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Margaret Sue Rose Phillips, 79, of Pipestem passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness.
Born August 16, 1942 in Summers County she was a daughter of the late Layton and Blanche Pitzer Rose.
Sue lived life to the fullest and the most important thing to her was her family and taking care of them. She was known by many as Momma Sue. She was a singer, songwriter and had several cds. She also wrote a book that is sold on Amazon, The Story Behind the Songs. In 1991, Sue sang at the White House under the Christmas Tree and even sang in Nashville. She sang all around the area and was loved by many. Sue loved her music and also loved sewing but her biggest love was her family, especially her grandchildren. They were the light of her life.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, and her biggest fan, Hobert L. Phillips Sr.; two sisters, Becky Phillips and Lona McBride; one brother, Jimmy Rose and Baby Phillips.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Junior (Wanda) Phillips of Princeton, Peggy (Jimmy) Ward of Pipestem, Rocky Phillips of Princeton, Patty (Jeff) Lyon of Pipestem; five grandchildren, Rhonda (Matt) Dillon, Stephanie (Seth) Morgan of Beckley, John Ward and companion Alicia Dawn Adkins of Pipestem, Chelsea Ward of Princeton and Taylor Phillips of Princeton; ten great grandchildren, Baustin, Paisley, and Arrow Morgan of Beckley, Gideon, Jonah and Greta Dillon of Beckley, Darien and Isaac Ward and Jay Sizemore of Pipestem and her shadow and sidekick Esmee Rose Anderson of Princeton; honorary granddaughters, Amber Fullen of Princeton and Alicia Dawn Adkins of Pipestem; three brothers, Jackie Rose and wife Susie Jones Rose of Hinton, Carl Rose of South Carolina and David Rose of Bluefield and one sister, Betty McBride of Ballard.
A Celebration of Sue’s Life will be held at a later date.
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