DELMAR, Del. - Betty Elizabeth Phillips, 81, of Delmar, DE died on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. Born on November 24, 1931 in Whitehaven, MD, she was the daughter of the late Harry Robertson and Matilda Robertson of Whitehaven. A graduate of Wicomico Senior High School; Betty started working for Peninsula Roofing Company in 1953 where she continued working for 41 years finally retiring in 1994. She also worked for many years doing hair at The Angle beauty salon. After retiring she continued to work on the farm and helped raise her grandchildren. She was very devoted to her husband, Charles Lee Phillips of 61 years and all of her family, especially her brother, Bobby. She especially liked gardening with her husband and seeing the fruits of their labor. She spent every day in the summer time walking thru the garden looking for the next vegetables to ripen so she could cook it, can it, or just give it away. She also enjoyed steaming crabs on the porch and would always make the veggies to go along with it. She loved to cook for others and was one of the best eastern shore cooks around; when it came to ducks, geese, muskrat, coon, deer, green's, turnips and corn pone there was no better cook than her. She also enjoyed seeing her grandchildren Caroline and Carson play their many sports throughout the years and was always there for their games and playoff's. Betty always enjoyed the company from her friends and especially the ones who visited in the last month; those friends meant the most to her and her husband.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Lee Phillips of Delmar; two sons, Robert Lee Phillips and his wife Lorie of Delmar and Charles Harry Phillips of Salisbury; two brothers, Robert Franklin Robertson and George Henry Robertson and his wife, Rosalie of Salisbury; one niece, Michelle Lynn Robertson of Salisbury; two nephews, George Harry Robertson and his wife, Angie of Salisbury and Robert John Robertson of Hagerstown, MD; five grandchildren, Charlene Marie Phillips of Fruitland, Megan Victoria Phillips, Leah Renee Phillips both of Salisbury, Caroline Elizabeth Phillips and Carson Lee Phillips both of Delmar; great grandson, Jace Michael Phillips Anderson of Salisbury.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Holloway Funeral Home. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private at the family cemetery. Contributions may be made in Betty's memory to the Delmar Public Library, Building Expansion Fund, 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940 or Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A. To send condolences to the family, please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website.