Arthuree Mack Phipps was born on March 10, 1952 in Charleston, SC. She was the daughter of the late Elder Arthur Mack and Lucille B. Mack. Arthuree departed this life on Sunday, November 1, 2020.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age. She was a devout Christian and served the Lord faithfully until her death.
She was educated in the Charleston County Public Schools and was a graduate of Burke High School. Arthuree received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Talladega College and was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Zeta Chapter. An avid singer, Arthuree sang in the college choir. She went on to receive her Master of Arts in Education from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Arthuree was formerly married to Lt. Col. Michael C. Phipps. From this union, four children were born. Arthuree was a devoted wife and mother, teaching her children to walk in love and to have faith in God. As a military family, she traveled to and lived in various states and abroad in West Germany.
As a woman of many talents, before beginning her career in education, Arthuree briefly served as a medical specialist in the Womans Army Core. Arthuree was an avid reader and always had a strong passion for teaching and empowering children. She was a certified educator in several states and worked in a multitude of positions in education ranging from an administrator at Princeton University to working as an elementary and middle school teacher in the subjects of English, social studies and mathematics.
Arthuree leaves to cherish her memory her children Kallita M. Phipps, Tabitha D. Bridges and Sophia M. Phipps, her sisters Olliemae T. Mack, Joyce M. Singleton, Delphia O. Mack, Ivy E. Mack, Sheila L. Mack and Antoinette Mack, brother-in-law William Singleton Sr., son-in-law James Bridges, grand children Kayla and Aiden, nephew Steven A. Singleton, grand nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Victor H. Phipps, her sister Sandra L. Mack and nephew William Singleton II.
Memorial visiting hours will be held at Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave. in Union on Wednesday, November 11th from 3 to 5pm. There will be a prayer service at 4:30 during the visitation.