Crystal Phillips


Crystal Phillips, 40, of Columbus went home unexpectedly at 2:35pm Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  Crystal, the daughter of Elinor Jo Willis and Carl Phillips was born in Hampton, VA on April 8, 1976 and moved to Columbus in 1984.  She graduated from Walnut Ridge High School in 1994 and went on to study medical assistance at the American School of Technology.  Most recently, Crystal was the owner/artist of Keepsakes for Eternity.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harry and Betty Tyree, aunt Judith Tyree and cousin Tisha Tyree.

Crystal is survived by her two sons, DeSean and Dominic of Columbus, her mother Elinor Jo (James) Willis of Columbus, father Carl (Maxine) Phillips of Hampton, Va; sisters Karen Francisco, Candis White, Christina Harper of Virginia, Kim Parker Brown of Maryland; brother Jeff Parker of Los Angeles, CA;  aunts Karen Hopkins and Harriett Tyree of Columbus, cousins Kimberly Hopkins and Toni Robinson of Columbus.

Memorial Service will begin at 2:00pm Wednesday September 21, 2016 at Love Zion Baptist Church 1459 Madison Ave.  Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Wendee & Harmonee Napier

    Prayers for the family and Crystal’s boys. She will be greatly missed!

  2. Clara Lloyd Jones

    Praying for you in your time of sorrow. Remember God is in Charge.
    Classmate of Carl Phillips 1957
    Clara Lloyd Jones

  3. Mrs. Cynthia Jones

    I was floored when my daughter informed me of her passing on Thursday morning. She was a very sweet person and I loved her as if she was one of my own. She was always welcomed at my home. My prayers are with all the family. Time will make this tolerable; right now we see it as unfair, but Crystal belonged to God and he chose to have her by his side now instead of later.
    Momma Jones

  4. Elinor Jo,
    I am thinking of you and your family and I know the Lord will give you strength.
    Love you,
    Your Cousin Mona

  5. Family,
    we are sad and hurt to hear that Crystal has passed away.
    May the Peace of God be with you.
    always with love,
    Cozette and Family

  6. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the God of Comfort give you his in this time hard time of yours. 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 3 and 4. Did you know that soon the words of Jesus will be realized about the resurrection found in John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29? And the God will finally put an end to all sickness and death will be no more. Revelations chapter 21 verses 3 and 4. May these scriptures bring you hope and comfort

  7. The Lucas Family

    We send our thoughts of deep sympathy to your family for the loss of Crystal. Daily may God give you the strength (Ps.34:18) to cope with such a sad loss. She will be missed but always fondly remembered.

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