Alberta I. Phillips “Berta”

Alberta I. Phillips “Berta”, age 85, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Alabaster, AL. Berta was born in Helena, MT on September 14, 1935 to Raymond Cole and Emma Reichel. She is preceded in death by her loving husband William Edward Phillips; parents, Raymond and Emma Cole; 2 brothers and 7 sisters. Berta is survived by her daughters, Ginger Galindo (Felix) of Riverside, WA, Barbie Cole of Olympia, WA, and Melinda White (William) of Clanton, AL; sons, Mark Leavitt (Nodie) of New Mexico, Christopher Phillips (Jan) of Alabaster, AL, and David Phillips (Debbie) of Florida; sister, Loretta Bumangelag of California; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Per her wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society in her memory.


  1. Sharon Woodell on July 5, 2021 at 10:37 am

    I miss you part of my heart went with you You are free and with the ones you loved Until I see you again I hope you know how much I’m going to miss hearing I love you and behave yourself brat I will always carry you in my heart I love you Aunt Berta

  2. Allison Hunter on July 10, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I had the honor and privilege of meeting and caring for Ms. Berta. I was instantly in love! She was an incredibly amazing, beautiful and loving woman. She always carried herself with such grace. She gave the ultimate heartfelt hugs! She never complained and loved bragging on her family….especially “Sharon the Brat” and sweet Mrs. Jan. I am blessed to have known this sweet, sweet lady and her family. I love you Ms. Berta and will never forget you!
    Allison Hunter

    • Sharon Woodell on July 14, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      She sure loved you as we all do I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care and love that you gave her Thank you from her Brat! Aka (Sharon)