Katherine "Kathy" Phillips (Jackson), Class of '63

[Deceased: February 8, 2002]

This was published 2/09/02 in the Columbus Ledger Obituaries:

Katherine Phillips Jackson

September 16, 1945 - February 8, 2002

COLUMBUS, GA Katherine Phillips Jackson, 56, of Columbus, GA, died Friday, February 8, 2002 at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, February 10, 2002 in Parkhill Cemetery, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road, Columbus, GA. The family will receive friends this evening from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Jackson was born in Thomaston, GA, September 16, 1945, daughter of the late Allen D. and Dorothy Vaughn Phillips. She had lived in Columbus since 1956 and was retired from Wackenhut Corporation as a Secretary with 15 years of service. She is survived by her husband, Ray Elledge Jackson of Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and his wife, Kellie Jackson of Columbus; her sister and brother-in-law, Roxanne P. Hensiek and her husband, James Hensiek of Fortson, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, Allen David Phillips, III and his wife, Kelly of Toana, VA; two nephews, three nieces and two great nieces. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association-Memorial, 616 19th Street, Columbus, GA 31901 or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.

August, 2002

I attended Baker High School from 1956 thru 1963, from fifth grade until I graduated. I was an average student I was in the chorus club, FHA and other organizations. My most memorable Baker moment was the seventh grade, I had Mr. Komoris as my teacher. I really enjoyed his class. He was the first man teacher I had ever had in school.

After graduating from Baker High School, I attended secretarial school and became a secretary. In July, 1966 I married Ray Jackson and in 1971 we had a son, Frank Andrew who will be 27 in December of this year. He is still single but is getting married on October 3, 1998. My husband Ray is retired from civil service after 35 years, and yes, I am still working. I work presently at Wackenhut Security as a secretary since l985.

June, 1998

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