Mary Jeannette Drummond Phillips obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Mary Jeannette Drummond Phillips

June 10, 1936 - March 12, 2017

Obituary


Jeanette Drummond Phillips, age 80, of Tuscaloosa, died March 12, 2017 at home. Visitation will be held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home on Skyland Blvd. in Tuscaloosa from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Mesopotamia Cemetery, in Eutaw, Ala. at 11 a.m. on Tuesday March 14, 2017 with Rev. Jeff Hammack officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Cleveland Phillips; her sister, Voncile Drummond Smith; and her brothers, Donald "Duck" Drummond and Robert "Bobby" Drummond. Survivors include her son, David "Dee" Phillips II; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth;...

Jeanette Drummond Phillips, age 80, of Tuscaloosa, died March 12, 2017 at home. Visitation will be held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home on Skyland Blvd. in Tuscaloosa from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Mesopotamia Cemetery, in Eutaw, Ala. at 11 a.m. on Tuesday March 14, 2017 with Rev. Jeff Hammack officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Cleveland Phillips; her sister, Voncile Drummond Smith; and her brothers, Donald "Duck" Drummond and Robert "Bobby" Drummond. Survivors include her son, David "Dee" Phillips II; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth; grandchildren, Caroline and Laura; her son, Derek Phillips, daughter-in-law, Jeana, grandchildren, Andrew and Keri; her brothers, Tommy Drummond (Linda) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Jerry Drummond of Eutaw, Ala.; sister, Violet Clayton (Jack) of Moundville, Ala.; and sister-in-law, Sonja Drummond of Tuscaloosa, Ala..She believed that Jesus Christ is the Son of The Living God. Many years ago she made a public profession of her faith in Jesus Christ in the Clinton Baptist Church, and was baptized in the Eutaw Baptist Church. She was the daughter of J.C. Drummond and Ida Lee Hamilton Drummond of Eutaw. She was extremely proud of her three year tour in the United States Marine Corps. She served during peacetime. When her enlistment was up she returned to Alabama and went to work for American Liberty Insurance Company. During her work years in Birmingham, she lived with her beloved aunt, Minnie Hamilton Friday. She saw her mother every weekend. She was in her eighth year with American Liberty when she got married and moved to Huntsville. She worked at Wylie Labs in Huntsville for two scientists. When her first son was born she resigned and became a fulltime mother. She loved studying the Civil War. She loved genealogy and reading her collection of True West, Old West, and Frontier Times magazines. With help from her mother and grandmother Hamilton, she enjoyed writing true stories about her ancestors and sharing those stories with family members. The family wants to recognize and pay special thanks to Ms. Carolyn Perotti. Carolyn was a friend / helper to mom for the last 7 plus years. Because of Carolyn's friendship, mom was able to continue her weekly trips to the beauty shop, get to and from doctor's appointments, have a best friend for discussions on the things of God and everyday life, and to fulfill her great desire to live at home until her last breath. Pallbearers will be her nephews, Doug Gibson, Bud Phillips, Robby Drummond, Don Drummond, Chip Phillips, Jason Drummond, Nick Drummond, Lee Drummond, Dennis Drummond, Philip Drummond, Heath Drummond, Cody Drummond, and Michael Drummond.