Rita Joan  Phillips


Rita Joan Phillips, age 85, formerly of Calabash, NC, died Monday, August 5, 2019 at her son's residence in Wilmington, NC. She was born in Olean, NY, on September 14, 1933, a daughter of the late Carl Case and Barbara Gretch Case.
Mrs. Phillips was a long time active member of St. Brendan Catholic Church, where she was the organist for many years and a member of the Associates Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Phillips; son, Bradley Phillips; brother, Bud Case; and sister, Carol Dubois.
Surviving are two sons, Rodney Phillips and wife, Karen, of Pendleton, NY, and David Phillips of Wilmington, NC; two daughters, Lorrie Rigby of Oregon and Karen Vineyard of Whiteville, NC; a grandson, Case Leo Phillips, and seven other grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A mass will be held at 10 AM Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. Brendan Catholic Church. There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sisters of St. Francis, 115 Main Street, Allegany, NY 14706.
Private online condolences may be sent to brunswickfuneralservice.com. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
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barbara mietlicki
Aug 13, 2019
So sorry David to hear of your mother;s passing. Your mom would bring you to our house on Lincoln Ave. in Lockport when she was working. I will keep her in my prayers, Barbara Mietlicki
RaeAnn Smith
Aug 08, 2019
My sincere condolences go out to you and your family.