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“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...Read More »
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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