Phyllis Ann Minos

Friday, June 6, 1969 - Monday, January 23, 2023

A Kind and Caring Lady

Photo of Phyllis Ann Minos  - 1969-2023

Waynesville – Phyllis Ann Minos, age 56, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 in the comfort of her home with her loving daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Phyllis was born June 6, 1969 in West Palm Beach, Florida where she was raised until moving to North Carolina to make her home. She attended North Carolina State University until the birth of her son, Jason, when she dedicated her life to being a mother. Phyllis renewed her education through Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina. She was employed as a physical therapist assistant for Skyland Care Center with many years of dedicated and loving service to her patients and her community- she loved working with her patients and her patients loved her in return.

It is easy to think of Phyllis with a smile as she was the most generous lady whose kind, loving heart was always the first to try to help others without expecting anything in return. She had a fun-loving and joyous personality which always brought happiness to those around her. She loved to dress up for Halloween, at home and at work, and she also practiced tai chi and crocheted beautiful blankets. Phyllis will always be remembered as a caring, loving lady who had a heart of gold.

Preceding her in death is her son, Jason Carroll Israel who passed away in 2019.

Surviving are her daughter, Alex Israel (Will Bridge) of Waynesville; mother, Betty Minos of Florida; and many dear and precious friends.

A Celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2023 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Phyllis Minos to William Syndrome Association, 560 Kirts Blvd. Ste. 116, Troy, MI 48084-4153 or online at

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Minos family.

Condolences from family and friends

RIP phyllis sending prayers for family and friends
Allison Farmer
All our love and comfort goes to you, Alex and Will. Your care for your mother is a testament to what true love and humanity is really about. Know you both are in our hearts and thoughts.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious mother Alex. I only got to work with her one or two times but quickly fell in love with her. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Loretta Mauro
So sorry Alex .Your Mother was very proud of you and the person you have become and so are we.. Phyllis will be missed by all of us.
Carroll & Susan Israel
So sad to hear. Phyllis was a great mother and friend! Happy to have had her apart of my life for years. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family
Melissa Young
Alex, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Phyllis was truly the most kind and giving person I’ve ever met. I have seen Phyllis literally give her last dollar to a resident so they could buy a soda out of the drink machine just to see them smile. I am so glad you are there to care for the residents at Skyland to carry out Phyllis’s mission of not only providing great therapy to the residents but loving them endlessly. I have so many wonderful memories of working with Phyllis and enjoying time outside of work with her as well. I hope you continue to cling to the great memories you have with her during this difficult time. You are in my prayers!
Jennifer Clinard
Dearest Alexandria and William, We love you both and are so very, very sorry for the heartbreaking loss of your wonderful mom. You loved and took care of your mother just as she loved you… Perfectly. xo Mom
Family and friends: I’m so sorry to hear about Phyllis. I didn’t know her for very long; I worked with her at Skyland for awhile. She was always hard working and cared about her patients and treated them with kindness. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Lorna Ashe