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Aneater Phillips

Rockford, Illinois

Aug 13, 1963 – Sep 10, 2020 (Age 57)


August 13, 1963
September 10, 2020
Rockford, Illinois


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Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home Obituary

Aneater Ruth Phillips, of Rockford departed this earthly life September 10, 2020. She was born August 13, 1963 in Cairo, IL the daughter of  Jessie and Ruth Phillips. Aneater lived in Rockford over 30 years coming from Florida. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church formerly singing in the choir. Aneater loved to help people, meeting many people while working at the Recue Mission. She graduated from Cairo High School.

Aneater leaves to cherish many loving memories, her son, Eric Phillips, Tony (Linda) Phillips, and Andrew Sims; daughter Ruth Phillips;  13 grandchildren; three sisters, Lorie, Susan and Sherry Phillips; four brothers, Jerry, Leroy, Steven and Gregory (Tina) Phillips; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents,  two brothers, Jessie and Donald Phillips; one sister Carla Phillips.

Moving visitation will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 9:00a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home Inc. 200 N. Johnston Ave. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Private services at will be held at 12:00 noon and may be viewed via Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home Inc. face book page



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I knew Aneater as “Nita”, and she had a sweet quiet spirit. She was blessed with a gentle soul and soft spoken tongue. She will be missed by All who knew and Loved her. I pray as you mourn her that each of you will meditate on the scriptures which reflect Aneater’s Love of God! “Rejoice in the always; and I say Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your request be...

I'll see you again one day my friend

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Aneater, I remember when you were born, you were such a beautiful child and you were always so kind. Thank you, always being there for family dinners and events. You shared so much love. Now you are with God and I am sure you are having a reunion with Ruth and Jesse, your uncle JB and meeting your grandmother Carrie and your granddad Johnny. I will miss you until we meet again❣

Aneater and I were together very often for many years. This I will surely miss. She was a quiet soft spoken person and a dedicated mother, family member and friend . She is now with the Lord, in a better, I will never forget her. Much love to Aneater, her children and family.

So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

My prayers are with are the families