Jean Phillips



Belden - Mrs. Shelby Jean Franks Phillips, 77, went to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, January 29, 2019 while living at her daughter’s residence in Tupelo, MS, and on HomeCare Hospice, following a short battle with cancer. She was born March 18, 1941 in Tupelo, MS to Shelby Preston Franks and Corrine Ruth Tatum Franks. She was a graduate of Mooreville High School where she enjoyed playing basketball and was valedictorian of her class. Jean worked 35 years as an account receivable clerk, employed by Leggett & Platt. She enjoyed participating in bowling leagues and enjoyed all types of sports. She loved all God’s creatures, especially her dogs. She loved her church family and Sunday school class at Belden Baptist Church where she was a longtime member.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 PM, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Belden Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Private burial will follow in Bougefala Baptist Church Cemetery in Mooreville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 AM to service time only at the church.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Clayton, Bob Dooley, W.K. Webb, John Wiseman, Kirby Deer, Greg Sheffield, Corey Shouse, and Rex Haygood.
Survivors include her two daughters, Kathy Deer (Kirby) of Pearl, MS, and Jennifer Sheffield (Greg) of Tupelo; two sisters, Jewell Webb (W.K.) of Saltillo and Betty Wiseman (John) of Baldwyn; eight grandchildren, Emily McGairty (Brian), Jennifer Mayeu (Ethan), Kelsey Lancaster (Justin), Amy Crowley, Corey Shouse, Haley Sharpe, Mac Shouse, and Hannah Sheffield; six great-grandchildren, Jon Davis McGairty, Tatum McGairty, Tucker McGairty, Avery Kate Sanders, Levi Adam Gullett, and Zoe Paige Sharpe; a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her late husband, Harold Gene Phillips who died June 13, 2013.

Memorials may be sent to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38802. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to