Phyllis Diane Atkins

Phyllis Diane Atkins of Greenport died suddenly July 24 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. She was 48 years old.

She was born Aug. 25, 1964, to Delaware and Laura Atkins of Greenport. Growing up, she enjoyed sports such as gymnastics, volleyball and cheerleading. Family members said bingo was her favorite pastime and that she enjoyed “Driving Miss Daisy” even when she said she didn’t.

Ms. Atkins worked for Community Action Southold Town for many years and family members said she was always eager to give back and help those in need. She loved spending time with her children and taking her granddaughter to the park.

She is survived by her daughters, Angela Reyes-Colon and Tara Stilley, both of Greenport; her parents, also of Greenport; sisters, Della Ross of Riverhead and Regina Rodriguez of Richmond, Va.; brothers, Delaware Atkins III of Evansville, Ind., and Paul Parks of Greenport; one granddaughter; and her significant other, Danny Alaia.

The family received visitors Monday, July 29, at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. Private cremation followed.

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