Desiree Penelope Dixon Phillips, 53, passed away early Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at the Wuesthoff Center for Hospice Care in Rockledge, Florida.
Desiree was born to Wayne Dixon and Myra Murray on September 30, 1959, in Dalton, GA. She married her best friend, David Russell Phillips, the son of Barbara Scruggs and the late James T. Phillips, on May 2, 1975, and began an adventure raising a family and traveling. The family eventually settled in Brevard County Florida.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of 38 years, Russell; mother Myra Murray; father Wayne Dixon; mother-in-law Barbara Scruggs; daughter Anna Phillips Todd; son-in-law William Todd; beloved grandchildren Scarlett, Mason and Carter, as well as numerous other family members and many cherished friends.
A memorial service in her honor will be held at Rockledge Presbyterian Church in Rockledge, FL on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 2:00pm.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, 2013