Rebecca Phillips was born March 5, 1943, in Gurdon, AR, to Sarah Brown Stephens and the late Barney Stephens.
Rebecca was a Christian and was a member of Second Baptist Church of Arkadelphia, AR. She was a 1961 graduate of Gurdon High School, she graduated from the Baptist School of Nursing, and she became a practicing Registered Nurse. Rebecca’s passion was gardening and being in the outdoors. She pursued her interest with vigor and became a Master Gardener.
Rebecca is survived by her 98-year-old mother, Sarah; her husband of 55 years, James R. “Jim” Phillips; sons Todd and wife, Tracy of Landau, Germany (Henry, Martin Thomas, Kristian); Eric and wife, Cindy of Arkadelphia (Owen, Colin) and Clif and wife, Regina of Benton (Colton, Caiden); sister, Pauletta Perryman of Lonoke; brother, Steve and wife, Janice Stephens of Arkadelphia; and sister in law Marty Hritz (Christy) of Sanford NC.
A celebration of Rebecca’s life will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery, Arkadelphia, AR, at 1:30 PM on February 8th, 2020, officiated by Revs. Stan Parris and Louie Heard, under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home of Arkadelphia, AR.
Following the service there will be a family visitation at Second Baptist Church, Arkadelphia.