Marilyn Phillips, age 81 of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Marilyn was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 9, 1939 to the late Albert and Cecil (Andrews) Garside.
Marilyn loved to be outside and work with her hands with her numerous flowers and use her gardening expertise to keep her landscaping beautiful. She was known to come home from work and immediately change her clothes and work in the yard. She was deeply knowledgeable about her plants and flowers, and she loved to see them in bloom. She enjoyed shopping for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought her so much joy later in her life. She loved to have them come around and visit with her, and she would spoil them with food and games so they would have a good time while at her house. Marilyn was known to be an excellent cook especially when it came to her Hamilton-famous rolls, sweet potato pie, and pineapple upside down cake.
Marilyn attended the University of Cincinnati and was a graduate of Hamilton High School. Marilyn was employed by Champion Paper for over 20 years in their Accounting Services Department. She later worked for Ohio Casualty Insurance Company before her retirement.
She was a life-long member of Payne Chapel AME Church; participating in the choir, a member of the Trustee board, and other church activities. She dearly loved her church and its members.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Ronald Phillips, Sr.; her son, Ronald (Tiffany) Phillips, Jr.; her seven grandchildren, Joshua Payne, Calin Anderson, Mariah (William) Sammons, Jatasia Anderson, Brynai Anderson, Katherine Phillips, and Christopher Phillips; four great-grandchildren; her brother, Baxter (Floretta) Garside, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Lynn Garside-Payne; grandchild, Kira Morgan Phillips, and her siblings, Albert Garside, Henry Garside, Janet Cook, Calvin Garside, Ruth Coleman, and Barbara Bent.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
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