren Jordyn, Kelsey, Layla, Mya, Mason, Adeline and Colton; sister Susi Cole Wertd; brothers Clifford Cole and Tim Cole; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. She was also very close with her dear sister-in-law, Laura Sievert and her husband Al Sievert. Sharon dearly loved her family and was happiest when spending time with them. She loved her Lord with all her heart and enjoyed her close time with Him during her morning devotions. She was a faithful member of Fairwinds Baptist Church for 50 years, where she worked in the nursery for 37 years, much of that time as the department head. In later years, she worked in the Sunday School & Jr. Church, where she was affectionately known as “the snack lady”. She dearly loved all children and really enjoyed working with them.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Fairwinds Baptist Church, 801 Seymour Road, Bear, DE, followed by the funeral service at 11 am. COVID-19 protocols will be followed by wearing masks and socially distancing. Interment will be held privately at Gracelawn Memorial Park for family members only.
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