Romona Rosemary Phillips, a lifelong resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the age of 88.
Romona has been a faithful member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church for over 58 years and served as a Eucharistic Minister for several years. She worked at Odom’s Shoe Store, Bedsole and Bedsole, and Gwin and Nix Florist. She started a catering business and made birthday, wedding and anniversary cakes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Taylor Phillips; father, Anthony Geraci, Jr., mother, Stella Padilla; siblings, Thomas Geraci, Wayne Geraci and Dolly Geraci Relason.
Romona is survived by her children, Delia Phillips Driskell of Fairhope, AL and Milton O’Quinn (Patsy) of Waggaman, LA; five grandchildren, Tessie L. O’Quinn, Aris A. “Chip” Begnaud, III (Kerry), Phillip B. Begnaud, Brandie L. O’Quinn and Dennis R. Driskell, Jr. (Nancy); six great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Catherine Quinn; along with other family members and friends.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 11:00 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 370 S. Section Street, Fairhope, AL. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Fairhope Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Romona’s memory to any of the following: St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 370 S. Section Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532, Knights of Columbus, 370 S. Section, Street, Fairhope, AL 36532, or Fairhope Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 626, Fairhope, AL, 36533.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.