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Algene "Jean" (Hennings) Phillips

November 20, 1937 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Algene "Jean" Phillips Obituary

Algene “Jean” Hennings Phillips, age 86, of Vass, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at her home, with her daughter by her side.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, at 3:00 pm at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Jean was born in Hoke County on November 20, 1937, to the late Thomas Hennings and Margaret McFayden Hennings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Henry Hennings.

She Graduated Salutatorian from Vass-Lakeview High School in 1956 and went on to attend and graduate from Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh, NC. Jean became a secretary, first working in Burlington, NC at an Insurance Company, then at Research Triangle Plant “Hercules” from 1962 until 1972. She then became a realtor in Lexington, SC and later in Hartsville, TN. Once again returning to the Raleigh area in 1974 she began working at NC State College in the tobacco lab as a professional secretary to numerous doctors and working with the scheduling and graduation for students until she retired in 2003 after 29 years of service. Jean was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Magnolia Chapter. She loved traveling, and music. Her hobbies were knitting and crocheting. She loved visiting and talking with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

She leaves behind one daughter, Tanya Renee Lewis of Vass; granddaughters, Jessica Osborn (Josh) of Reidsville, NC, Stacey Crane (Chris) of Huntersville, NC, great-grandchildren, Izzy Osborn, , Alexander Crane, Scarlet Crane, Adalee Osborn, Lynndee Osborn to which she was always known as Granny, and she was so proud of.

Condolences may be sent to www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Friday
January 5, 2024

3:00 PM
Cox Memorial Funeral Home
4888 US Hwy 1
Vass, NC 28394

Visitation
Friday
January 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Cox Memorial Funeral Home
4888 US Hwy 1
Vass, NC 28394

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