Ms. Elaine Emily Phillips, 85, of 600 Kings Road Shelby, NC passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at her residence. She was born in York County, SC on May 1, 1934 to the late Lawrence Phillips and Annie Russell Phillips.
Elaine attended Cleveland School here in Shelby and was employed by Century Furniture in Hickory, NC where she worked for 22 years until she retired. She enjoyed caring for her family and friends. She also enjoyed watching Victor Newman terrorizing everyone on "The Young & The Restless" every day. Elaine loved to talk whether she knew you or not and would tell stories of old and new happenings in the neighborhood. She had a warm sense of humor. Elaine attended church whenever her health permitted. Mama Elaine as she was so lovingly called by many will be missed dearly by us all and she will never be forgotten.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Sarah Martin, Mamie Phillips Jones, Mary R. Norris, June Lawrence Phillips and Lester Lee Phillips; one granddaughter, Alexus K. Lattimore; one nephew, Nathaniel Robertson.
She leaves to cherish her memory; one son, Chuckey Phillips and devoted daughter-in-law, Sylvia Phillips of Shelby; two daughters, Mytrisia Phillips of Shelby and Chenita Bowers of Cherryville, NC; two special grandchildren, Alexandria Phillips of the home and Tione'Haynes, whom she raised; one very close nephew, Bobby Robertson; one niece, Vanessa Robertson, who often visited; thirty-three great grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:30 PM at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 1310 Polkville Road, Shelby. Burial will take place at Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 1:30 PM at the church and other times at 1329 Concord Street, Shelby. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloemortuary.com. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.