Marilyn Phillips


Mrs. Marilyn Moultrie Phillips, 74, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2024. Born April 7, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Fred Moultrie and the late Frances Aldridge Moultrie.

She was born in Alabama, raised in Connecticut, and moved to the Eastern Shore almost 50 years ago after marrying William “Bill” Phillips and starting a family.

Marilyn graduated from Lynchburg College and taught elementary school for many years. She then worked for the Eastern Shore News and later was the secretary at Onancock Baptist Church, where she was a member for 40 years.

She loved to garden, read novels, create intricate pieces with counted cross-stitch, and challenge her grandsons in long games of Monopoly. She will be remembered as a great listener and leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and family.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, William Phillips, and her son, Chris Phillips and his wife, Liz, of Durham, N.H. She was the proud grandmother of Benjamin and Wesley Phillips and loved following their many adventures.

She is also survived by her two sisters and their families, Betsy Becker and her husband, Thomas Becker, of Salisbury, Md., and Jan Gauger and her husband, Rich Gauger, of West Chester, Pa.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Onancock Baptist Church, with Pastor Andy Cobb officiating. A family interment will follow at Quinby Cemetery.              

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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