Mrs. Helen Sturdivant Phillips, January 15, 1927 - June 2, 2020


On Tuesday, June 16, 2020,  Mayor Ken Marshburn issued a proclamation honoring the life of Mrs. Helen Phillips, a much-beloved community activist. Mrs. Phillips, mother of eight, moved to Garner in the 1940's. She was a constant advocate for her neighbors, and became fondly known as "The Mayor of New Rand Road." Mrs. Phillips embodied the quality of service to her neighborhood and to the Town of Garner. She was truly a witness to history, playing a part in the evolution of Garner as we know it today.