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 20, 2020
    Robert Southard lit a candle:
    Lit since August 20, 2020 at 8:32:59 PM

  • August 21, 2020
    Carol ann Tooley-Hall says:
    My sincere sympathy to Betty, Happy, Larry, Evelyn, and Dean on the loss of Wanda. I have known Wanda all my life. She loved people and people loved her. She will truly be missed by many. May God temper your pain and give you comfort. Praying for each of you. In christian Love.

  • August 23, 2020
    Chantel Nixon says:
    I'm so saddened to hear of Wanda's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of her from church, the marina and all of the good cooking. I remember her, me and my grandma Anna Nixon spending time together not only on Sunday afternoon after church but at other times as well. I'm sure her and my grandma are having a grand time with their Lord. My heart is heavy because she is no longer on earth but I'm so happy she is Home and catching up with friends and family that went Home before. May God bless the family at this time. I loved Wanda like another grandma.

  • August 31, 2020
    Linwood and Beth Otey says:
    So saddened to hear of Ms. Wanda’s passing. She was a kind spirit and a great Lady. Peace be with you, Ms. Wanda.