Elizabeth "Georgia" Phillips was born Oct. 19, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland. Since the family was in the Army, there was a lot of moving involved at various stations, including Japan. She actually graduated from Satellite Beach High School, spent a year or so in Daytona Beach, but then settled in Rockledge. In her early career she worked for a bank (as a debt/ collector and a loan officer) and then in a dental Office. However, her "career’ really began as a legislative assistant for Rep. Bill Posey when he served in the State legislature; then for Randy Ball; then for the Brevard County for 12 years in the IT and 911 section.
She was elected to serve on the Rockledge City Council and served for 23 years total, spanning a period from the 1980’s through the 2010’s. In 2003 she was awarded the Council Person of the Year of Florida By the Fl. League of Cities. She finally retired from that service in 2015. In 2013 the Georgia Phillips’ Reading Room was dedicated in her honor in Rockledge.
Her and husband Dan had many blessed years serving the family and community in Rockledge. They had been married on April 17, 1980 (at the Cocoa Beach Methodist church) and together raised her two sons, Todd and Buddy. Her interests included first and foremost community service, politics, and Elvis. She and Dan did lots of traveling throughout Florida with the League of Cities. In 2013 she and Dan joined Faith Viera Lutheran Church.
Georgia is predeceased by her sister Mary and brother Jimmy. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dan; her two sons, Todd Phillips from Atlanta and Buddy (Cecil) Pack of Rockledge, and a granddaughter Carley Pack of St. Petersberg, Fl.
Internment was at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, Fl. and a Celebration of a "Life Well Lived" in service to others will be held Sat., Jan. 27th, 1 p.m. at Faith Viera Lutheran Church.