Sarah Rachel Sargent Phillips, of Morrow, Georgia passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of July 23, 2012 at the age of 75. She was born on July 28, 1936 to the former John F. Sargent and Merl Sargent.
Rachel loved serving others and expected nothing in return. She was a wonderful cook and prepared many meals for her church, friends, and neighbors. She loved children and volunteered in the Morrow United Methodist Church nursery for over 25 years where she has been a faithful lifelong member. Among her favorite things were; her garden, flowers, cutting grass, and the RV club. She was a member of the Forest Park Senior High School graduating class of 1954. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her loving husband of over 57 years, Larry Joe Phillips; children, Ronnie Phillips and wife Melanie of Savannah, Georgia, Darlene Alls of Fayetteville, and Randy Phillips and wife Marie of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Randall Phillips and wife Tiffany of Savannah, Georgia, Alicia Corbin and husband Jon of Acworth, Lacey Phillips of Richardson, Texas, Ryan Phillips of Helen, Georgia, and Second Lieutenant Kyle Phillips of Colorado Springs, Colorado; great grandchildren, Hannah Leigh Phillips and Andrew Hayes Phillips of Savannah.
Also surviving are a sister, Tootsie Callaway of Union City; brother, Charles Sargent and wife Karen of Forest Park; sister-in-law, Marlene Sargent of Jonesboro; brothers-in-law, Lamar Phillips and wife Phyllis of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and Leonard Phillips and wife Donna of Plainview, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Phillips was predeceased by her brother, James Sargent.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:00am at the Morrow United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Baby Nursery at Morrow United Methodist Church, 5985 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260.
Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., 770-961-2828 in charge of arrangements. www.thomasscroggsfuneraldirectors.com.