Phillis Reyna Folse age 69 of Greenbrier passed to her heavenly home on April 12, 2022.
She was born on June 14, 1952 in Greenville, South Carolina to the late Eurl Hargrove and Mary Frances Ivie Van Conett. Phillis was a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
She graduated from Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, MI. Instead of perusing her vocal career like her music teacher wanted, Phillis set out on a road trip across the United States. Later in life her favorite places to visit were the old plantation homes of Louisiana. Phillis met the love her life through a "It takes two" newspaper ad, a simple dinner date with the Auburn-haired woman turned into 25 magical years with Percy.
Phillis was an amazing horticulturist. Most of her work was in the Delta Garden, Opryland Hotel. She could make an orchid plant grow from corkboard on a tree trunk. When she first started at Opryland they toured the facility and even the Grand Ole Opry stage. The story goes that she just walked up on stage and started singing. It made the whole group go quiet as they listen to her beautiful song.
In addition to her parents, Phillis is preceded in death by her stepfather, Kenneth Van Conett and siblings, Carolyn Butler, Jack Cunningham, and Joseph Van Conett.
Phillis is survived by her beloved husband, Percy A. Folse; daughters, Kimberly Folse and Lisa (Chris) May; son, Jason (Marsha) Hargrove; sister, Deborah (Ray) Davenport and son, Jason Davenport.
A Life Celebration will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6pm with Rev. Chad Phelan officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Monday from 4pm until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be on Tuesday, April 26th at 11am at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens: 9090 TN 100 Nashville, TN 37221.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to St Jude Children's Hospital.
Online condolences can be sent via www.SpringfieldFH.com.
These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437.