Phyllis McKee (Ward) 86, of Southampton, NJ was born May 18, 1934 and deceased
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January 17, 2021. She passed peacefully at home with family present. She is preceded
in death by her husband, Charles A. McKee of over 45 years. She is also preceded by
her parents James and Margaret Ward, her sister Sharon Ward, and her two children
Robert J. Page and Kathleen DeSantis.
Phyllis, originally from Philadelphia, later moved to Secane and was a resident of Ridley
Township for many years. She raised 7 children. Surviving children are Joanne Fleming
(p. Jack), Patricia Laurie (p. Ed), Bryan J. Page (Lucy), Phyllis Tezla (Bryan), and Laura
Phyllis spent most of her life caring for the elderly. She was a nurse’s aide for more than
40 years in PA and NJ. She later became an activities assistant at Wiley Christian
Retirement Community in Marlton, NJ, including running bible studies for the residents.
She admired Jimmy Swaggart, and her Christianity was very important to her. She was
also an artist of all sorts and enjoyed drawing, painting, coloring and sewing beautiful
pictures. She loved animals and gardening in her yard.
Phyllis and Charles enjoyed their yard with the lake and all its beauty. They enjoyed
their boat and spending time on the water in Elkton, MD. They enjoyed traveling and
their camper in Ocean View, NJ. Phyllis was a strong woman her entire life. She has
passed this down to her children. She was an avid roller skater in her day. Skating was
something she always talked about. She loved watching Animal Planet and Turner
Classic Movies, Bette Davis being her favorite actress. She was a caring mother and
sister. She will be missed immensely.
Phyllis is survived by her grandchildren David Ferri (Daria), Lisa Ferri, April Fleming
(Tom), Kelly Fleming, Edward Laurie( Kate),Bryan Page Jr. (Maria), Melissa Laurie, Sean Tezla, Ashley Tezla,
Amelia Bokano, Marlene Page, James Geiger, Chelsey Geiger and James Page. She is
also survived by her great-grandchildren Ava and Gianna Ferri, Delaney and Savannah
Fleming, John and Vincent Ferri, Blaine and Lillian Laurie, Nicolas Lynn, Jade Hawk,
and Mia Page.
Phyllis is also survived by her sister Patty McGhie (Sam), and nieces and nephews
Susan Jones (Jack), Walter “Buck” Jones (Towanda), and Jamie Jones (Jeannie).
Graveside services will held at William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, 350 province Line Road North Hanover NJ at 230 PM on Friday January 29,2021.