Johnnie G. Bell Phillips

Johnnie G. Bell Barrett Phillips

Sunday, November 21st, 1937 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Johnnie G. Bell Barrett Phillips, age 82 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Born in Dillard, Georgia on November 21, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. (Bob) and Ruth Cantrell Bell. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading especially her Bible, writing poetry and gardening. Mrs. Phillips was a member of The Torch Worship Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Ricky Barrett; daughter, Amber K. Barrett; first husband, James C. Barrett; second husband, W.B. Phillips; daughter-in-law, Dianne Barrett; brothers, James Houston “Bobby” Bell and Charles Alton Bell; step-mother, Lillie Philyaw Bell.

Surviving are her son Michael W. Barrett; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie L. & Mahmoud Farivar; daughter, Janice G. Barrett and companion, Paul Wright; grandchildren, Misty & Chrystal Barrett, Christopher “Chris” D. Barrett, Amir H. Farivar, Farrah N. Farivar, Japaul C. Barrett, Christopher G. Barrett, Alesia C. Hancock, Angelica D. Barrett and Chazman A. Barrett; great- grandchildren, Tyah Christina Barrett, Miriam Farivar, Mina Farivar, Tatiana Cowen, Radin Golchin; niece and nephews, Amber Bell, Daniel Bell, Tony Bell, Keith Bell, Kevin Bell, Jeffery Bell; a number of cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Friday, March 13, 2020 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Mickey Umbehant officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 2:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Mickey Umbehant
  • Interment

    Yonah Memorial Gardens
    255 Historic Highway 441 N
    DEMOREST, GA 30535
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