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Phyllis Marr Witt

September 12, 1939 - December 23, 2022

Phyllis Marr Witt, 83, of Bedford passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Virginia on September 12, 1939. A daughter of the late, Victor Adams Marr and Elsie Robertson Marr. In addition to her parents Phyllis was preceded in death by her sons, Jesse Mearl Gilbert, Jr., Thomas Randall Gilbert; siblings, Oliver Marr, Helen Kelly, Margaret Fox, Mildred Hutcherson, Agnes Stinnett, Edith Barker, Don Marr, Jean DeJarnette and Alta Bell Creasy.

Phyllis was a devoted Christian woman who loved her Lord and Savior. She always enjoyed spending time with her loving family and church family. Her love and compassion were so evident throughout her life. She had a huge heart and loved to spread her joy and love with anyone she met. Phyllis also enjoyed the outdoors from, gardening, working in her flowers, trips to the beach, and going to the YMCA for exercise and swimming. She touched so many lives in multiple ways, but her heartfelt compassion and forgiveness was like no other. She never had an enemy and she will be missed by her loving family and all her friends that knew her.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Billy L. Witt, Sr.; five children, Cindy Currin (Don), Donna Ripley (Dennis Evans), Tammy Blizzard (Steve), Billy Witt, Jr. (Penny), Sharon Rose (James); fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three siblings, Roberta Morton (Drever), Jimmy Marr (Anne) and Linda Worsham (Mike). Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and so many friends.

A funeral service and celebration of Phyllis’s Life will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Chapel in Bedford with Rev. Jerry Parr and Don Currin officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service starting at 10:00 am also in Tharp Funeral Chapel in Bedford and all other times at the home. For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Phyllis’s memory please consider donations to Safe Harbor Community Church in Bedford. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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We will miss our Phyllis so much. Anyone who knew her was greatly blessed. Our church family could not have had a better role model for how to be a godly woman. She loved us all and we loved her. Phyllis was LOVE.

Posted by Glenn and Maria Rubel on January 4, 2023

My prayers for Billy and Family for the loss of their sweet Phyllis. Billy and I worked together at CVCC and I only knew Phyllis a few short years. May God give you Peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Linda Witt Adams on December 28, 2022

My sweet Aunt Phyllis was so special to so many people. I have wonderful memories of her and all her children growing up. She always had that beautiful smile on her face. Whenever my family had a crisis she was always there for us. Prayers to Billy, Cindy, Donna, Tammy and all of her family. May God comfort you all.

Posted by Susan Creasy Pribble on December 28, 2022

My dear Aunt Phyllis was one of a kind. So many fond memories growing up spending time with her and her family. She loved her children, grandchildren, Billy and all of her siblings. She would always brag on their achievements and goals in life. She held a special place in my heart and I will always remember the bond she had with my faimly. RIP my sweet angel. Prayers for Billy, her children and family during the difficult days ahead.

Posted by Janet Thurman on December 27, 2022

Phyllis was the most precious person inside and out, Fly high my sweet friend, You will always have a special place in my heart

Posted by Susan wade Garrett on December 27, 2022

I have fond memories of the Witt family. Though, I never had the privilege of meeting Phyllis, I knew Billy, as a fine Christian man, Sunday school teacher, and great little league baseball coach. Billy, Jr. and Penny are friends from Trinity in the 70’s. Your whole family will be in my prayers during this time of loss. Blessings Always, Rev. Lee Lyon John 14:1-6

Posted by Rev. Lee Lyon on December 26, 2022

Phyllis is so special to us. She was a wonderful sister and a loving, caring aunt. She was so good to her mom and dad and I loved spending time with her and going to Altavista with her. She made everyone feel so important and special. We love her and will miss her and are praying for comfort for Billy, Cindy, Donna, Tammy and Phyllis’ entire family.

Posted by Roberta, Drever and Mark Morton on December 26, 2022

Phyllis was just like our second mother to mike and myself. How we loved her. If there was ever an Angel she was one. Her children were her life. She always wanted to make it better for them. When she married Billy she was so happy and she was his world. I have so many memories of being a young girl and Phyllis going with the kids with mom dad and all us to the lake. Those were precious times. Mom and Phyllis always had a closeness and Phyllis and I did too. We could talk about anything. I know all of you are so sad without her because Mike and I are heartbroken too. We have to lean on our faith but it will be hard.I love you my precious Phyllis always and forever

Posted by Diane C Guill on December 26, 2022

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