Carolyn Nelke Phillips
Tuesday 16th of April 1946 - Saturday 20th of June 2020
Carolyn Nelke Phillips, 74 and wife of Rick Phillips passed away June 20, 2020. Born to Frances Stout Horwitz and the late Irvin Horwitz on April 16, 1946.
In addition to her husband of 51 years, she is survived by son Brent (Kara and grandchildren Caitlin and Mason) and daughter Nancy (Tim).
She was always selflessly devoted to family, with nothing being more important. She carried this passion of helping others through 50 years as an elementary school teacher.
The visitation will occur on Wednesday from 11am-1pm, Milward-Southland. The funeral will be private, followed by private burial at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation are suggested to:
Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group:
American Diabetes Association
Carolyn was such a wonderful person and impacted the lives of so many. I was fortunate to work with Carolyn, play Bunko with her, and count her among my friends. Both of my children were fortunate to be in her class. Carolyn will be greatly missed.
Those of us in the Lexington Area Parkinson's Support group who knew Carolyn were surprised and saddened to learn of her passing. She was such a kind lady, and will be missed by all who knew her. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family.
This news saddens me so much. Rick, Brent, Nancy, and families, please know you are in my thoughts today and as you go forward without a wonderful wife , mother, and grandmother.
I feel lucky to have known and been loved by Carolyn. She had a lasting impact on my life, and the lives of many others. I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of such an incredible mother, wife, teacher, and friend.
I am so very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. I enjoyed getting to know her during my years as TCE Librarian. She was such a wonderful teacher and a lovely person. Rick, you have a beautiful family, and I know you there is a terrible void left in your lives. May God bless each and every one of you!
Susan Morrison Bellsays
Carolyn was my mentor teacher my first year of teaching at TCE. How lucky was I to get to work with such a master teacher. I have never forgotten how kind and patient she was with me. She has always remained one of my favorite people.