Mrs. Phillips died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
A memorial service for Mrs. Phillips, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Tony Rowell. The family greeted friends following the service in the chapel.
Born in Cornelia, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe Collins and Sallie Carolyn Spencer Collins. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Robert Collins, and a sister, Carolyn Tennie Collins Gillham.
She was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of Cornelia High School, Cornelia, in 1941. She attended Furman University for fashion design and was known for making clothes for her whole family. She was always busy, making sure her children were happy – Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, high school marching band, mother advisor for West Columbia No. 36 Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Jamenell was also a worthy matron of New Brookland No. 104 Order of the Eastern Star, Arabi Temple No. 141, Daughters of the Nile and a President of the Saluda River Women’s Club. Socializing with others was second nature while she traveled with Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club, meeting people in all 50 states, six of the seven provinces of Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Jamenell loved to go ride to see the holiday decorations, the leaves changing color in the mountains, and the special things you can only find in a town you haven’t visited before.
Surviving are her son, James “Jim” David Phillips (Carrie) of Marshville, N.C.; daughter, Paula Lynn Phillips Coleman of Pelion, S.C.; grandchildren, Lisa Lynn Phillips of Fairfax, Va., Justin Michael Coleman of West Columbia, S.C., Megan Elizabeth Coleman of Pelion, S.C., April Lynn Phillips Helms (Chris) of Marshville, N.C., and David Lee Phillips of Indian Trail, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Aimee Paige Phillips of Fairfax, Va., and Jonathan Spencer Coleman of Pelion, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ESTARL, c/o Mary Coggins, P.O. Box 866, Elgin, SC 29045.
Local arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, September 25, 2013