HENDERSON — Phyllis Anitra Collinge Bowden passed away peacefully and entered into the presence of the Lord on May 10, 2023 at the age of 93.

Phyllis was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on December 4, 1929, to the late Ambrose Austin Collinge and Edna Katherine Reineke Collinge. She grew up in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she attended Winthrop Training School. She received her undergraduate degree at age 20 from Winthrop College with a major in piano performance. Phyllis then began her piano teaching career at the N.C. School for the Blind in Raleigh, where she taught Ronnie Milsap, among many others.

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