Ellen Harmon Phillips

January 5, 1931 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 90)


Ellen Harmon Phillips, 90, of Fredericksburg journeyed to her heavenly home on Monday, February 15, 2021 at home with family by her side. Eight months to the day of her husband.

Ellen was born in Washington County, Indiana, and moved to Stafford. She graduated from Occoquan High School, where she was an avid athlete.

Ellen worked at Quantico Marine Corps Base where she met her husband. She managed the family farm, raised four children, three foster children, and cared for many grand and great-grandchildren. Ellen is responsible for starting girls softball in Spotsylvania County along with many other accomplishments. She supported numerous community programs such as the Shoe Fund, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and providing many bicycles to the Salvation Army.

Survivors include her children, David, Vicki, and Ricky; grandchildren Jennifer, Ellen, Shane, David II, Robert, Tammy, and Cody; great-grandchildren Cheyenne, Hallie, Cierra, LCpl Dillon Craig, Kadence, Jonathon, Wyatt, Maecie, and Nora Grace; great-great grandchildren Valerie, Emy, Cooper, Meadow, Waylon, Bascom, and Laynie expected in July 2021; and her special friend, Margaret. She is preceded in death by her first born son, Buck and her husband of 68 years, Cabell.

A service will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 23 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Capital Caring staff and nurses, Tiffany and Laurie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Shoe Fund, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, Alzheimer’s association, or a charity of your choice.



Funeral Service
February 23, 2021

12:00 PM
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
4801 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Interment following funeral service
February 23, 2021

Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172

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