Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Thursday 25th January 2024

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium.

Phyllis White

On 6th January 2024, peacefully in hospital, Phyllis passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side, aged 86 years, of Barrow. The dearly beloved wife of the late Joe, much loved and loving mum of Ian and Beverley, dear mother in law of Louise and cherished nanna of Jack, Sarah, Lewis and Leanne.

Phyllis worked as a debt collector at Greenwoods in Burnley, working well into her 70’s. She was more than just a debt collector; she was renowned as the nicest. Her beautiful smile, sunny nature, and an innate understanding of people set her apart. Even outside the workplace, Phyllis carried her warmth into her personal life. Blessed with love and kindness, she became like a second mum to so many, especially Diane and  Susan. She had a beautiful smile, a sunny nature and exuded elegance and glamour. Phyllis was a beautiful lady inside and out. She loved shopping and loved a good rummage in the charity shops, where she always had a great eye for a bargain. She was an avid Bingo fan and shared this with her friends Brenda and Joan and later with Susan and Christie.  Phyllis enjoyed holidays to Turkey with her good friend Brenda, soaking up the sunshine together and making lovely memories. Phyllis enjoyed watching darts on TV and adored Bradley Walsh. She loved crosswords, country music and in her later years, TV became her window to the world. A truly wonderful family lady – loved, cherished and adored, she will be remembered for her radiant smile, generous heart and devotion to her family.

Donations in lieu of flowers are gratefully being received in memory of Phyllis on behalf of Guide Dogs For The Blind. To make a donation, please click the blue donate button at the foot of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Phyllis’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

    Natalie, Bo and Emmeline

    A lovely lady – so sorry for your loss ❤️

    William (Bill) Bates

    Auntie Phyllis as she was to us was a very special person. Love and condolences from Bill and from Carole through me

    Emma Duke

    Phyllis will be sadly missed. Sending my love and condolences to all the family Emma x

    Janet Middleton

    In loving memory of Phyllis, who will be sadly missed. Sending love to Bev and all the family. Love from Janet, Amy and Beth x

    Michelle Leadbetter

    Phyllis was a beautiful and kind lady who will be sadly missed. I have many memories of which I will treasure. Phyllis’s potato pie supper was the best. My love and thoughts are with Bev her lovely daughter who looked after Phyllis so well and also to the boys and rest of the family. Much love xx

    Rita Leadbetter

    Dear Phyllis, I am so sorry that you have had to leave us but our friendship and happy memories we made over the years will always be with me. Thinking of you with love. God bless Phyllis, love Rita xxxxx

    Natalie and family

    Such a lovely lady always kind and welcoming. Enjoyed our cups of tea and breakfasts usually with Rosie in tow! You will be greatly missed. RIP lovely lady xxx


    What is written here says it all. I think in her work of debt collecting she was more like friend counsellor and support worker to people, who I believe looked forward to her visits. A ver kind and beautiful lady inside and out. I feel deeply sad that she is gone. So glad I spent time with you all in your garden on my before my travels to Scotland. My thoughts are with you all Bev, Jack and Lewis ❤️

    Tracey Bailey

    RIP Phyllis, sending you all our love at this really sad time Love Tracey & Family xx

    Carrolle Westbury

    It was always a pleasure to see Phyllis. She was a delight to meet, and I know was a loving mother and grandmother to her family. I am sure lots of people have very fond memories of time spent with her

    Lewis Rothwell

    I miss you so much Nanna, you always showed me so much unconditional love and I will always remember and love you xxx

    Barbara Campbell

    So very sorry for your loss.  Aunty Phyllis was the best and will be missed by us all. Xx

    Alexina Willers

    Lovely lady with the kindest heart & beautiful smile. Will be missed by many. Sending my love to all the family xxx ❤️

    Diane & Jeremy Shaw

    Such a lovely lady who we will very sadly miss. Known Phyllis for over 30 years and we’ve shared many happy times. Thinking of all the family at this sad time and sending much love to Bev xx

    Lynn Baker

    Such a lovely lady – so like you Bev x

    Andy and Mel

    Such a lovely person that will be missed by many. Sending much love to Bev and the family. XX

    Linda and Steve Barrett

    Anyone that knew Phyllis will miss her terribly. She was a kind lady who always showed kindness and love to everyone whose life she touched. Loved to spend time with you and your Mum Bev. Thinking of you and the family. Sending love  xx

    Janet Ingleby

    So sorry for your loss. I will miss your mum always.x

    Sharon Rogers

    Will miss you Aunty Phyllis so much and my dad will miss a much loved sister.

    Joan Schollick

    Phyllis has been a good friend for many years  and in her later years we enjoyed time together having lunch and going for lunch or just a coffee and cake always there with good advise, and ready to listen she will be missed. I loved this wonderful lady.

    Mary Potter

    Your Mum made her mark on me, with her lovely smile and presence. May she rest in peace. God bless xxx

    Jayne & Ian Feibel

    Phyllis, a very smart lady with a lovely smile and great company, you will be sorely missed x

    Diane and Michael Kitt

    Such a kind and generous lady, beautiful inside and out. Lots of lovely memories and happy times. Sending love to Bev and Jack and Lewis at this sad time xx

    Susan & Christie

    Such a lovely lady and dear friend. Countless memories of great times, fun & laughter that we will treasure forever. We are going to miss her so much. All our love to Bev & Family xx

    Pamela & Roger Whyman

    It has been my privilege to be a bridge between the generations.  We shared so much laughter along with sadness at times, & not forgetting the shared lunches. Phyllis always looked fabulous, beautifully dressed even when she didn’t feel 100%. Missing her already as I know the family will,  but her legacy lives on in them and they have so many memories to cherish. Love to you xxxx