June 7, 1922 - January 13, 2021
Mazella Elkins Phipps, age 98, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at NHC Healthcare in Bristol, Va. She was born on June 7, 1922 Pike County, Ky., a daughter of the late James Martin and Bertha Anderson Elkins. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Franklin Sharrett; second husband, James William Phipps; great grandson, Tyrus Wade Latham; daughter-in-law, Betty Jo Vestal Sharrett; and numerous brothers and sisters. Mazella was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a spunky, fun and energetic mother. She loved getting together with friends and family. Mazella was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, where she attended for many years. She retired after working 25 years as a seamstress and enjoyed gardening, walking, and admiring nature. She is survived by her daughters, Dottie Reuning and husband James and Maxine Latham and husband Dale; son, John Sharrett; grandchildren, Cheri Davidson and husband Jimmy, Suzette Cross, Lisa Blevins and husband Joey and Scott Latham and wife Tracy; sisters, Elizabeth Lumpkins and Vernila Kelly and husband Carl; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, 1401 Virginia Avenue, Bristol, TN 37620 or to the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses at NHC Healthcare of Bristol and Caris Hospice for their loving care shown to Mazella. Arrangements especially for Ms. Phipps and her family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mazella Elkins Phipps, age 98, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at NHC Healthcare in Bristol, Va. She was born on June 7, 1922 Pike County, Ky., a daughter of the late James Martin and Bertha Anderson... View Obituary & Service Information
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