Carol Lynne Phillips, of Mexia, passed away January 10, 2024 in Fairfield, Texas at the age of 70.Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2024 in the Mexia Cemetery with Reverend Shane Norcross officiating.
Carol was born May 11, 1953 in Houston, Texas to Charles and Frances (Neill) Zachry, Jr. Carol grew up in the Heights area of Houston and graduated in May 1971 from John H. Reagan High School. In January 1972, Carol married Walter Jonte and they made their home in Friendswood and then Alvin. Carol worked as a secretary for Exxon in downtown Houston, while also taking some college classes at Alvin Junior College. They welcomed two children in 1975 and 1977.
In 1982, the family had the opportunity to relocate to Mexia where they enjoyed living and raising their children in a small community. The family attended the First United Methodist Church where Carol enjoyed serving as a Sunday School teacher. Carol worked for Bob Myers Insurance for many years and later retired from the Mexia State Supported Living Center.
Carol met and married Jon Phillips in 1994. She and Jon had many wonderful years together, prior to his death in 2012. They loved going to Galveston Beach where the highlight of their trip was eating good seafood. They also enjoyed dancing, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Carol loved nothing more than her family. She especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren and being a ‘Nana’.She also loved animals; any stray that came along usually found a good home at Carol’s.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. Zachry, Jr. and Frances Zachry; and husband, Jon Phillips.
Carol is survived by her daughter, Allison Best (Daymon) of Buffalo; son, Wesley Jonte (Karen) of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Brandi Phillips Lee of Mexia; grandchildren, Tristan Best, Avery Best, James Jonte, Lyndsie Jonte, Meagan Jonte, Elizabeth Webster, Jerrod Phillips, Sean Lee, and Briana Whitlow; five great grandchildren; sister, Claudell Wert of Conroe; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Carol’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Solaris Hospice and the memory care staff at Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation for the wonderful care she received.