Phyllis Proffit Wilson Eller, age 93, of Savannah, GA, formerly of Watauga County, was called home to be with our Lord on May 18, 2022. She passed away in her daughter's home after an extended illness.
Phyllis was born to the late Frank and Floy Proffit of Meat Camp, NC. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Wilson of Zionville, NC, and her second husband, James Eller, of Meat Camp, NC. Phyllis was also preceded in death by eight brothers, Glen, Kermit, Marvin, Cless, Ralph, Dean, Bernard, and Ray; two sisters, Eva Proffit and Suma Miller and son-in-law, Jerry Krider.
Those left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Rebecca Wilson McGonigal (Bill) and Karen Wilson Krider; grandsons, Christopher Robinson and Ryan Krider (Cristie); great grandchildren, Katie and Lucas Krider; sister, Jewel Thomas (Albert); step children, JC Eller (Diane) and Carol Rankhorn (Mike), and many nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was deeply spiritual and an active church member. She loved to sing and joined the choir wherever she attended church. However, her singing was not confined to church. She could be heard singing her beloved gospel songs and Patti Page hits while gardening, driving, and cleaning house. Long after Alzheimer Disease robbed her of the ability to talk, she could sing.
Phyllis was an avid gardener and known for her flowers. People would often stop along the road and take pictures of her flower gardens. She left every home more beautiful than she found it. Above all Phyllis loved her Lord and her family. She will be missed and remembered for a long, well-lived life.
The family will receive friends at Austin and Barnes Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Funeral Services will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Austin and Barnes chapel followed by entombment at Mount Lawn Park and Gardens Mausoleum. The officiant will be Rev. Eric Proffit. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Phyllis to The Hospice of Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.
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Austin and Barnes Funeral Home serving the Eller family.