Mary M. Phillips

Published 10:02 am Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CONWAY, NC – Mary Margaret Phillips, 46, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Prodogy Rehabilitation Center in Tarboro, NC.

A native of Hertford County, she was the daughter of Dan Thomas and Garnet Williams Phillips of Murfreesboro. She was a graduate of Ridgecroft School and attended East Carolina University in Greenville and, then, worked with the Department of Corrections in Hertford County.


Mary Margaret was a very artistic and creative person who loved to dance, having studied dance in her younger years and who loved music. She was known to have a good sense of humor, keeping those around her joyful with her humor. Also, she had a great love for her church, Meherrin Baptist Church in Murfreesboro where she was a lifelong member.

Her survivors include parents, Dan Thomas and Garnet Williams Phillips of Murfreesboro; a sister, Rebecca Bateholts and her husband, David, of Goldsboro; two nieces, Heaven Phillips and Harley Bateholts; and nephew, David Bateholts, Jr.

The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 and her graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Town of Conway Cemetery with the Rev. John Porter presiding.

The family welcomes flowers, or memorial gifts can be shared with Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC  27855.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Duke Medical Center for all the loving and outstanding care they gave Mary Margaret.

Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at