Phyllis Jackson McLawhorn
JULY 25, 1936 - AUGUST 29-2018
Phyllis Jackson McLawhorn, 82, of Cape Carteret, passed away peacefully August 29, 2018, at Harborview Rehabilitation Center in Morehead City.
A memorial service will be held at the Grifton United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2 pm with visitation immediately after in the fellowship hall.
Phyllis was born to Roy & Christine Jackson of Grifton, NC. She and her brother William ( Bill) Douglas Jackson were twins. After graduating from East Carolina University, she married Luke “Bernard” McLawhorn, Jr. in 1957. Over the years, they lived in Colorado Springs, Raleigh, Apex, Goldsboro, and then to Carteret County in 1984. Phyllis worked in counseling and administration in the NC Public School System where she had over 40 years of service. Phyllis made friends quickly wherever she lived, was always quick to lend a hand, and loved by many. She will be missed.
She is survived by her four nieces, Gayle Stroud and husband Neil, Donna Wainwright, Debra Jackson, Alicia Pappas and husband Nick; and, one nephew, Doug Jackson and wife Ellen. She is also survived by three great nieces, Kristel Paul and husband, Thomas, Christine Stroud, and Lexi Pappas; one great nephew, Alan Wainwright; and, two great great nephews, Collin and Noah Paul.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, brother, nephew-in-law, and husband.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Phyllis’ name to the Grifton United Methodist Church at 207 McCrae Street, Grifton, NC 28530 or Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity at PO Box 789, Newport, NC 28570.