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Rhunette Jones Phillips

of Little Rock, AR, 1930 - 2014

On Friday evening, July 25, 2014, God called Mrs. Rhunette Jones Phillips into eternity. She was born on February 14, 1930 to the late Dock Jones, Sr. & Loucinda Bell Jones. She was the oldest of six children.
She professed her faith in God at an early age. Her spiritual life was nurtured by her parents and this faith remained. After moving to Arkansas, she continued her walk with the Lord in the Church of Christ where she served faithfully to the end. She was also a dedicated minister's wife and served alongside her husband for decades. She was a faithful member of the Central Church of Christ in Little Rock where she enjoyed being an active member of the Forerunner's life stage group, visitation ministry and prayer team.
Rhunette graduated from Washington High School in Cairo, Ga. and Florida AM&N College in Tallahassee, Fla. with a BS degree in Education. Rhunette was an experienced classroom teacher serving others throughout her professional career.
She met and married the love of her life, Mr. John L. Phillips Sr., to whom she was married for 60 years. To this union, three children were born; Johnnetta, John Jr. and Jennifer. Later, she became the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Rhunette was a perpetual source of encouragement. She was friendly, outgoing, and never met a stranger. She loved people and had a great sense of humor. All who knew her appreciated her sincerity, passion, and spirit of Christian fellowship.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dock & Loucinda Jones of Cairo, Ga., and two sisters, Mrs. Janie Lester and Mrs. Beatrice Smith and one brother, Mr. Dock Jones Jr. She leaves to cherish her love and precious memories, her beloved husband, John L. Phillips Sr., daughters, Johnnetta Kelly, Jennifer Pounds, and son, John Phillips Jr. (Valerie), one sister, Juanita Hollis-Rosebud of Tallahassee, Fla., one brother, Osborn Samuel Jones of Cairo, Ga.; grandchildren, April Ellis, (James), Christopher Kelly, (Lisa), Jonathan Phillips, (Mia), John Marcus Phillips (fiancé Kara), Paul Kimbrough Jr., (Tina), Justin, Jayla, and Jeremy Pounds, and four great-grandchildren, LaMya Kelly, Jillian, Jonathan Phillips II, and Paul Kimbrough III and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at the Central Church of Christ Little Rock, Ark. at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014. Visitation will take place one hour preceding the service and a family reception will be held at the church fellowship hall following the services. Funeral services are entrusted to the Moore's Funeral Home of Jacksonville, Ark. (501) 982-2136. Sign online guestbook at

Published July 30, 2014

Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home
1504 Loop Road, Jacksonville, AR
Phone: 501-982-2136