Nettie Phillips Stone



Palmetto Community-Nettie Phillips Stone, 94, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her home after an extended illness. Known affectionately as "Mama Nettie" to her family and those who loved her like family, she was quite simply everyone's grandmother. She never met a stranger and she will always be remembered for her laughter, her wisdom, her love of all things MS State, and her loving heart. There will never be another like her.

A Service celebrating Nettie’s life will be held at 2 M Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Dr. Jim McClurkan and Rev. Kerry Powell officiating. A committal service will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 4 PM-7PM saturday and from 1 PM-service time Sunday, all at Holland Funeral Directors, which is honored to be serving their longtime friends.

Nettie was born January 26, 1923 to Orie and Okla Sutphin Young in the Brewer community. She married Charles Phillips on June 28, 1941 and they made their home and raised their children in the Palmetto community until he passed away in February 1972. In June 1976, she married Max Stone, and she stayed by his side until he passed away in March 2012. Nettie worked at Rockwell for about 40 years until her retirement. She was a faithful member of Palmetto Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers; Vora Young, Milton Young, Willard Young, and Sam Young; sister, Dewdrop Murphy; daughter, Brenda Phillips Pannell; and son-in-law Fain Pannell.

She is survived by daughter, Martha Waycaster (Benny) of Old Union community; son, Mike Phillips (June) of Palmetto community; step-sons Max L. Stone of Gulfport, MS, and Kevin Stone of Vicksburg, MS; sister-in-law Virginia Young of Muscle Shoals, AL; grandchildren Debbie Dodson (Robert) of Booneville, Cindy Stanford (Brad) of Tupelo, Brad Waycaster (Pam) of Old Union community, Greg Waycaster (Kathy) of Old Union community, Ginger Miller (Matt) of Guntown, Courtney Oliver (Adam) of Nettleton, Barbara Avera of Mobile, AL, and Brandy Stone of Gulfport; great-grandchildren Rob Dodson, Lauren Wright (Josh), Britney Blackwell (Christopher), Will Waycaster (Melanie), Cassie Gray (Ceburn), Hannah Mura (Ryan), Reid Dahlem, Blaylin Oliver, Noah Oliver, and Luke Miller; 7 great-great-grandchildren and was looking forward to welcoming 3 more this spring; and many special nieces and nephews who she loved as her own children.

Pallbearers will be Robert Dodson, Brad Stanford, Brad Waycaster, Greg Waycaster, Matt Miller, and Adam Oliver.

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