Sara Phillips


Mrs. Sara Humphries Phillips, 87, wife of the late Robert Carlton Phillips and the late Arthur Thomas Mears and a resident of Virginia Beach, formerly of Eastville, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach. A native of Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late Heywood Winwood Humphries and the late Helen Amanda Salmons Humphries. She was a member of Cheriton United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Paul Thomas Phillips, of Virginia Beach, and Bruce Carlton Phillips and his wife, Wendy, of Storrs, Conn.; two daughters, Selina Fox and her husband, Mark, of Everett, Wash., and Carol Mears Green and her husband, Elgin, of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren, Amanda Green Douthit, David Green, Emily Green, Bethany Phillips, Kaley Phillips, Brian Phillips, Christopher Phillips, and Thomas Phillips; and four great-grandchildren, Aurora Douthit, Oliver Green, Elyssa Douthit, and Tobias Green.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Friday, May 10, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Cheriton United Methodist Church with Pastor Virginia Greer officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Cheriton United Methodist Church, c/o Jo Ann Heneghan, P.O. Box 297, Cheriton, VA 23316.

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Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.