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Emma Patrick Phillips

September 1, 1932 — April 4, 2024

Brandon

Emma “Tootsie” Lucille Patrick Phillips, 91, of Brandon, MS, passed away peacefully with her daughters, Rebecca and Ellen, and niece, Jan Lewis, by her side on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Plain View Assisted Living facility in Richland, MS.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS, and on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Brandon Baptist Church in Brandon, MS. Funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. at Brandon Baptist Church. A graveside service will follow the funeral at Crestview Memorial Gardens in Brandon, MS. Serving as pallbearers are Pat Lewis, Bob Lewis, Todd Lewis, Nathan Patrick, Terrell Hughes, and Ronald Bees.

Emma was born on September 1, 1932, in the Antioch community of Rankin County. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bill Phillips, her mother and father (Lucille Steen Patrick and Anse Patrick), her sisters (Geneva Quarles, Edith Hughes, and Joann Lewis), and her brothers (Steen Patrick, Robert Patrick, and Barnes “Bunny” Patrick). She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Meadors (Bill) of Brandon, MS, and Ellen Bees (Ron) of Coral Springs, FL, and Ellen and Ron’s children, Jacqueline Ermer (John), Ronald Bees, and Ryder Bees, and one great granddaughter, Olivia Ermer, all of South Florida.

Emma attended Puckett High School and went on to graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she met Bill, the love of her life. They married in 1955. Bill’s job required them to move to different states, where Emma made it her career to raise their two daughters and make a home for the family in each city. After 35 years, they retired and moved back to Mississippi, settling in Brandon. Bill and Emma were founding members of Brandon Baptist Church where she served faithfully.

The family would like to extend special appreciation to Tracey Floyd Cross and the staff at Plain View Assisted Living, as well as to Katelyn Williams and the staff and volunteers at HomeCare Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brandon Baptist Church online at www.brandonbc.org/donate or by mail to 100 Brandon Baptist Dr., Brandon, MS 39042 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/donate.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Crestview Memorial Gardens

1106 Star Rd, Brandon, MS 39042

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