Elaine (Lainie) Phillips, daughter of the late Bertha (Shavin) and Abe Phillips, passed away August 27, 2020, at the Memphis Jewish Home in Memphis, Tennessee.
She is survived by her sister Sherry Phillips Isaacman, and brothers, Jeffrey Phillips and Joel Susman (Gail); nephew Phillip Isaacman (Joslyn Fisher); nieces Lauren Isaacman (Paul Darga) and Leslie Isaacman Yohey (Daniel); and loving cousins and family members.
Elaine graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1961; Emory University in 1965; and later received a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah. Upon graduation from Emory, Elaine immediately began working for the Regional Department of Labor in Atlanta as a contract specialist. She retired from there after more than 41 years, and received many awards from the Department.
A private funeral will be held at B’nai Zion Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN with Rabbi Hillel Norry officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memphis Jewish Home, 36 Bazeberry Road, Memphis, TN 38018; www.memphisjewishhome.org ; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org
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Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.
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