Winnie Margaret (Trosclair) Phillips, 82, of Norris City, IL, entered heaven’s rest, Monday, August 1, 2022, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN. Winnie was born on December 10, 1939, in Houma, LA, the daughter of Earl Anthony and Margaret Josephine (Blanchard) Trosclair. On September 10, 1956, Winnie married Charles Alva Phillips and together they shared over 42 years of marriage before his passing on September 23, 1998. Winnie was a woman of faith, who loved the Lord Jesus and her family. She spent her life working various jobs and most recently was retired after owning Phillips Army Surplus Store in Norris City, IL. Winnie was the founding member of Outreach for Christ Tabernacle in Brownsville, IL.
Survivors include, her children, Mona (Andrew) Pitre of Houma, LA, Sandra (Eddie) Matrana of Norris City, IL, Wayne (Sandy) Phillips of Crossville, IL, Mark (Nancy) Phillips of Norris City, IL, Glen (Rita) Phillips of McLeansboro, IL, Lisa (Andy) Elliott of Norris City, IL, Charlene Stover of Norris City, IL, Charles Ray (Tammy) Carter of Whitney, TX and Donna Moore of Whitney, TX; grandchildren, Drew (Melanie) Pitre of Houma, LA, Jeremy (April) Pitre of Maringouin, LA, Jacob (Julia) Pitre of Houma, LA, Lina LeBlanc of Orange Beach, AL, Shasha LeBlanc of West Frankfort, IL, Jennifer (Curtis) Cariveau of Paxton, IL, Rachel (Samuel) Cruz of Norris City, IL, Kaila (Dustin) May of Carmi, IL, Cameron Phillips of Enfield, IL, Hattie Phillips of Athens, OH, Margaret Phillips of Norris City, IL, Aaron Phillips of Owensboro, KY, Adam Phillips of Chandler, IN and Daniel Phillips of McLeansboro, IL, Cami Elliott of Nashville, TN, Emily Elliott of Philadelphia, PA, Sarah (Christopher) Vaught of Enfield, IL, Hannah (Ryan) Jones of Desoto, IL, Dena Byrd of Joshua, TX, Dale Marrow of New Buffalo, MI, Jody Carter of Graham, TX, Charles Carter of NM, and Codie Carter of Graham, TX; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Ivey, Aven, Connor, Josiah, Tyson, Reece, Braylon, Thorin, Elizabeth, Vivian, and Lacy; siblings, John Benny (Carolyn) Trosclair of Houma, LA, David (Marion) Trosclair of Houma, LA, Danny (Wanda) Trosclair of Houma, LA, Colida Dubois of Houma, LA and Rhonda (Wayne) Prosperie of Houma, LA. Also included are many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Along with her parents and husband, Winnie was preceded in death by a daughter Ruth Gregory and siblings, Shirley Richard, Earl Anthony (T.B.) Trosclair Jr., Ronnie James Trosclair and Jude Bradley Trosclair.
Funeral Services for Winnie Margaret (Trosclair) Phillips will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Campbell Funeral Home Norris City, IL with Minister Phillip Hayes officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Powell Cemetery in Norris City, IL. Friends and family may visit from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, at the funeral home.