I was able to speak with another of Carolyn Phillips’ longtime friends this morning, Audrey Battle, and learned that the services have been scheduled for Sunday and Monday.
The wake will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Funeral Home and Chapel, 1122 E. Mulberry.
The home-going celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1111 Wilson St.
Following my story today, Battle said she will remember how hard Phillips worked on behalf of local grandparents who found themselves raising their grandchildren, connecting them to resources and advocacy groups.
Her last call from Phillips came about three weeks before she died, Battle said. She had been worried about a mutual friend, who was struggling with her daughter.
“She called me from her bed, even though she was sick, to ask to please go check on her,” Battle said.