Phyllis Guthrie Boone

Phyllis Guthrie Boone

Suffolk, VA
06.11.1943 - 06.06.2019

Phyllis Guthrie Boone went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Melvin H. and Frances Poteat Guthrie and was predeceased by her husband John Wayne Boone, Sr. “Johnny”.

She was a loving mother and grandmother that is survived by her children Barbara W. Hill and husband Jeff of Suffolk, John Wayne Boone, Jr. and wife Katie of Virginia Beach, and Stacey L. Germain of Friday Harbor, WA; grandchildren Hannah Hill, Madison Hill, Ethan Germain, Olivia Germain, Mia Germain, Karley Boone, and Parker Boone; and sister Barbara Swanner and husband Buck. 

A service to celebrate the life of Phyllis will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3 PM at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk VA 23435. The family will receive friends following the service. Condolences may be registered at

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Baker-Foster Funeral Home
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Suffolk, VA 23434
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Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Phyllis' Family , Friends and Classmates
of the Holland High School Class of 1961. She will be remembered for her positive
outlook and her friendliness. She was voted " Most Popular" of our Classmates and
a positive influence on us all. May God bless her Family and Friends as they celebrate
her life, well lived.

Oscar Fowler

Expressions of sympathy are extended to Barbara, Jeff, Stacey, John, Katie and all the grandkids. Phyllis was definitely Chuck's "favorite" cousin and we never missed a visit(s) with her when we came to Suffolk, along with bringing her chocolate covered cherries and a milkshake during the summer months. She will truly be missed by all of us, and we loved her very much. RIP our dear, sweet cousin.

Chuck and Sandy Chandler

Sandra Chandler

Our prayers are with you and your family. Even though I didn't know your mom I know she had to special and loving to have raised a great son. Prayers 🙏

Leon and Sam Coleman

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Knowing Barbara from work, I know how dearly she loves her Mother. She must have led a truly an amazing life to have such a beautiful and loving family. My condolences to the family.

Amy Gardill

Thoughts and prayers to Phyllis's children, grandchildren and other family. I have known Phyllis since we were young kids well before she married my cousin.

Betty Jo B English

First cousins, growing up near each other in Suffolk, Phyllis and I were 5 grades apart in school. At one time we lived 3 doors apart on Holland Road. She was a sweet cousin whom I just visited a couple of weeks ago, promising I'd be back. So sorry I won't get that chance now, but also so glad that Phyllis had trusted Jesus so we'll see each other in heaven. Blessings to her kids and grands.

Lindsay Poteat

Sorry, to hear about Phyllis. My prayers are with you Barbara and John and the family. Have known your mother for a long time ,back in high school and also worked with her a H & R Block. We had some good times together. We will all miss her. May she rest in peace now.

Arlene Carson

Barbara, Stacey and John,
Lee Allen and I are so sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing. We will be keeping you and your families in our prayers.

Cindy Jones

Barbara, Stacey and John,
Lee Allen and I are so sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing. We will be keeping you and your families in our prayers.

Cindy Jones

My sincere sympathy goes out to the family of Phyllis. Be assured of God's promise that he will comfort you during your grief (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Jesus foretold a hope that one day we will see our loved ones again happy and healthy, at John 5:28 & 29 he said, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." I pray this promise along with loving memories fill your heart with comfort and peace.

Williams Family

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