She was a Washington County native and the 13th child of the late P.C. and Gusta Byrd Phillips and the loving wife of the late Billy R. Fox. Nellie was a wonderful mother to 3 children and grandmother of 5.
Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brothers; Alvin, Burnie, Roy, Charles, John and Herman Phillips; sisters, Helen Woods, Lorene Smith, and Betty Treadway.
Survivors include sons, Stephen Fox and Royce Fox (Amy); daughter, Cynthia Fox; sisters, Shirley Wren, Christine Nordseth, and Jean Fippin; grandchildren, Logan, Reilly, Ashlin, Brodie and Hayden Grace; great grandchildren, Trysten and Apollo; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Appalachian Funeral Home with Dr. Eddie Fine and Jeremy Dykes officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 P.M.
The graveside committal service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 6, 2019 in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:50AM. Pallbearers will be Tommy Woods, Kent Harris, Kenny Woods, Allen Neal, Perry Phillips, and Sherrill Phillips. Honorary Pallbearers will be grandchildren.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave. Johnson City, is serving the Fox family. (928-6111)