UPDATED: Funeral Services for Shirley Phillips Set for Saturday

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UPDATED 12-29 – Funeral services for Shirley Phillips will be held Saturday.  Visitation will be held at the family home on Teal Drive in Ocean City beginning at noon – the service will begin at 1:30 with Reverend George Patterson officiating.  Phillips died on Christmas Day – she was 95.  In lieu of flowers – a donation in her memory may be made to Atlantic General Hospital, Atlantic United Methodist Church or Coastal Hospice.

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The matriarch of Phillips Seafood, Shirley Phillips, passed away Christmas morning. The Hooper Island native founded Phillips Crabhouse with her husband Brice in 1956, which ultimately grew the restaurant into a local, regional, and national powerhouse. In a statement, the company called Phillips the heart and soul of the company and say she will be greatly missed. Phillips was 95 years old.