Wanda S. Heath Phillips

August 14, 2020
Wanda S. Heath Phillips

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Wanda S. Heath Phillips, 87, of Williamsburg entered into eternal rest on August 14th, 2020 due to COVID-19. She was born in Bowers WV on March 7th, 1933 to Carl and Oletha Stout. She has been a Williamsburg resident for 74 years and was a dedicated member of Smith Memorial Church.

She and her first husband managed Heath’s store in Lightfoot for more than 30 years before purchasing the Jamestown Marina, which she managed until her death.

Wanda loved her family and treated everyone else like family. She was known for her delicious homecooked meals which she served everyday at the marina snack bar until she was unable to do so. She enjoyed country and bluegrass music, and had a great love for all animals, especially her side-kick, “Spunky”.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bill Stout, her first husband of 36 years, Clarence E. Heath and her second husband of 23 years, Ray Phillips.

She is survived by; her sister, Betty S. Cross and brother, Carl (Happy) Stout (Vienna), her children, Larry Heath (Ann), Evelyn H. Griffith (Gary), Dean Heath and step-daughter, Joyce P. Press (Bruce), five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-niece and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Wanda’s memory to Smith Memorial Baptist Church in Williamsburg, VA.


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  • August 17, 2020
    Kathie Newman says:
    Wanda was the first friend my husband introduced me to. The Sat night jamming with country, bluegrass & lost of gospel. She served homemade deserts every week and made it plain that she didn’t want any contributions. Wanda was ver caring but more than that always a lady. So sorry for your loss.

  • August 17, 2020
    Lanny & Butch Freeland says:
    Larry, Evelyn, & Dean: we are so sorry for the passing of Aunt Wanda. She was a wonderful Aunt & made the best fried chicken ever along with all the food she made as we were growing up. She will be missed by so many people. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love ❤️ you all.

  • August 19, 2020
    Elsie Marston Manning says:
    The Marston siblings will always remember the lovely lady who lived up the road in the pretty brick house. I pray God gives you each comfort during this difficult time.

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