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Linda J. Phillips

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Linda J. Phillips Obituary
Linda J. Phillips 1942-2017
74, of Massillon, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2017. She was born on Dec. 10, 1942 in Shinnston, W.Va. to the late Willie and Vernice (Merrill) Hayes. Linda was a member of New Life Tabernacle for 36 years, where she was famously known as the “Candy Lady”. She was very passionate about her love for the church and always welcomed old and new friends to attend with her. Linda's greatest joy in life was being a mother, grandmother and especially a great-grandmother. She will be missed to all those that knew her and she will be remembered for her outgoing, social personality.
She is survived by her children, Julie (James) Pritchett, Steve (Dora) Reinhard, and Kelly (Greg) Barker; grandchildren, Steven (Alexis) Pritchett, Derek (Sydney) Pritchett, Katelyn (Dan) Griffin and Lauren (Tyler) Harrell; great-grandchildren, Kenton Harrell and Makenna Pritchett; brother-in-law, Don (Anne) Reinhard and long time family friend, Valerie Weber. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, David Reinhard of 13 years, her husband, Simeon Phillips of 14 years, three brothers and five sisters.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 from 3-4 p.m. at New Life Tabernacle, 3542 12th St. NW, Massillon, 44646. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Keith Blaylock officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to New Life Tabernacle Church, 3542 12th St. NW, Massillon, Ohio, 44646. The family would also like to give special thanks to Astoria Nursing Home for their care and compassion during Linda's stay.
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Published in The Repository on Sept. 14, 2017
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