FLORENCE -- Funeral service for Miss Rebecca "Big Sister" Phillips 88 will be conducted 11:00 AM, TODAY, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 S. Johns St., Florence. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. Rebecca was born September 21, 1930 in Durham, NC to the late Harry Phillips and Beatrice Waring Phillips. She died on Friday, May 31, 2019.Rebecca, who was called "Big Sister", attended Public School at Tans Bay School in Effingham, SC. Rebecca relocated to New York City and worked as a Custodian at Columbia University for 35 years before she retired.Survivors include three sisters, Maime Phillips, Lillie Grant and Leila Hines; two sisters-in-law, Delores Phillips and Bernice Phillips; one brother-in-law, Eugene Thomas; and a host of nephews; nieces; cousins; and other family members.The family will receive friends at 3205 E. Skylane Dr., Florence.

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