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Sandra Diane Phillips

May 3, 1951 — March 12, 2023

Sandra Diane Phillips, age 71, passed away peacefully at Bayhealth Hospital in Dover, Delaware on March 12, 2023.She was born in Suffolk, Virginia on May 3rd 1951, to the late Bertha Russ and John Luther Jones. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Gary Phillips of Dover, DE, her two sons Kenny Phillips of New Rochelle, NY and wife Lisa, and Gary Phillips Jr. of New Rochelle, NY and wife Sabrina. Her three Grandchildren Gemini Phillips of Dover, DE, Gary Phillips III of New Rochelle, NY and Jason Phillips of New Rochelle, NY. Her brother Johnell Luther Jones of Maple Shade, NJ and wife Carol. Her three Uncles Theodore Jordan of Clinton, MD and wife Bernice, Ronald Jordan of Suffolk VA and wife Connie, and Carlton Jordan of New Britain CT and wife Denise. Her Aunt Olivia of Woodridge, VA and late husband Ronnie. Her niece Gabrielle Barker of Austin, AR and husband William. Her sister in law Virginia Williams of New Castle, DE and late husband Ellis, and sister in law Ella Collins of Suffolk, VA and husband Theodore, and sister in law Brenda Johnson of North Chesterfield, VA and husband Ed, and Brother in Law Henry Phillips of Conyers, GA and Jackie Haley, and brother in law Dexter High of Suffolk VA and wife Diane and a host of cousins and friends. Sandra grew up in Suffolk and was Baptized at Missouri Baptist Church at an early age attended local schools and graduated from John F Kennedy High School in 1969. Following graduation she moved to Queens and began working at Department of Social Service. Soon after she was reunited with the love of her life Gary Phillips. They married on January 15th 1972 and together they raised three children, Hope, Kenny, and Gary Jr. Family was always the most important thing to Sandra, and she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked at Bally's Corporate office in New Rochelle as a Merchandise Coordinator for 15 years. Then went on to Nine West where she worked until she retired in 2014. Then moved to Dover, DE in 2017. Sandra was the ultimate "Super Fan" and very knowledgeable of sports when supporting her children and all of the other kids in the community. When a attending a sporting event for New Rochelle you knew she was there with her loud cheering and pom poms!!!!!! She was outspoken, direct, hilarious, smart, caring, witty, loving and you never had to wonder what was on her mind. She accepted the role of “mom" throughout the community. Sandra enjoyed bowling, making candy wreaths, cruises, the casino, dancing and just relaxing on her deck enjoying retirement with her husband. She rooted for the teams her husband loved "Yankees, Celtics and Colts" as long as they were winning. Once they started losing she jumped off the bandwagon. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. We loved you with all of hearts but GOD loved you best. Time will not dim the face we love, the voice we heard each lay, the many things you did for us, in your own special way. All our life we'll miss you, as the years come and go, but in our heart we'll keep you, because We Love You So. A visitation with family will be held 11 a.m. followed by a celebration of life at noon, Friday, March 24, 2023 in the Melvin J. Blowe Chapel of Crocker Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sandra Diane Phillips, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, March 24, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Melvin J. Blowe Chapel of Crocker Funeral Home, Inc.

900 East Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 24, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Melvin J. Blowe Chapel of Crocker Funeral Home, Inc.

900 East Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434

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