Joyce “Diane” Phillips, 64, passed away peacefully at Fairfax Inova Hospital, Sunday, February 4, 2018 after a hard fought illness. Born September 8, 1953 to the late Merle J. Sr and Bernice Beckley in Canton, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Walter D. Phillips of Delaplane, Virginia. Daughters, Lynne Phillips and her partner, Scott Edmondson of Strasburg, Virginia and Wendy Williams and husband, David of Hastings, Florida. Her grandson, James Walter (Wendy) Phillips. He is the light of her life. Her beloved grandpups, Lucy and Sky (Lynne). Nephews Bob Beckley, Merle Beckley, III, niece, Sabine Meadows. She leaves behind many special Aunts, Uncles, and cousins whom she loved dearly.
Preceded in death by her parents Merle James Sr. and Bernice Beckley along with brother, Merl J Beckley, Jr. all of Kilgore, Ohio.
As she did with everything in life, she loved all of her family and friends with her whole heart. Even until the end, she wanted to make sure everyone knew how much she loved them and was trying to take care of them.
Visitation Services will be held at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Virginia on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 6 to 8 pm. Celebration of Life will be held in Ohio at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, her final wish was for her grandson, James to finish college. You may make a memorial contribution to Diane Phillips Memorial Fund C/O First Bank, 112 W King St, Strasburg, VA 22657.