Maryann Phillips Campbell

Published 1:09 pm Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mrs. Maryann Phillips Campbell, 73, of Cooleemee, died at Forsyth Medical Center on Nov. 27, 2015, after a long battle with COPD.

She was born Nov. 21, 1942, in Kingwood, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late, Howard Lincoln “Shorty” and Carrie Margaret Buckingham Phillips.She received her early education in Preston County, W.Va. and her diploma in Davidson County. She worked at Drexel/Heritage, Wonderknit and Lee Jeans in Mocksville before she started staying with elderly women. A former archive secretary for the Cooleemee Historical Association, she helped establish the first museum and the Textile Heritage Day. She was a charter member of the Cooleemee Women’s Civitan Club and served as the treasurer until bad health. She was a reader and loved gardening, canning, sewing, crocheting and making jams and jellies. Her favorite saying was, “I never met a person I didn’t love but there was a few I didn’t like.”

She was also preceded in death by a son, John Darrell Campbell Sr. of Mocksville; 2 brothers, David Lee Phillips of Manown, W.Va. and Marvin Paul Phillips of Evansville; 2 sisters, Deloris Mae Phillips Calvert of Buchannon, W.Va. and Mattie Jane (Polly) Phillips Byrd of Statesville; step-father, Floyd Pratt of Tunnelton, W.Va.; father-in-law, William Preston Campbell of Cooleemee; mother-in-law, Hattie Mae Goodwin Campbell of Cooleemee; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Campbell Foster, Mocksville.

Survivors: her husband, Lonnie Ray Campbell Sr., whom she wed Dec., 15 1968; a daughter, Donna Jean (Larry) Willoughby of Blanchard, Okla.; 2 sons, Dwayne Allen Zinn of Topeka, Kan. and Lonnie Ray “Scoot” Campbell Jr.; a grandson whom she raised from infancy, John Darrell “J.D.” (Missy) Campbell; special granddaughter, Courtney Hope Campbell (James) Reavis; special grandson, Christopher Ryan Campbell, all of Mocksville; other grandchildren, Casey Cowen (Casey) Pickelsimer, Jason Cowen, Justin Cowen, Slayton Zimmerman, all of Blanchard, Misty Zinn of Oklahoma City, Okla., Niki Zinn (Jonathan) Arnold, Amanda Zinn (Richard) Saunders, Sean Allen Zinn, all of Topeka, Kan., and Tiffany Campbell Douglas of Lenoir; 19 great-grandchildren, Ashton Davis, Mikayla Tait, Ryder Cowen, Alyssa Cowen, Autumn Cowen, all of Blanchard, Briley Rankin, James Rankin of Oklahoma City, Loretta Harrington, Russell Caille, Tesla Caille, Dakota Caldwell, Sebastian Caldwell, Angle Caldwell, all of Topeka, Darrelynn “D.J.” and Sophia Campbell of Mocksville, Brittaney Holt, Joshua Holt, Emma Holt, and Travis “T.J.” Douglas, all of Lenoir; and an uncle, Arthur Buckingham of Kingwood. W.Va.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 at Eaton Funeral Chapel in Mocksville with the Revs. Billy Seats and Stan Riddle officiating. Burial will follow in Legion Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at the funeral home.

Memorials: Davie Public Library, 371 N. Main St., Mocksville, and Cooleemee Mens Civitan Club, PO Box 517, Cooleemee.