Delores was born on February 26, 1955, in Siler City, to the late Noah Calvin Phillips and Billie Joan McLaughlin Phillips. She was an educator for many years and retired as an Assistant Principal …
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Delores Ann Phillips Caviness, 66 of Sanford, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital.
Delores was born on February 26, 1955, in Siler City, to the late Noah Calvin Phillips and Billie Joan McLaughlin Phillips. She was an educator for many years and retired as an Assistant Principal from Lee County Schools. Her service and impact on the many number of students and staff will be remembered. She and her husband, Michael, enjoyed life to the fullest. Whether traveling together, dancing to love songs in grocery store aisles, or sharing the Word of God with others, they showed everyone the true meaning of soulmates. Delores was also an expert at creating the most magical moments with her granddaughter, Olivia. Whether it be playing dress-up in gorgeous gowns, tiaras and jewelry or sitting down to an exquisite tea party, she made Olivia feel like a princess every time.
Delores was also a devoted, Godly woman who read and studied the Bible extensively. She enjoyed researching the Bible and sought to fully understand the meanings of scriptures to gain complete understanding of the Word of God. Lastly, Delores was a caregiver by nature. She deeply cared for both her mother and father as they aged, and she continued her love and devotion for her husband as he battled multiple health issues.
She is survived by her stepson, William Caviness (Bridgit Price Caviness) of Smithfield, N.C.; her stepdaughter, Jennifer Caviness Hobson (Daniel) of High Point, N.C.; her sister, Dianna Phillips Norris (Gary) of Colbert, Georgia; her grandson, Cobey Caviness; her granddaughter, Olivia Hobson; her nephews, Kiel Norris (Katrina) of Athens, Georgia, and Ryan Norris (Abby) of Winder, Georgia; her great-nephews, Brooks and Benton Norris; and her great-nieces, Reagan and Carson Norris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on August 17, 2021, by the love of her life, her 8th grade crush, and husband whom she was married to for 26 years, Michael Lynn Caviness.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Hope Assembly of God, 1922 Henley Road, Sanford, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UNC Cancer Center or to the charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.millerboles.com.
Services entrusted to Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.