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Geraldine G. Phillips

AGE: 95 • Selbyville, DE

Geraldine G. "Jerry" Phillips, age 95, of Selbyville received her wings Friday, March 25, 2016 at her home. Lt. Phillips was born in Crisfield, MD. She is the daughter of the late Fredrick B. and Minnie (Blades) Gerald.

Jerry was a homemaker, a member of St. Matthew's By The Sea U.M. Church in Fenwick Island and served in the U.S. Navy as a nurse during World War II where she held the rank of Lieutenant. She was a quiet person with a great sense of humor and would always light up a room with her presence.

She is survived by two daughters: Karen Phillips Knight of Selbyville; and Barbara Phillips Furst of Abingdon, VA; five grandchildren: Phil (fiancé Tara), Jenny (LaRoy), Drew (Angie), Anna and Meri; five great-grandchildren: Mercedez, Kevin, Kaylynn, LaBella and Wyatt; one brother: Phillip Lee Gerald of Crisfield.

She was preceded in death by husband Charles E. Phillips in 2006, two sons, Richard J. Phillips, Michael Phillips, and one grandson, Patrick Knight.

The funeral will be held 11 am on Tuesday, March 29 at St. Matthew's By The Sea U. M. Church, in Fenwick Island, DE with Rev. Bruce Miller officiating. Friends may call an hour before the service. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew's By The Sea U.M. Church, "Checker Board Ministry" 1000 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, DE 19944.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 28, 2016
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