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Estelle Phillips Stegall, 1937 – 2020



Estelle Phillips Stegall, 81, of Crystal Springs, Miss., was born May 7, 1939, and died Thursday, May, 7, 2020.

She is survived by her daughters, Sue Worrell McCool (Randall) of Vicksburg and Melody Worrell of Crystal Springs, and son, John Stegall, of Wesson; her grandchildren Drew Boleware of Crystal Springs, Ashley Mclaurin (Joseph) of Richland, Miss., Brittney Huffty (Bryan) of Vicksburg, Madison McCool of Alabama and Devin Bishop of Vicksburg; five great grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Sue Williams, of Copperas Cove, Texas; and a brother, Arthur Phillips (Marita) of Pontotoc, Miss., and her faithful best friend, Freckles.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Melton J Stegall; her parents, Huey Lee Phillips and Geneva Estelle Phillips; brother, Andrew (Bo) Phillips; great granddaughter, Harper Grace Huffty. And her first husband, William Thomas Worrell.

A Scott County native, she was a 1957 graduate of Morton High School and went on to finish business school in Jackson. She worked at Waterways Experiment Station, first at its original location in Clinton and then in Vicksburg, primarily in the Structures (Concrete) Laboratory. She earned qualifications as a certified professional secretary and served as an officer in local and state chapters of Professional Secretaries International. Upon retirement from Waterways, she was awarded a civilian service achievement medal for her decades of service to the Corps of Engineers. She taught children’s Sunday School for many years and served as the Nursery Preschool director. She was also active in the Gideons International Auxiliary as well as Women in the Church at her church.

Due to COVID-19, a private family service will be held at Crystal Springs City Cemetery May 12, 2020. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Gideon International or to First Presbyterian Church, P O Box 769, Hazlehurst, MS 39083.

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