Mary Jo Phillips, age 92 of Conway, Arkansas passed from this life on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at Salem Place in Conway. She was born in the Duff Community of Searcy County, Arkansas on October 1st, 1925 to John Montgomery Mays and Cora Holder Mays.
Mary Jo was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marshall, Arkansas. She spent her working years in the retail industry. Mary Jo was a fabulous babysitter and was lovingly known as “Jo Jo” to the children she cared for. When her husband Blane was living, Mary Jo enjoyed taking trips to Tunica. She loved being outdoors and working with her flowers. Mary Jo had an infectious laugh that will be remembered and missed by loved ones and friends.
Survivors include one daughter, Fran Boone and husband Tim of Maumelle; one granddaughter, Molly Boone, also of Maumelle; and many nieces, nephews and other family who will also mourn her passing.
Mary Jo is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Blane Phillips who passed away in 2000; and thirteen siblings, Lillian Mays Lay, Walsie Mays Johnson, Euna Mays McKinney, Nellie Mays Stills, Ruben Mays, Emmaline Mays Keeling, Edna Mays McSherry, Claude Myatt, Verl Myatt, Hazel Myatt Moore, Johnie Mays Firestone, Fred Mays and Bonnie Lou Mays Barnes.
Arrangements are by Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Arkansas. Graveside services for Mary Jo will be 1:00 PM Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at Marshall Memorial Gardens with Bro. Eddie Ragsdale and Dr. Woodrow Cummins officiating.