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.
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.