Jeraldine “Jewel” Newsome Phillips was born on June 20, 1940, to Robert Lee Sr. and Lucille Bates Newsome. She departed her earthly journey on September 14, 2021.
Jeraldine became a member of Bethel Colbert M. B. Church at an early age. She was active in the Choirs, Children’s Church, and VBS ministries.
Her parents, her husband, John D. Phillips, a son, Lawrence Phillips, three sisters Rosie L. Freeman, Josephine Bankhead, Alfshteen Ricks, three brothers, Edward Newsome, Derrick Newsome, and Robert Newsome Jr. preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory A Daughter: Dinah Phillips, Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Four Sons: David Phillips, Lake Worth, Florida. Allan (Velinda) Phillips, Elkmont, Alabama: Alvin (Jacqueline) Phillips, Kathleen, Georgia; Byron Wendell Phillips, Decatur, Georgia; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a god-daughter, Brenda King, Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Three Sisters: Betty Tiggs, Tuscumbia, Alabama; Esther Horrison, Lima, Ohio; Wanda Goodloe, Florence, Alabama; Three Sisters-In-Law: Annie Smith, Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Athena Newsome, Nashville, Tennessee; Catherine Newsome, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; A Brother-In-Law: Willie Phillips, Muscle Shoals Alabama; one aunt Rosemary Meredith, Detroit, Michigan; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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