Joyce J. Phillips

Joyce J. Phillips

Joyce Jenkins Phillips, 87, of Rocksprings, Texas, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2019.

Joyce was born Jan. 16, 1932, at her grandmother Zuberbueler’s home in Rocksprings. She was raised by her parents, Franklin Juhan and Bessie Zuberbueler Jenkins, on the Diamond

Ranch and Jenkins Ranch in Edwards County.

She later married William T.B. Phillips, who preceded her in death.

Joyce had a servant’s heart. She devoted her time and love to people in her community through her volunteer work and special care and attention to others. She volunteered to keep the Barksdale Public Library’s door open, transported friends to church when they were no longer able to drive, volunteered as dispatcher for Nueces Canyon EMS, and kept the church nursery. She was well known for delivering Meals on Wheels in Edwards County for many years, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Joyce loved living on her ranch and tending to animals. She also loved her Baptist Church and all its members.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Albert Russell Jenkins.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Kathy Newman and husband, David; son, Russell Phillips and wife, Myndee; granddaughter, (whom she raised) Melody Plumley and husband, Carter; grandson, Jonathan Phillips and wife, Elizabeth; two granddaughters, Melissa Newman and Jordan Phillips; great-grandchildren, Baylee Jo, Holt, Maya, Angelina and Ryley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rocksprings. Brother James Hamm officiated. Interment followed in the Rocksprings Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jose Fregoso, Stan Cottle, Bobby Cottle, Joe Baker, Carl Hyde and Mike Grooms.

Memorials may be made to Edwards County EMS, PO Box 185. Rocksprings, TX 78880.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory at www.kimblefuneralhometx.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. (325) 446-3076.

The preceding is a paid obituary.



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