Obit: Cecile Phillips

Obit: Cecile Phillips

March 21st, 2017 in Obituaries
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Cecile Collette (Lagasse) Phillips, 91, born on Feb. 28, 1926, to parents, Armond and Edna Lagasse, in Fall River, Mass., died at her home surrounded by her family on March 19, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Walter E. Phillips; children, Walter H. Phillips, Linda Schnepel (husband, Fred), David Phillips (wife, Mary), Glen Phillips, Dan Phillips (wife, Jeanie), Nicole Turner (husband, Isaac), Terri Anne Drescher (husband, Tony), and George Phillips. She is also survived by her brother, Edgar Lagasse (wife, Mary); sister, Vivianne Geary (husband, Ken); brother-in-law, Lionel “Zip” DuPont; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Vandenberg and Ann Lavasseur; foster daughter, Kimberly; very close friend, Connie Bane; 15 grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Alan Phillips; brother, Henry Lagasse; sister, Trudy DuPont; and brothers-in-law, John Lavasseur and Bernard Vandenberg. Her joy was found in her love for God, being with her family and dancing. She spent many years helping care for numerous grandchildren, then cherished her time living with her sister, Trudy and brother-in-law, Lionel “Zip”. She added their family to her family and loved them all very much. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 11 a.m. to noon followed by a Mass at noon. Her wishes were to be cremated and buried in her family plot at Notre Dame Cemetery in Fall River, Mass. Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com


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