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“Blessings to the family ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: Elder MaRie' Stokes - Dunn, NC

“May you find comfort in those who surround you in your time of loss. ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: Adrienne Gayton - Friend

“Our prayers are with the family, we will miss Phyllis. ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Garland and Hattie Wilder - NC

“Fond memories through the years... dormmates, Sam Hill's Choir, Easter Weekend 1964 with Phyllis' beautiful family in NYC, football games, class...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Ella Tyson Harris - Greenville, NC

“Good friend and classmate!!! Will miss you. ”
5 of 31 | Posted by: sylvia jones - smithfield, NC

“Sincere condolences to the family from the William Ed Nixon Jr. family. We pray for strength and healing of the hearts of the family. Phyllis was...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Vivian Nixon - Reston, VA

“Charles, I pray that God will give you peace and comfort as you mourn the loss of your beloved sister.You went beyond the call of duty to take good...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Myrtle Sanders - Smithfield, NC


8 of 31 | Posted by: Obelia Hocutt - Middlesex, NC

“Charles, I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. I know this was a great loss for you but a great gain for heaven. I pray that God will...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Patricia Bourgeois - Dallas, TX

“Witty, eccentric, friendly and loyal, Phyllis brought life and fun to every event. She dearly loved NCCU and the members of our class (1967).Perhaps...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Colon and Jean Oliver - Yorktown, VA

“Roy and Angela Jones ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: Angela Jones - Friend

“Condolences to the family. Phyllis will certainly be missed. She had such a sweetspirit. She loved unconditionally and sort to bring out the very...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Carolyn Heath-Glover, Wendell, NC

“Condolences to the Family. Phyllis will be missed. She had such a sweet spirit. She loved unconditionally and sort to bring out the best in everyone...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Carolyn Heath-Glover - Friend

“God blessing to the family. We were classmates at NCCU ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Ted Picott - Clinton, MD - Friend

“My condolences to the family during this hard time. My prayers for you all. ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Dana Powell - Portsmouth, VA

“My condolences to the family during this hard time. My prayers for you all. ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Dana Powell

“The passing of yout sister has shocked all of us. We are reminded we do not know the hour when we are called to go home so we all need to be reminded...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Wanda and Bernard Bryant - Selma, NC

“Beyond the sunset.... ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: Patricia Wall - Clemmons, NC

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Phyllis Jean Forte Ethridge. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Clarence Spicer - Charleston, SC

“Charles, Thoughts and Prayers to you and the Family. May you find peace knowing others share your loss. Phyllis was a caring person and will truly be...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Katie Rowland-Ricketts - DC

“We share in your loss.We love you and will continue to keep you lifted up in prayer. ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Mr.&Mrs.Jarvis Bynum - High Point, NC

“Aunt, Phyllis you are going to be missed so much, but your memories remains in our hearts. Charles you did more than most brothers will do and God is...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Kathleen Battle - Family

“Charles, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. I extend my most sincere condolences. Remember the shared memories and know that God...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Randy Bell - Virginia Beach, VA

“My prayers are with the family. ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Dr. Ed Bell - Raleigh, NC

“My Condolences To The Family,Charles Phillips Is In A Better Place,Phillis Would Do Anything She Could To Help,Giving You Good Advise.And A Great...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Irene Alford - SMITHFIELD, NC

“Rest In Peace Phyllis ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Ann Tomlinson Hodges - Friend

“Charles, I was sadden to hear about your dear sister. she was my friend. I am praying that God will comfort you during these difficult times. God is...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Johnny woodhouse - Friend

“MAY GOD COMFORT YOU AT THIS TIME,CHARLES. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: JERRY WHITE - Family Friend

“I was really proud to know Dr. Ethridge; she was a wonderful person! ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Barbara Williford - Smmithfield, NC

“I will surely miss Dr. E as I affectionately called her. She was fun-loving, smart, and compassionate. Prayers to her brother Charles, other family...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Crystal Roberts - Smithfield, NC

“My sincere condolences to Phyllis' family. Though I had not seen her in many years, I remember the times we spent together as teenagers. I'm sure she...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Anne Beckwith Smith - Phoenix, AZ


Open Casket
Thursday, December 08
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Wake
Friday, December 09
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church
403 Caswell St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

Funeral Service
Friday, December 09
12:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church
403 Caswell St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

Interment
Friday December 09
Rest Haven
Smithfield, NC 27577

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806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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