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PHYLLIS L. SMITH, 67, of Fort Wayne, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born Nov. 28, 1950, she was a daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth Hutchins. Phyllis retired from Lincoln Financial Group in 2014 after 39 years of service. Phyllis was a member of St. John MBC for 28 years where she was very active. Phyllis was a faithful member of the Sunday School, Nurses Ministry, and Missionary Ministry. She was also a member of Church Women United and LINCS. Phyllis loved playing cards, shopping, watching scary movies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Left to cherish her precious memories are her daughters, Christa Jones of Cartersville, Ga., Yolanda Walker of Fort Wayne and Karla (AJ) Marucci of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jaelyn, Jai and Johnna, all of Cartersville, Ga., and Deonte' and Rodney, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Carolyn Bell and Barbara (LeVert) Hearn, both of Fort Wayne, and Janice (Edward) Peyton of Wheeling, W.Va.; brothers, Russell (MaryLu) Hutchins of Wheeling, W.Va., Ernest (Karen) Hutchins and Talmadge (Carmen) Hutchins, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Donald (Anita) Hutchins of Columbia, Md. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers-in-law and two nephews. Phyllis was loved by all who knew her and will be missed. At Phyllis's request, there will be a private family memorial. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services.

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 15, 2018
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