of Little Rock, AR
June 12, 1951 - July 12, 2008
Tabitha Lou Phillips, 57, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord, Saturday, July 12, 2008. She was born on June 12, 1951 at Tulsa, Oklahoma, a daughter of Gene Combs and Ludie Pavey Combs. She was a member of Our Lady of The Holy Souls Catholic Church, a volunteer at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center and a lifetime member of St. Vincent Auxiliary. She was a retired teacher and principal for Little Rock School District, a former member of AEA and NEA, Arkansas Association Elementary School Principals, an alumni of the University of Arkansas, and a member of the Arkansas Alumni Association. She was an active member in Junior Tennis in Arkansas for her son Ryan. She was an avid Razorback Fan, and a voracious reader.She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Mike Phillips and son Ryan Phillips both of Little Rock; an aunt, Dean Bell of Collinsville, Oklahoma; and cousins, Cherry Cash, Chris Brown, Ken Howard, and Fred Bell, all of Collinsville, Oklahoma; Carlitta Howard of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Billy Bell of Chesapeake, Virginia. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel (501)224-8300. Interment will follow at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle.The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2008.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic High School for Boys, 6300 Father Tribou Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
I lived across the road from Tabitha when we were in grade school. We moved away when I was 11 but Tab and I were good friends. I just learned of her passing from another old friend working on a reunion. Lou was our Blue Bird leader and softball coach. Tab and I had several sleep-overs. I am truly sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
I happened across this link by searching something. I remembered your wife while I was deliverin' your pizzas.I am sorry about your loss. I lost my mom last Feb 2006 to lung cancer. I miss her sorely. You are in my thoughts. Your wife is gonna to be your soul spirit eternally... Big hugs ... Sherry
I just found out last night about Tab's death. I'm so sorry Mike and Ryan. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.
MIke, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Family, Sending you my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all in this sad and difficult times ahead. Hugs!Ginger Philley
Mike and Ryan; We were so saddened to hear of your loss. She so warmly welcomed us to the neighborhood, and will miss her great smile and chats in the yard about the birds and the flowers.Karen and Jackie
I am saddened to hear of Tab's death. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. I had just gotten to know Tab as a new neighbor and enjoyed so much visiting with her. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
Mike and Ryan,We were very sad to hear about the loss of Tab. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Pat, Jan, Matt and Andrew Gresham
Mike, I am stunned and saddened beyond words. Tab will always be alive and smiling in my memories and I will never forget either one of you.
My deepest sympathy - I'm praying for you (Mike) and your families.
Mike and Ryan, I was so saddened to learn of your loss of wife and mother. May Gods grace sustain you both and help you to go forward with the trust and knowledge that Tab is with her Lord now and at peace. May he give you his peace and comfort, as well.
There were questions for the Lord when Mother died. Why did she have to experience such bodily distress and deterioration, anguish and agony, for so long? The Lord sent me this answer that I will pass on to you: Just as a newborn baby comes into this world through bodily pain and suffering, it is that our loved ones pass on to the next through bodily pain and suffering. Tab is with God and Jesus in Heaven. Her spirit is free from the anguish and agony, and from the distress and deterioration of the diseased shell that lies inside a coffin here on Earth. May the Loving Spirit of the Lord and Tab's loving spirit will be with you both to guide you through the rest of your lives together.
We are very sorry for your sorrow at this timeMay God bless you .
With our deep sypmathy to you, Mike and your family. Judy Courtright
Bith, I will miss you most. You were my best friend and "sister" all through high school. To your family, I send all my sympathy. You are one of a kind. See ya one fine morning.Love, Terrie
Tab what a pleasure and a blessing it has been to have you in our family. I especially remember how fond of you Dad was but of course you always loved him so much as well. We will miss you so much. Mike & Ryan we love you both and please know we are here for you if you need us. I love you brother your ( favorite ) sister Karen.
My prayers and sympathy go out to the family. Don Witten, class of 1969
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate from Collinsville High School. -- Ted Wright -- cvilleok dot com
With deep sympathy & prayers. Mike & Ryan, our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Dr. Wyant, Pam, Janae & Ashley
Mike and Ryan - The memories shared with you and Tab are endless. Tab will forever hold a special place in my heart. - We love you and are here for you. Cathy and Jordan
Mike,My deepest condolences to you and Ryan. I pray that God's grace will sustain you during this difficult time.My prayers are with you,Paula Stumon
Dear Mike:,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Ryan during this difficult time.We are sorry for your loss.Michel & Pam
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your son are in our prayer. May God be with you all during this time and always will. Keep your eyes on the Lord . Love, Krissa and family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. Mike was my (Sharon Thomason) former teacher at Arkansas School for the Deaf.
Mike, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and all your family will be in my prayers.sincerely,Angie Jones
Mike and Ryan,My deepest sympathy to you and your son. My prayer is that the Lord will give you strength and a peace that surpasses all understanding. God Bless you!Anita
Mike and Ryan,We will sincerely miss Tab so very much and she will be in our hearts forever. Of course, our prayers and thoughts go out to you and Ryan during this most difficult time for the loss of Tab and Mom so close together. Most of all, as family, we will always be here to help in any way we can.All our love,Joe and Cheryl
Dear Mike and Ryan, Our hearts go out to you both during this difficult time. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. If you need anything at all, please let us know. Remember that you are surrounded by family and friends that love you dearly and will help you through this. Kimberly and Raymond Molden
Mike and Ryan-you both are in our prayer-angela maxey hutto
Uncle Mike and Ryan my heart and prayers are with you. Aunt Tab will be missed by me and all of us.I love you !
Hello Mike Phillips I am very sorry about your mom and wife passed away. We are think of you and your son. We are pray for you and family!!! Remember us? From ASD fomley student. Jeff graduated ASD 1990. Love, Amberly and Jeff Carlton
Mike and Ryan,Sending our deepest sympathy.Jessica, Aaron, Marissa & Mykanna
Deepest Sympathy goes to Mike Phillips' family. Mike is my former high school teacher at Arkansas School for the Deaf.
We were so sad to hear of Tab's passing, we remember her passion for students when we worked with her at LRSD. She had the energy of a cheerleader (which would explain the Razorback spirit) and a heart of a saint. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you.
Mike,You and your son continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
You are in our prayers.
Sorry to hear about Tab. I can remember all the good times at the LSU/Arkansas football games. They were great. She was such a fun Razorback fan. Will miss her during those games. Thinking of you at this time. Will remember you in my prayers.
Mr. Phillips and Ryan: We are so sorry to hear of Ms. Phillips passing...She will always be part of our grade school memories... You will be in our thoughts and prayers...Tara and TJ Trent, former students of Mabelvale Elementary School.
Mike,I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. You all are in our special prayers and thoughts. Keep your chin up to the Lord and he will guide you in peace and heal you. Hugs,Leann and Family
We send our very deep sympathies to Mike,Ryan,Family and friends. We love you all. May God be your comfort and strenght during this time.Former ASD StudentsDanny & Michelle
Mike & Ryan,A light has gone out in our neighborhood and we are so sad. We will miss Tab's warm spirit and bright smile as she would drive by in her red Convertible. You are in our prayers, and if there is anything we can do please let us know! With Love, The Griffin family
My dear friends, Ryan and MIke,I wish I were there to be with you. I love you both.My thoughts are with you guys and I wish you well.We carry some fun memories together. I will always cherish them and hold them dear.With love,Uncle TJ
Dear Mr.Phillips and Ryan I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your wife and mother. I know in the time of sorrow GOD can heal all hurts and pains. And I just want you to know that Mrs.Phillips is in a better home, she with the Lord.Student at ASD are thinking of you.
Mike and Ryan, our prayers are with you both at such a difficult time. May God's loving arms surround you and bring you peace.Love, Dick and Rosie Byrns
Mike,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. Just know that God has His arms around both of you and will support you through this difficult and sad time.Darleen Tripcony
Tab was always the who was there for us in times of need and fun. We will miss our cousin.
Dear Mike and Ryan,We were so sorry to hear about Tab. She was such a nice person and so supportive of our family during our years playing junior tennis. We will be thinking about you during this very sad time.Chris, Pat and Holly McGetrick
Tab,My dear friend. I will miss you. Mike and Ryan, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. She adored the two of you. You were her life. Always remember her sense of humor and love for the both of you. Sincerely,Cindy, Bill, Riley and Reid
Mike and Ryan,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you have peace in the days to come. "What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." Helen KellerThinking of you, Theresa and Frank
Mike and Ryan- Tab was so kind to our entire family during our wonderful junior tennis years. We will truly miss her. Please know that we are thinking about you.Walter, Erin, Sam, Will, and Lizzy McSpadden
Mike and Ryan, please know that you both are in my prayers. May God provide you His blanket of warmth and comfort during this difficult time. Love, Judi, Jasmine, and Isabelle Morgan