Jean Innis Gibb Phillips, age 83, of Niceville, passed away in the early morning hours of June 20, 2019, finding her rest while she slept, after her long and valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Our family thanks all of those who cared so kindly for our mother, including Magnolia Manor Senior Day Care, Comfort Keepers, Emerald Coast Hospice, and Destin Healthcare and Rehab.
She was born to Delana Elizabeth (Skeldon) Gibb and Frederick William Gibb on May 24, 1936, at Fort Warren in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
She will be remembered for her gorgeous smile, her incredible heavenly voice, her exceptional vocabulary, her love and caring for children of all ages including human, canine, feline and other varieties, her tasmanian devil like energy, her humble service to all, her "dizzy" attention deficits, her mischievious nature and free spirit, and for the richness she added to the lives of all she met.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bradford Phillips, her youngest daughter, Allison Sue Phillips, and her parents.
She is survived by her brother, Frederick William (Kay) Gibb, and her children Delana Jean (Ermino) Phillips (Mazzarino), Jessica Marie Phillips, Frederick Bradford “Rick” (Margie) Phillips, Scott Noel (Jacqueline) Phillips, Jennifer Ruth (Jerry) Timmerman and Troy Gardner (Susan) Phillips. Grandchildren Sean (Katherine) and Kyle Mazzarino, Joshua Phillips, Ryan Butler, Chad (Rachel) Phillips, Megan (Nate) Hampshire, Kristin (Bobby) Parker, Philip (Caitlin), Troy (Molly), and Lucas Timmerman, Marty Magnani and Summer (Scott) Magidson. Great Grand children Jay Albrechta, Rebeckah Cooper, Katelyn, Angelina and Tristan Phillips, Mara Phillips, Daniel, David, James, Melody, Benjamin and Joy Hampshire, Abigail, Hannah, Rebekah and Sarah Parker, James and Marian Timmerman, Cecilia Timmerman, and Amanda Ragan. Great-Great Grandchild Jackson Ragan. Nieces Mary Delana Gibb MgGinn, Catherine Gibb Baily, Jayne Van Tol and Katherine Johnson Bryan. Nephews Frederick William Gibb Jr., James, Robert, David and Michael Johnson, Brad, David and Michael Phillips. Sister-in-Law Janet (Phillips) Colpitts.
A funeral service and celebration of her life will be conducted on Sunday, July 28, at 11:00am at McLaughlin Twin Cities Mortuary in Niceville. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00am. Internment will take place at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso following the service. Her favorite colors were pink and purple and she would want you to wear your favorite colors if you prefer.
Flowers will be received by the family, but donations to Magnolia Manor, Comfort Keepers, Emerald Coast Hospice, Destin Healthcare and Rehab or towards Dementia research are also welcomed.
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