Ann Constance “Connie” Phillips

Published 11:41 am Wednesday, July 9, 2014

OXFORD — Ann Constance “Connie” Phillips, 97, of Oxford, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a brief illness.

A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, in Macon at 11 a.m. with interment at Oddfellows Cemetery, with Father Joe Tonos officiating.

The family will receive guests at the Corpus Christi Parish Hall immediately following the service.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, P.O. Box 533, Macon, MS  39341; The Dwelling Place, 2851 Dwelling Place Road, Brooksville, MS 39739; or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 416 S. 5th St., Oxford, MS  38655. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon, MS is entrusted with arrangements.

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Mrs. Phillips was born on July 7, 1916, in Vicksburg to the late Annie and Walter Mattingly. She was a graduate of the St. Francis Xavier School and worked for many years as a secretary for the P.P. Williams Co. In 1940, she married L.C. Phillips and later moved to Noxubee County.

She was a longtime resident of the Prairie Point community outside Macon, where she served as the postmaster of the Prairie Point Post Office from the mid-1970s until her retirement in the late 1980s. Prior to that appointment, she was the assistant postmaster. She also was co-proprietor, along with her husband, of the Prairie Point Cash Store.

Over the years, Mrs. Phillips was an active member of many local organizations including the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARF), for which she held several board positions. She also was a member and benefactor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Macon.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Phillips was a resident of Emeritus, an independent senior living community in Oxford. She also resided in Macon, prior to moving to Marion, Ala., where she lived a number of years.

Her survivors include three daughters, Margie Hawn and husband Ralph of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Frances Wildstein and husband Barry of Oxford, Md., and Carolyn Howard and husband Jack of Oxford; son, Cal Phillips and wife Sharon of Marion, Ala.; two grandchildren, Anna and Tripp Phillips; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years and two brothers, John and Steve Mattingly.