Peggy Lou Mercer Phillips, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation in Grangeville, Idaho. She was born Jan. 17, 1934 in Graham, North Carolina to the late Agnes Ruth Campbell and Thurman Lofton Mercer.
Peggy attended school until graduating in 1953 at Sumner Echo, NC. On Nov. 20, 1954 Peggy married the love of her life David Phillips in Greensboro, NC. They moved to California and started their family. David worked as a machinist and Peggy was in charge of the house. Raising 7 children and having many other kids from the neighborhood over kept her very busy. Peggy served as church treasurer at First Southern Baptist Church in Culver City for 18 years. She joined the Culver City California Gideon Auxiliary in 1994 and was an active member until her death. Their desire to be near their children brought Peggy and David to Kamiah where they retired.
Peggy is survived by her husband David Phillips of 62 years, her daughters, Kathy (John) Gunter of Clearwater, Id, Diana (Tom) Upton of Orofino, Id. Sons, David Keith Phillips of CA, Gary Phillips of West Palm Beach, FL, and John Phillips of Orofino, ID. Sisters, Ruth (Leonard) Oliver of Greensboro, NC and Norma Ingram of Thomasville, NC. Eleven grandkids: Kameron & Kristin Phillips, Tina (Paul) Lane-Cavallo, Jay Lane, Holly Lynn Caruso, Jason Lama, Jeremia Phillips, Peggy Ann Milburn, Crystal Stancliffe, Justin Upton and David Upton. Twelve great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Peggy was preceded in death by her father Thurman Mercer, mother Agnes Mercer and by her sons James and Tony Phillips.
Services will be held 11:00am Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 108 Pine Rd., Kamiah, ID. Rev. David M. Hunt of Kamiah, ID, officiating. Burial following church service at Clearwater Cemetery, in Clearwater, ID. A dinner will follow at church.
In Lieu of Flowers, please make a memorial gift to; Gideon Intl., Alzheimer’s Assoc. or Breast Cancer Research in memory of Peggy M. Phillips.