Phyllis (Adina) Maude Wilson Anderson (April 5,1929 - July 16,2020) was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, sister, and aunt. Phyllis was born Adina Maude Wilson on April 5th,1929 in the district of Retreat Mountain in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica. She was one of two children (her sister Esmie is deceased) of Clementina Lynch Wilson and Henry Wilson. Her parents were farmers in St. Mary. At the early age of 10 years old, Phyllis entered the workforce determined to make a better life for herself than what she had entered. She had two children (Ransford and Delores) and eventually made her way to the city of Kingston where she worked as a Day Worker and met her first husband Reginald Seaton Dressekie. Her marriage with Reginald (Movements) produced 5 children [Oswald, Sandra (Dawn), Joan, Sylvester (who passed away tragically at the age of 14), and Marva]. Despite life’s traumas, Phyllis pushed on determined to create a better life for herself and her children. She later remarried to Ivan Anderson and immigrated to the United States in 1979. On arrival, Phyllis quickly laid the foundation to help her children immigrate to the United States. She worked for over 30 years at the Walter E. Fernald State School in Waltham MA (first as a Housekeeper, then as a Dietary Aide, and later she was promoted to Supervisor). Phyllis was well-known in her community for her personality and her generosity. She loved socializing, cooking Jamaican food, and feeding those around her. Everyone looked forward to her weekend soup. She had a wonderful smile and a devilish personality. She loved to buy scratch tickets. She loved her parrots. She liked travelling and nice clothes. She was the matriarch of the family, everyone turned to her for advice and support. She played a major role in raising her grandchildren. With little, she always provided a lot and made sure everyone was safe and happy. She will be missed but not forgotten. We will have her in our hearts forever.
She is survived by by her son Ransford Williams, his wife Regina Williams, and their son Kevin Ransford Williams (wife Ula Zucker Williams and son Ethan Ransford Williams); her daughter Delores Ennis and her husband Bartholomew Ennis, and their six children [Everton Ennis and his wife Ingrid Spence-Ennis, Colleen Ennis, Dionne Ennis (son Romaine McLean); Peter Ennis (son Khalil Ennis); Simon Ennis (daughters Dejariee Ennis and Natori Ennis), and Vanecia Ennis-Foster and her husband Ryan Foster (daughter Reanne Foster and Ryan Foster, Jr.)]; her son Oswald Dressekie and his children Latoya (sons Kevin Williams and Michael Dressekie Hall and daughter Destiny Robinson), Ricki (deceased), Akilah (son John David Abraham), Ryan (daughters Mahkayla Faith Dressekie and Ja Ryah Imani Dressekie), and Warren; her daughter Sandra (Dawn) Dressekie, and her son Paul Menns and his wife Natalie Lodge Menns and their children Paul Jr. and Jaden; her daughter Joan Dressekie Ruglass and her husband Ferdinand Ruglass and their 3 daughters [Tracy-Ann Ruglass (daughter Zoe Elise Ruglass), Lesia Ruglass, and Shauna-Lee Ruglass ( son Bryce Chance Dortch)]; her daughter Marva Dressekie and her four children [Roxanne Williams (son Jaziah Williams), Jodi-Ann (Kim) Edwards (son Nathan O'Bannon), Lamar Lywood (daughter Lamiyah Lywood), and LJ Dressekie]. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Chapel with Dr. Everton Ennis officiating. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park.
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Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301
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