Phillips, Lisa Renea (Jasper)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lisa Renea Phillips, 44, of Jasper, TN and formerly of Trenton, GA, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 23, 2014, from complications due to cancer.

Ms. Phillips was preceded in death by her grandparents, Russell and Emma Hester; brother, Chesley Phillips; and beloved pet, Paco.

Ms. Phillips is survived by her soul mate, Jonathan “Stick” Anderson; parents, C.J. and Jimmie Sue Hester Phillips; sister, Teresa Johnson; brother, Chris Phillips; and several nieces and nephews who all adored her.

Services in Jasper will be at Tate Funeral Home at 2 p.m. CST on Saturday, February 1, with Brother Jim Diehl and Brother Mark Hammond officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. CST until time of the service on Saturday, February 1 at the Tate Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.


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