Sandra Pepper Phillips

Published 12:29 am Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sandra Pepper Phillips died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 67.

Born in Calhoun City, Miss., she had lived in Vicksburg since 1967. Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of the late Johnie C. Pepper and Mary Margaret Gregg Pepper and was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Charles Phillips.

She was a graduate of Mississippi State University and was a teacher for the Vicksburg and Warren County public schools for more than 30 years. Mrs. Phillips was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Gertrude McMillin Sunday School Class.

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She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer “Jenni” Phillips Wilson (Mark) of Brandon; two sons, Michael Charles Phillips (Regina) of Clinton and Jeffery Chad Phillips (Zena) of Vicksburg; her brother, Gregg Pepper (Susan) of Houston, Miss.; and her beloved grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Neshoba County. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 this afternoon at Riles Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Michael Charles Phillips, Jeffery Chad Phillips, Mark Wilson, Brian Pepper, Lee Phillips, Brock Phillips, Jamie Yearwood and Tony Stafford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Diane Emfinger, Dollie Harrison, Jackie Arnold and members of the Gertrude McMillin Sunday School Class of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180, or to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, P. O. Box 820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182.