Mona Rae Phillips, age 64, of Anderson, passed away on July 6, 2022, from an extended illness. She was born on February 23, 1958.

Mona was a graduate of Madison Heights High School, Class of 1976. After graduation she obtained her cosmetology license and worked at JCPenney’s Hair Salon for many years. Mona was a soft spoken, kind-hearted woman with a heart of gold. She was respectful to everyone she met, had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved those around her deeply. She was a wonderful grandma, always attending any sporting event they played. Rod Stewart was her absolute favorite musician. She was an avid Nascar fan, loved animals, and enjoyed tending for plants and flowers. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mona is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Donnie Phillips; children Rick Brown (Jill) and Koty McDole (Jimmy); grandchildren Makayla McDole, Jamison McDole, Faith Brown, and Martina Brown; brother Larry Lambert (Sherry); nieces Jamie, Melissa, Michelle, and Daylon; and many friends that were more like family.

Mona is preceded in death by her mother Evelyn Lawrence, and sisters Twila Simmons and Mary Payne.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Southern Care Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion.

Cremation was chosen through Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. I’ll miss you my friend. My person I sat next to at basketball games & tennis matches. We both loved the popcorn at the sporting events. Until I see you again .Love you Mona . RHI

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ❤️ May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. 🙏🙏❤️

  4. RIP Mona 🙏 to her family and friends may God be with you during this difficult time

  5. Mona was always so much fun! I can’t think of a time she was genuinely upset or angry around me. I can only think of her smiling. I never liked getting haircuts as a kid because of my sensitive scalp, but she was always gentle. I still have the JcPenney portraits my brother and I had done after haircuts and I’ll always think of Mona when I see them.

  6. Mona was such a special lady. So kind and considerate to others, always. Unassuming and dignified, she had a generous,loving heart.

    She was devoted to Donnie. She was devoted to her children and grands. She was fun to be around, she lived a good life!

    She had the most melodic voice and laugh. It makes us smile to think of her singing joyfully with Shadow in Heaven….La la la la la la la

    Rest in peace dear Moo, we will miss you. Butch and Sara

  7. Gonna miss you moo. I hate that me living here cost me valuable time. I’m just thankful for the time I had you in my life. ♥️♥️

  8. My condolences to Donnie, family and friends of Mona. I remember her as kind, gracious and genuine. A bright light gone to soon.❤️🙏🏻

  9. Mona was a wonderful lady. I had the privilege of working about 9 years with her at JCPenney. She always had a smile and piece of gum for everyone. RIP Mona your smile made so many people happy ❤️❤️

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