Funeral services for Carolyn Jean Phillips, 76, of Allen, Texas will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. William R. Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 – 10 a.m. prior to the service.
Serving as pallbearers will be Russell Phillips, Kevin Phillips, Don Nikirk, Avery Phillips, Gregory Brunken, Grant Brunken, Drew Brunken, and Max Brunken. Honorary pallbearers will be Ella Grace Phillips, Doris Phillips Brunken, Karisa Brunken Rowland, and Joseph Rowland.
Carolyn passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at her home. She was born in Decatur, Texas on January 1, 1944, the daughter of Maudie Jewell (Henry) and Buford Artie Nikirk.
Raised in the Church of Christ, Carolyn converted to the Seventh-day Adventist Church around 1973. She married Manuel David Phillips on October 28, 1966 in Dallas, Texas and was a registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, M. David Phillips; and brothers, Leroy Nikirk and Roger Nikirk.
Carolyn is survived by her son, Russell Alan Phillips, of Allen and Kevin Andrew Phillps, of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren, Avery Alan Phillips and Ella Grace Phillips; brother, Don Edward Nikirk and wife, Phyllis; sisters-in-law, Jeanne M. Nikirk, Doris Phillips Brunken, and Linda VanZandt Nikirk; nephews, James Lee Nikirk, John P. Nikirk, Donald A. Nikirk, Christopher T. Nikirk, Robert F. Nikirk, Gregory R. Brunken and wife, Marcela, and Bradley Grant Brunken and wife, Robin; nieces, Stephanie DeAnn Nikirk, Jennifer Denise Nikirk, Betsy M. Nikirk, Karisa Brunken Rowland and husband, Joseph, and four nieces and nephews in the Phoenix, Arizona area; great nephews, Dylan Cade Nikirk, Alexander Gregory Brunken, Andrew Grant Brunken, Maxwell Reed Brunken, and Zachary Joseph Rowland; numerous cousins; loved ones and friends.