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Sara Phillips

Sara P. Phillips, 82, of Fishing Creek, Maryland passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at home with her loving family by her side.
Born December 6, 1931 on Hoopersville, she was a daughter of the late Martha Woodland Parks and George Calvert Parks, Sr.
Sara attended the local schools and graduated from Hoopers Island High School. She was a member of Hoopers Memorial United Methodist Church, Hoopersville.
On February 18, 1949 she married her high school sweetheart A. Albanus Phillips Sr. Together they enjoyed 62 years of happiness before his passing November 1, 2011.
In the early years after her marriage, Sara worked the water with her husband. After their family was started she became a housewife but also built crab pots for the area waterman while the children were napping or in school. Sara was a most loving mother. When she started becoming a grandmother the same gentle loving nature was shown to them and eventually to her great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family and especially her youngest granddaughter, who at age six brought a special connection to her and Albanus before his passing.
Surviving are her children Glen A. Phillips of West Virginia, Martha Ann Willey and her husband Andrew of Crapo, Betty Jane Elliott of Church Creek, Arthur A. Phillips, Jr. and wife Donna of Fishing Creek; sister Ellen Ruark and husband Paul of Hoopersville; sister in law Audrey Adams of Salisbury; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was a son Terry Lee Phillips; brothers George C. Parks, Jr., Benjamin Parks, Sr.; sisters Rosa P. Lewis and Emma C. Cannon.
A funeral service will be held Monday, September 22, 2014 beginning 12:00 noon at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service. Officiating the service will be Rev. Doug Ridley. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.
Serving as pallbearers will be Art Phillips, III, Barry Phillips, David Elliott, Eddie Hall, Andrew Willey, Jr. and Jonathan Willey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alan Ruark, John Fetcho, Paul Ruark and Jay Newcomb.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Sara can be made to Coastal Hospice,PO Box 1733, Salisbury MD 21804-1733 or Hoopers Island Vol. Fire Dept., c/o Rosemary Dean, PO Box 125, Fishing Creek, MD 21634.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon ,Monday, September 22, 2014
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Funeral Service

12:00 noon ,Monday, September 22, 2014
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613


1:00 p.m. ,Monday, September 22, 2014
Dorchester Memorial Park
5391 Aireys Road Cambridge, MD 21613

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Dear Martha An, Jane, Art & Glen I was so sorry to hear about your Dear Mother, my Sympathy, Thoughts and Payers goes out to you,for your lost and time of need. I will always have great memory from the past of her and your Father. May God be with you the days ahead.

William Barnes Sep 23 2014 12:00 AM

Glen, Martha & family..... I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie (Meredith) O''Bier Sep 22 2014 12:00 AM

Art, Martha, Janie & Glen I was so sorry to hear that your mother had passed away. She had the sweetest smile! What a great neighbor she was to our family for 50+ years. Love to you all.

Diane Jones Chavis Sep 20 2014 12:00 AM

You were a beautiful, kind, loving lady who will be missed by everyone who knew you. The angels now have you to enjoy. Rest in peace.

Margaret Ann Glidden Sep 19 2014 12:00 AM

Mommom, you were beautiful inside and out. You always had a warm and loving smile for your family as well as your friends. You taught me to love unconditionally and that family was more important than any material possession. I will treasure the memories and forever keep you in my heart. Rest In Peace, Mommom. I love you.

Arlene Sep 19 2014 12:00 AM

so sorry to hear about ms.sara . my thoughs and prayers are with you all. take care

timothy foxwell Sep 19 2014 12:00 AM

Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the confidence you have placed in us during this difficult time.

Gary, Barb and the staff of Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A. Sep 18 2014 12:00 AM

My love n prayers to the family I remember going over to visit with my Aunt Jane n Uncle Art

Tammy Meredith White Sep 18 2014 12:00 AM

Much love and prayers Stacy and Lena Habig

Stacy Habig Sep 18 2014 12:00 AM