Kathleen Liggan Phillips
Kathleen Liggan Phillips
  • April 7, 1930 - October 22, 2017
  • Yorktown, Virginia

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Kathleen Liggan Phillips, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was born in Richmond, Virginia on April 7, 1930 to the late Jessie Lee Miller and Henry Clyde Liggan.

Kitty, as she was known, was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church in Poquoson, Virginia. She worked 11 years at Poquoson High School as the Guidance Secretary and retired in 1988. Throughout her life, she loved to read, listen to music, play her piano, needlepoint, sew, quilt, ballroom dance and decorate her home.

She was a devoted and loving wife to her husband, James "Jim" Phillips, and is survived by her loving children, son, James Michael Phillips of Ohio and daughter, Nancy Lynn Spicer of York County, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Aside from her husband and parents, Kitty was preceded in rest by her brother, Eugene Arthur Liggan, and sister, Virginia Lee Ovide.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Kathleen's life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel right after the visitation and Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.