Patricia Ann "Patti" Phillips Wheelington passed away December 3, 2013 at her home in Texarkana, Arkansas.
Patti was born to David John Phillips and Charlotte Christine Knaeble on November 2, 1954 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She was a graduate of the University of Delaware and the University Texas A and M Texarkana.
Patti came to Texarkana for training at Red River Depot. While here she met and married Raymond Wheelington. They were married December 29, 1989. Ray was a square dance caller and encouraged Patti to become a round dance cuer. She was club cuer for Guys N' Dolls of Texarkana. She cued for several clubs in Texas. She cued for clubs and festivals throughout Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama. She was a member of Roundalab and the East Texas Callers Association.
Patti was Community Based Alternative Supervisor for the Department of Ageing and Disabilities Services. She retired after 22 years. Patti enjoyed dancing, traveling and her dogs.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her brother Fitzgerald Phillips. She is survived by her niece, Laura Phillips of Germany, an uncle, John "Jack" Phillips of Las Vegas, Nevada, and step mother, Joan Rule Phillips of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also, the square dance community and many, many friends.
Patti was generous of spirit and heart. She was known for her bubbly personality and beautiful smile.
A memorial service will be Monday, December 16, 2013, 10 A.M., at East Funeral Home on Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas, with Rev. Vida Williams officiating.
In lieu of flowers make a donation to a favorite charity.
Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.