Louise Phillips Jessup, 85, of Siler City died Friday, December 21, 2018 at Laurels Of Chatham, Pittsboro.
Mrs. Jessup was born in Chatham County on April 2, 1933 the daughter of Sam R and Rosa (Daughtry) Phillips. Louise was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church, the Silver Saints, and Joy In The Morning Ladies Sunday School Class. She was a 1951 graduate of Bonlee High School, and was a member of the Ladybird Bowling League. She enjoyed bird watching, cross stitching, duck wood working, going to the beach and was a fantastic cook. Mrs. Jessup was a retired telephone operator. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bob P. Phillips; sister, Sarah P. Tillman.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years: Rex T. Jessup; daughter: Wendy Jessup Bullis and husband, Michael of Siler City, NC; one sister: Frances Dowd and husband, Jim of Siler City, NC; two brothers: Earl Phillips and wife, Ann of Siler City and Clarence Phillips and wife, Sue of Siler City.
The family will receive friends Monday, December 24, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral will follow Monday at 2:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Tripp Foltz officiating. Burial will be in Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Siler City.
Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.