Josephine Atkins Phillips

  • Born: March 7, 1936
  • Died: February 23, 2015
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

235 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel. (864) 582-5451

Tribute & Message From The Family


Josephine Atkins "Amy Jo" Phillips, 78, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, February 23, 2015, at Agape Hospice House-Columbia, SC. Born March 7, 1936, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Ivo and Exie Smith Atkins. She attended Ben Avon United Methodist Church in Spartanburg.

Survivors include her daughter, Jan P. Brodmerkel (J. Scott) of Burgaw, NC; son, John C. Phillips, Jr. (Katie) of Irmo, SC; granddaughters, Ellie Phillips and Anna Brodmerkel; and sister, Virgie Blackwell of Spartanburg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Sarah Brodmerkel; three sisters, Sybil Thomas, Mildred Duncan and Lucille Higgins; and three brothers, Harell Atkins, Ralph Atkins, and Marvin Atkins.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Ben Avon United Methodist Church. Private burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ben Avon United Methodist Church, 2360 Avondale Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

Floyd's North Church Street Chapel


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Jan, John and grandchildren,

Growing up, Jo was so much a part of my life. She was like a big sister to me.
We rode the bus from Spartanburg to Ridgecrest one summer for a retreat and she kept me supplied in clothes with her hand-me-downs. I will always cherish my memories of her. She was so good to me. Please accept my
love for you too.

Posted by Linda Blackwell Wallace - Newberry, SC - neice   March 02, 2015

I am very sorry to hear of my Aunt "Jo"s" passing. She was a wonderful lady who will be missed by many people. When I was a child Jo was very sweet and kind to me. We shared many memories together over the years. My condolences go out to the family. May God comfort you at this time and in the days ahead. Marcus

Posted by Marcus C Higgins - Peoria, AZ - Nephew   February 27, 2015

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Jan, Lynn and I are thinking and praying for you and the rest of your family. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. We love you, Lynn and Sheila

Posted by Lynn and Sheila Jack - Wilmington, NC - Close friend of Jan.   February 26, 2015

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Jan, prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Stacey & Calvin Wright - burgaw, NC - friends   February 26, 2015