Marjorie Hancock Phillips of Lexington, Va. and Menemsha died Thursday, Nov. 3 at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington. She was 82.

She was born April 7, 1934 in Oak Bluffs, the daughter of the late Hariph Clayton and Marian (Bodfish) Hancock, both of Vineyard Haven.

A music education major at the University of New Hampshire, Marge was an accomplished vocalist, harpist, and pianist, and an avid supporter of music and the arts. She taught piano lessons for many years when she and husband Chuck first moved to Lexington. She was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years, where she faithfully served in numerous musical and volunteer capacities. She was director of youth choirs for 26 years, and founded the handbell program, which she also directed for 20 years.

Marge was an active member of the Mary Circle and, in 1998, was awarded an honorary life membership in the Presbyterian Women for her years of dedicated service to others. She was a faithful volunteer at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, serving for many years on the hospital’s auxiliary board. In the 1970s Marge and her husband Chuck founded the area’s first ever newspaper recycling program through the Lexington High School Band Boosters, a program they led for over a decade. The Town & Country Garden and bridge clubs were among her many other interests and activities.

Marge was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Charles (Chuck) Franklin Phillips Jr.; her sister Ruth (Hancock) Gilmour of Wayland and Menemsha; and her brother Herb Hancock of Chilmark.

She is survived by her children and their families: son Charles (Chip) Phillips, his wife Marsha, and their sons Chase, Adam and Justin, all of Richmond, Va.; daughter Susan Weber, her husband Ed, and their children Owen and Anna, all of Union, Me.; and daughter Anne Davey, her husband Allan, and their sons Benjamin and Jason, all of Vineyard Haven; and many cousins, nieces and nephews whom she adored.

A graveside service will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery on State Road in Vineyard Haven at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Lexington Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Klein officiating; reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Marjorie may be sent to the Lexington Presbyterian Church in support of the music, choir and handbell programs, or to the Stonewall Jackson Hospital Auxiliary.