Virginia Sigrest Phillips of Flora lovingly known as Jenny Lou, died on Nov. 23rd, 2017. She was born March 5th 1940.  A chapel service was held on November 30th at Breeland Funeral Home.   Virginia was a Flora native who lived in Canton from 1962 until she and her husband Buck moved back to "the old family place" outside of Flora in 1988.

While in Canton she was an active member of First United Methodist Church, a girl scout leader, a court reporter, loving wife and mother.  She was preceded in death by her grandson, Stuart Shelby Smith, as well as her parents Hazel Thompson and E. A. Sigrest, Jr.  Survivors include husband of 56 years Raiford "Buck" Phillips; daughters Rai Smith and Clark; Georgia Luann Carter and Kip Banes; Margaret Welch and Kevin. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Aaron Chandler and wife Angela; Ryan Chandler; Patrick Smith; Daniel Smith; Austin Welch and wife Carley; Evan Welch; and Gates Welch; great grandchildren Ava Chandler; Alice Chandler; Lilyana Welch; and Cash Welch. Other survivors are her brother Earnest Sigrest lll, and sisters Jane Quattlebaum, Judy Bradshaw, and Jackie Rankin.  

Memorials may be made to The Stuart Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, att. Reed Brantley. 101 Charmont Pl. Ridgeland MS, 39157.