Charyesse Phillips Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Charyesse (Ryesse) Phillips, a former student in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program, as well as a beloved member of our community. Ryesse touched the lives of many during her time as a student and later as a dedicated member of our staff, working in various roles such as babysitting, kitchen, and at the J Cafe. Her presence and contributions will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. A Celebration of Life Service will be held this Thursday, where we will come together to honor and remember the life of Charles Phillips. The service will take place at noon, with visitation starting at 10 am at Progressive Life Ministries. Following the service, Ryesse will be laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery, a place where her memory will forever be cherished.
Later in the day, from 4 pm to 6 pm, the Phillips family will be hosting a repast in Domont Auditorium on the Max & Mae Simon Jewish Community Campus. As per tradition, guests will enter the building through JCC Door #5. This repast is an opportunity for our community to gather and celebrate Ryesse’s life, to share cherished memories, and to extend our condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time. Ryesse’s obituary is available for viewing in the Indianapolis Star and on stuartmortuary.com. Her legacy is not confined to our immediate community, as she has left an indelible mark on those who knew her beyond our walls. May her memory be a blessing to all who had the privilege of crossing paths with this remarkable young woman.
Charyesse Phillips’ journey with us began as a student in the ECE program, where she exhibited a deep passion for early childhood education and a natural gift for nurturing young minds. Her dedication and commitment to her studies, as well as her kindness and warmth, made her a cherished member of our academic community. After her time as a student, Ryesse continued to make an impact through her various roles at our institution. Her work in babysitting, the kitchen, and at the J Cafe not only showcased her versatility but also her unwavering dedication to our community. Whether she was caring for children, serving delicious meals, or brightening the days of those who visited the cafe, Ryesse’s infectious smile and welcoming demeanor were always present.
It is through these roles that Ryesse formed lasting bonds with many of her colleagues and those she served. Her presence was a source of comfort and joy to all, making her passing all the more difficult to bear. In the face of such a profound loss, it is heartening to see the community come together to celebrate the life of Charyesse Phillips. The Celebration of Life Service and the repast are opportunities for us to express our gratitude for the time we shared with her and to offer solace and support to her grieving family and friends. Charyesse’s memory will continue to inspire us all to embrace the qualities that made her so beloved—kindness, dedication, and a genuine love for those around her. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those she touched, and the impact she had on our community will never be forgotten. As we gather to remember and celebrate the life of Charyesse (Ryesse) Phillips, may we find comfort in the cherished memories we shared, and may her memory be a blessing to us all.