Charlsye Lynn Phillips Adams

Charlsye Lynn Phillips Adams lost her battle with cancer on July 8, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 11, in the Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Mary Wilburn officiating.

Charlsye was born Jan. 28, 1943, to Macon Howard Phillps Jr. and Willie Mae Har­ris Phillips in Mexia. She lived most of her life in Mexia and graduated from Mexia High School.

She was a loving wife and mother who cherished her family. Charlsye was a longtime Girl Scout leader and served as secretary of Limestone Crime Stoppers for several years. She was owner of Sanders Exxon and Parts House for 20 years. She was a born-again Christian who loved serving her Lord.

Charlsye married the love of her life, Joe Wayne Adams Sr., on Oct. 18, 1988, in Las Vegas. They made their home in Mexia and enjoyed 22 wonderful years together.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe; daughter LaShawn Sanders; and two brothers, Macon Howard Phillips III and Jon Reed Phillips.

Charlsye is survived by her son Ricky Sanders and wife Sharon, of Mexia; daughters Tamra Scott, of Corpus Christi, Angela Shelby and husband Larry, of Fairfield, and Talitha Sanders; grandchildren Rick Sanders and wife Raquel, Hallie and Reid Sanders, Spencer and Chad Scott, Dustin Bonner and wife Jenna, Leanne Bonner, Paige O’Hare, Kelsey Sanders Terry, Brittany Walton and husband Brandon, and Bryan Beldin; great-grandchildren Kayden, Seth, Madison, Hunter, Cayse, David and Brinlynn; one brother, Jimmy Phillips and wife Mary, of Eustace; one sister, Regina Phillips, of Mexia; two sisters-in-law, Sherry Phillips Baker and Carol Phillips; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Rick Sanders II, Reid Sanders, Dustin Bonner, Spencer Scott, Chad Scott and Bryan Beldin.

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