Friday, Jan 18, 2019
April 14, 1938 - January 14, 2019
Nella Usrey Phillips, age 80 of Portage, Indiana passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. She was born April 14, 1938 in Sparta, Tennessee to the late James and Mary Lou Usrey. She was also preceded in death by her husband of almost 48 years, Billy Phillips and a sister: Wilma Simmons.
Nella had been a longtime Northwest Indiana resident and retired from Greenwald Surgical after many years of service. She was a faithful member of the Portage Missionary Church. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.
She is survived by her daughter: Vicki (Tony) DeLeon of Valparaiso
Son: Steven (Jamie) Phillips of Rapid City, SD,
Grandchildren: Tony (Steffanie) DeLeon, Shaun (Melissa) Simmons, Betty (Brian) Trosper, Joshua Phillips, Nicole (Tim) Ballard, Danni Drolc, and Chloe Drolc
Great-Grandchildren: Sophia DeLeon, Michael Simmons, Ayden Simmons, Peyton Ballard, Parker Simmons, Timothy Ballard, Brien Rissman, and Sara Rissman
Brothers-in-law: Wayne Simmons and Eugene Phillips
Nephew: Billy (Susan) Phillips
Niece: Shari (Rodney) Baker
along with other loving family and friends
Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in the Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm on Friday till service time. Frank Derrick will officiate the services.