Phyllis Sue (Parris) West

March 19, 1943 ~ January 8, 2020 (age 76)


Sylva, Phyllis Parris West, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was a native of Jackson County and the daughter of the late Jake Parris, Sr. and Bethel Crawford Parris.  Phyllis was a member of Balsam Missionary Baptist Church and was an amazing and beloved wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved the outdoors and always supported her children in their athletic endeavors.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of 59 years, Troy E. West; three daughters, Brenda Streeter, and her husband, Neil, of Massachusetts, Wanda Lyda, and her husband, Edward, of Pisgah Forest and Judy Warlick, and her husband, Ernie, of Waynesville; son, Doug West, and his wife, June, of White Oak community; a brother, Donald Parris, and his wife, Jeanette, of Sylva; six grandchildren, Drew Queen (Jessica), Brody Queen (Lyndsay), Ed Lyda, Jr. (Hannah), Lucas Lyda, Reba West (Cody Felts) and Jenny West; four great-grandchildren, Prudence "Izzy" Queen, Marley Queen, Ziek Queen and Audrey Lyda.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Asheville Chapter, 31 College Place, Suite D103, Asheville, NC 28801.

The care of Mrs. West has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes.

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Celebration of Life at a Later Date


Alzheimers Disease Association - Asheville
31 College Place, Suite D103, Asheville NC 28801
Tel: 1-828-254-7363

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