Peggy Gayle Phillips
Peggy Gayle Phillips
  • December 23, 1943 - September 14, 2017
  • Texas

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Funeral services will be held for Peggy Gayle Phillips on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Mrs. Phillips passed away early Thursday morning, September 14, 2017 after a long battle with breast and ovarian cancer. The funeral mass will begin at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas, and burial services will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett, Texas. The family will receive visitors at 7:00 pm Friday, September 22 at Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas followed by the praying of the Holy Rosary at 8:00 pm.

Survivors include her husband, John of 52 years, her children: John David Phillips; Gayle Phillips Harden, husband Brigham, children Lily, Ian, and Zoe (grand children), husband Frankie, children Unique, Violet, and Julian (great grandchildren); and Peggy's brother, Duane Randall Hundley. She was preceded in death by her parents Florence A. Hundley and Arthur R. Hundley.

Mrs. Phillips graduated in 1961 from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas where she met her husband, John Francis Phillips. They were married on November 14, 1964. They briefly lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, while John completed his service with the Atomic Energy Commission, and then returned to Texas where they have lived since. Peggy was completely devoted to her family, always making sure everyone was loved, well fed, and clothed. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had a great passion and respect for all life in general, as demonstrated by her years of endless devotion to rescuing and fostering animals in need and working with animal charities. She lead by example, and her unconditional love, selflessness, and compassion made her a model of the Christian spirit.

In lieu of flowers, the family feels that Peggy would best be honored by a donation in her name to Operation Kindness or Feral Friends.