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Tonia M. Phillips

Battle Creek

Mrs. Tonia M. Phillips, age 46, passed away at Bronson Hospital of Battle Creek on July 4, 2014. Tonia was born in Portage, MI, on June 18, 1968, the daughter of Clare and Dolores (Dutton) Blanchard. Tonia was a kind and gentle woman. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and her home and heart were always open to those in need. Tonia also loved animals and was often involved in fostering and rescuing those in need. She was a strong advocate for children with disabilities. She was employed by the Advocates Resource Center and also served on the Board of Directors for several years. Tonia also served on the Parent Advisory Council for Calhoun County.

On May 4, 1991, she married her husband William "Bill" Phillips who survives. She also leaves to cherish her memory two children, Alec and Chelsea; two sisters, Cindy (Michael) Speicher and Candy Rocha; mother, Dolores (James) Lane; a niece, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and two nephews, Brandon Hilton and Chace Rocha.

In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place and memorial celebration will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 beginning at 11:30 AM at Prairie Baptist Church, 11210 East PQ Ave, Scotts, MI 49088, with Pastor Tom Harrison officiating. Memorials may be made to the , c/o the funeral home.


917 S. Burdick Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49001


Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 13, 2014
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