Passed into glory after a brave battle on May the 28th, 2022

Aged 12 years

Dearly loved and loving courageous daughter of Andrew and Anna

Loved and devoted sister of James and Levi

Cherished granddaughter of John and Ronda Philpot,
Mary Lee and Mike Image,
Joseph and Tina Kao

Loved and treasured by all her family and friends

Now dancing, rejoicing and creating beauty in the glorious presence of Jesus

Naomi’s family thank the doctors, nursing and incredible support staff at both
South West Healthcare Warrnambool and The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
for their dedicated and genuine care over many years

“Never Give Up”

2 Timothy 4:7

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

The church livestream link for the Service is:




Funeral Notice

ServiceJune 11, 2022 - 2:00 pmRaglan Parade Dennington, VIC Venue: Kardinia ChurchView live stream

A Memorial Service for Naomi will be held on Saturday the 11th of June at the Kardinia Church, Raglan Parade, Dennington commencing at 2pm. The livestream link for the service is: In lieu of flowers please donate to one of the following foundations: Leila Rose Foundation Crystal Lee Foundation Robert Connor Dawes Foundation Open Doors Wycliffe Bible Translators Orbis Ministries


  1. Dear Anna, Andrew, Levi and James,
    we cannot imagine how hard it is to lose a beloved daughter and sister. What a bright star she was in her time on earth! We know she is in Jesus’ care.
    We pray that all of you will find His comfort and healing ❤️🕊

    Raymond and Inkeri Dabson June 14, 2022
  2. I’m sitting here currently on night shift; thinking of all the joy that one little girl passed on to me.

    Big love to you Nomesy, the Warranmbool Flyer. Thanks for the advice on where to go when I was down in Warrni with my girlfriend, and forever teasing me on not being able to colour in the lines… I’m only human, but you are an angel.

    Rest easy mate, save me a seat and I’ll be sure to catch up with you soon <3

    Jack Muscat RCH RN

    Jack Muscat June 11, 2022
  3. Beautiful dearest girl Naomi, we think about you and Talk about you still and we will continue to do so for the rest of our lifes until we meet again in heaven.

    In my vision, you are in heaven and rejoicing in your freedom to running around like you were suppose to be doing here on this earth..

    You will never be Forgotten, we will keep you close to our hearts
    You have prayed for us all the time and blessed us on this earth, and we know you will continue to do so there in heaven to help us, guide us through our lives
    As always we are thankful for your prayers and we continue to think about our beautiful memories UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN in heaven.

    Dear Anna & Andrew,
    if it wasn’t for Naomi’s testimony in this life we would not have been able to meet in this life. God has reasons, plans and purpose in all things.
    Knowing your family and watching your journey over the years, i can only say wow! God doesn’t make mistakes when choosing the parents. You both have done an amazing job for beautiful soul Naomi. But now he has decided it’s his time to watch over her. Well done to you both as a parents.

    We love you all and stand with you in this sad times 🙏🙏🙏

    Sadiye, Glenn & Talia

    Sadiye Flexman June 11, 2022
  4. Dear Naomi, Anna and family, we send our love to you all. With all this support, we hope there is comfort in the the warmth and care that’s pouring out for you..

    Leiza, Jo and the Crystal Lee Foundation.. June 11, 2022
  5. To the very Dear Philpot family, – The beautiful souls who I am so honored to know, – Anna, Andrew, James, and Levi; and all of Naomi’s extended family, and, dear friends of Naomi, and all who have had the joy and immense benefit of Naomi’s presence. – I cannot possibly express the qualities and depths of my own sorrow, and my feelings of love for all of you; and especially, of course, for our exquisite Naomi herself. I had the privilege of meeting Naomi when she was 5 years old, and our last time together was in the summer of this year,at the market in Port Fairy. Naomi grabbed my hand and off we went! – into the wonders and joy of the market, chatting together non-stop, skipping in time, and both beaming – Naomi leading us into wonderful adventures… With Naomi, It was always so much fun, in the moment, full of colour and surprise, and bathed in sheer love. And real, and true.
    Naomi, I cannot express to you how sad I am, and how much I am going to miss you.
    You changed me for the better, and I am sure that this is true for every person who was blessed to meet you. The rainbows, butterflies, and colors are more enriched now for all of us here, – and for me, the rainbows belong to you. I can continue to meet with you, every time I see a rainbow. I can talk with you, and tell you that I love you, and I can thank you for your friendship. Love, Amanda. xxx

    Amanda Lines June 10, 2022
  6. Naomi will be the person who showed me how to be quiet and to do what you need to without to much fuss…to celebrate when you can…
    thank you from a diabetes educator who was touched by you!

    The connections we make in the course of life – maybe that’s what heaven is…
    Fred Rogers

    Rebecca Gebert CDE / RCH June 10, 2022
  7. Andrew, Anna, James and Levi, it was an absolute honour to have known and have cared for your beautiful daughter and sister. Naomi was so courageous in her fight with her “never give up attitude” right until the end. I will miss her little giggles, telling me how old she is and incredibly kind heart. Shine bright Miss Naomi- I know you will. Much love to you all x

    Erin Southwell June 9, 2022
  8. ‘God saw all that he had made, and it was very good’ Genesis 1:31

    Naomi is made in God’s image and she is indeed very good.

    Sincere condolences

    Noela Kluchkovsky June 8, 2022
  9. What a special young lady. Naomi you captured many hearts and your gentle way was so powerful. I know you’re dancing in heaven having a wonderful time twirling and leaping….nothing is holding you back! Not even gravity!

    Anna, Andrew, James and Levi, you loved and cared for Naomi so much. You guys are amazing. God values all your care and love for her and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. You are champions, true champions of love and care.

    I hope you feel God’s peace and comfort in this time, and know in the depths of your hearts that she is in heaven having a wonderful time, way beyond what we could even dream of here on earth.

    We are thinking and praying for you in this sad time of grief. The hole she leaves here is substantial….. my heart is so sad for you all.

    To Naomi my little dancing partner, we won’t forget you! Thank you for being a mighty woman. Way beyond what we can comprehend with our earthly eyes.

    Much love and blessings,
    Jacquie McIntosh xxx

    Jacquie Mcintosh June 8, 2022
  10. Anna, Andrew, James and Levi, It was an honour to be part of Naomi’s life, such a beautiful, kind courageous girl. I will miss her gorgeous smile and caring heart.
    I hope you are comforted by the treasured memories of Naomi. Thinking of you all
    Love Sarah xxx

    Sarah underwood June 8, 2022
  11. We were saddened to hear of the passing of beautiful Naomi. Such fond memories of a special girl, always with a big smile and incredible bravery. Sincere condolences to you beautiful Anna and your family
    . Fly high Naomi, now in Gods care
    Love Gianna & Grace Hickey xx

    Gianna Hickey June 8, 2022
  12. Dear Anna, Andrew, James and Levi.
    Naomi seemed to be such a sweet, courageous and never giving up little girl. She will be deeply missed. We live far away, but our heart and prayers are close to your family in this difficult time.
    Pao-Lan, Yun-Mei, Juo-Lan & family

    YUN MEI LIN June 6, 2022
  13. Our dearest, sweetest, beautiful, precious and courageous Naomi, you have fought a great fight! We are so so proud of you!

    It was extremely painful and heartbreaking to lose you…words could not explain nor express our feelings for you. Every news of your treatments and operations have given me, uncle Ed, grandma and grandpa Heartaches and Pains. We felt for you & your parents and brothers. Since your passing I had to hold back my emotions at work as my small patients reminded me of you…
    It is painful to say goodbye, but we are also glad that you are in the good hands of our lord Jesus Christ and Mother Mary; pain free and with a bright new adventure ahead of you that is full of joy, happiness and with a healthy body!
    You are and always will be the sweetest Angel in our hearts who are so loving, kind, courteous, artistic, brave and cheerful!
    I will continue to complete my plan that I had planned for you before COVID (visit to the Hello Kitty Land – now, in your memory).

    Anna, Andrew, James and Levi our deepest & heartfelt condolences to you all for the passing of the sweetest Naomi. You all have done a great job & no one could have done it better! We are proud of you and you are our pride!
    Thank you for being so resilience and strong, especially to my dearest sister Anna who has dedicated so much to Namio’s care
    and well-being. Andrew, thank you for being a loving, supportive and caring father & spouse to Naomi and Anna.
    James & Levi, thank you for being a loving and super brothers to Naomi and supportive sons to your parents in various ways. May the Father our God, Lord Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit & Mother Mary, Bless and Protect you all, and grant you all with good health & strength in this trying time.
    Love you all dearly…

    Sweet Naomi, Thank You for spending the 12 memorable and wonderful years with us! Do enjoy Heaven and say Hi and give your warmest hugs for me to your great grandparents!
    Love you heaps and countless, till we meet again ❤️
    Grandparents, Uncles (Ed, Dominic & Oliver), Cousins (Emmanuel, Arthur & Daniel)and Aunty Martha

    Martha Kao June 6, 2022
  14. … I forgot to mention…
    528 is the frequency of love, healing, heaven.
    Truly it is true truth for Naomi.
    She passed over into love, healing and heaven on 5/28.
    A little God message to us all.

    Annette June 6, 2022
  15. My deepest sympathy to Ronda and John, Andrew and Anna, James and Levi, and extended family. May your faith ease your pain at this sad time. I have fond memories of Andrew and his siblings as young children and it has been a pleasure to see newspaper articles that indicate they have grown into fine upstanding, talented members of our community. Warmest regards Diane Lucas

    DIANE LUCAS June 6, 2022
  16. Andrew, Anna, James and Levi,

    Words cannot truly express the sorrow we feel for you all with the passing of Naomi. She was such a beautiful, brave and kind person.

    May she Rest In Peace.

    Hannah, Michael, Maggie and families.

    Hannah O'Neill June 5, 2022
  17. Dear Anna and family Molly and I send you love and prayers Naomi your smile will be forever etched in our hearts ♥️

    Claire Noonan June 5, 2022
  18. Thinking of Anna, Andrew. James & Levi. What a brave fight your beautiful girl fought. May her light shine on you all. Now resting peacefully until you meet again. Much love and sympathy – Leanne O’Connor. X

    Leanne O’Connor June 5, 2022
  19. Anna, Andrew,James and Levi
    our love and prayer for your family during the difficult time .
    For the lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd .he will lead them to springs of living water and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes . revelation7:17

    Gabriel lin June 5, 2022
  20. What joy it has been to get to know Naomi. Her boundless love and faith were an example and lesson for us all. She won, she is home, she is victor!
    In Christ it is always win-win. We either win in the short term or we win in the long term, sometimes both. There is no losing in Jesus, He never loses; we just have a skewed perspective here in this realm that sometimes blocks the win-win perspective. Jesus has already won the victory and Anna, Andrew, James, Levi and Naomi are all victors in Christ. The pain is really, really rough at times both physically and emotionally, but it isn’t a loss or defeat. The enemy is the loser and we are the winners, all the time and every time.
    “Our eyes are one Your Lord, Author and perfector of our faith. We do not mourn as those who have no hope; thank You for this Lord. Please use Naomi and the Philpot’s example to bring many sons and daughters to glory.”

    Annette, Pennsylvania, USA June 4, 2022
  21. Our favourite little customer, and friend. We will forever see your smiling face looking through the ice cream fridge, and walking around the back to tell us a story.

    Heaven has gained another angel.

    All our love always, Josh and Vicki Riordon.

    Vicki June 4, 2022
  22. Darling and most precious Naomi, we will always remember You as a bright and shining Star, full of love and care for your beautiful family and all others you met. We knew you for a short time and will never forget you and your beautiful ways. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to dear Anna, Andrew, James and Levi. Rest peacefully sweet and most precious Naomi, and let your artistry color heaven in only the way you can. With deep love David, Karen and Jordy xxx

    Gittins Family June 4, 2022
  23. Much love and condolences to Anna, Andrew, James and Levi. Naomi was such a joy to know and bought such sunshine and smiles to many. I’m sure she is continuing her love of crafts in heaven and making it an even brighter place. She will be thought of fondly and missed dearly. Rest peacefully dear Naomi

    Rebecca Lowe June 4, 2022
  24. Thinking of Andrew and Anna and Naomi’s two brothers, all her extended family and friends. May she be at peace.. R.I.P. as they say it’s not goodbye but see you on the other side. Love from Auntie Jesselynn’s Mum. XXXXXXXXX🌈🌟

    Valerie Tanner June 4, 2022
  25. Threnody for Naomi.

    There are occasions where,
    dumbfounded and confounded, completely at a loss.
    All we can do is sit and stare,
    into a void that reaches so far from us, to, it seems,
    never ending, to Infinity.
    With the question that hangs before our eyes,
    the words dance before our eyes: “Why me? Why now? Why her?”
    There’s never been a doubt as to
    just where you stood regarding all those travesties
    of injustice that fill
    the every day;
    And we wonder why bad things would seem to happen to those,
    who simply try to ‘do good’ and ‘be good’?

    And where in this, is there God? A God of Love?
    who watches suffering? Is that His intention?
    Whatever happened to Divine Intervention?
    And If He’s “out there”……somewhere? Can you feel it? Closer through the burning pain, and hollow ache, than ever before; feel all-embracing arms, as warm, loving warmth remains, true understanding of the tearful pain and more.
    I can feel it in the shadow of the dark impenetrable night. You see? I begin to understand. Sweet Naomi has gone home! Home to infinite peace and love, the last tear wiped away. Home to her heavenly Father, and heavenly brother; who suffered on the cross, for us. And so where do my tears and heartache lead? For Naomi will be waiting, having prepared for that sacred moment; when we, too, cross time and space, breathed our last, and join her, there, in that Heavenly place.
    Together we will all celebrate. Father, Son, Christian Family having all walked through those Heavenly Gates and greeted by Saint Peter’s welcoming smile. Once more together, this time for ever, Amen.
    Daffydd Wiesner-Ellix.

    Daffydd Wiesner-Ellix June 4, 2022
  26. So very sorry for your loss.God bless and strengthen you all.

    Leanne McMillan June 4, 2022
  27. A shining star !! Namoi was a beautiful young girl that touched so many of us .
    I remember meeting a very bright bubbly Namoi whom loved to chat to me about her two brothers ,her love of art , colour .
    Namoi will always be remembered for beautiful smile and her love for her family. RIP my beautiful angel ..
    Love always Debbie Mc Kane

    Debbie McKane June 3, 2022
  28. Our love & prayers are with you Andrew, Anna, James, Levi, Ronda & John & all the family members. Beautiful Naomi is now safe & secure, without pain in the arms of Jesus. 💕🙏Adele & John

    Adele Vale June 3, 2022
  29. My deepest condolences to Anna, Andrew and Naomi’s siblings for your loss. Although I ​have never met Naomi, but I know she must be a beautiful child with amazing strength and courage.

    Stay strong Anna, my thoughts are always with you.

    Love, Lisa

    Lisa June 3, 2022
  30. A tribute to Naomi, who kept her word and never gave up, thought about others and their needs, championed the work of Royal Children’s, and loved Jesus who she shares her heavenly home and perfect life with now.
    And a tribute to dear Anna and Andrew, who God chose to entrust Naomi to for her life on earth while He prepared everything for her eternal life with Him. He chose you because He had prepared you and knew you would be the perfect earthly parents to provide all the care and love Naomi needed. No-one could have done it better. You are champions too.
    With all our love
    Denis and Leanne

    Denis and Leanne June 3, 2022
  31. Naomi, was a precious gift to the whole community. She always left a smile on everyones face and on their hearts.
    God has healed her and given her a new body free of pain and suffering. What a blessing it was that we all got to be apart of her life.

    Jade June 3, 2022
  32. Dear Anna and Andrew,

    Deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Wishing you lots of love, comfort and peace. You are in our prayer and thoughts

    Love Vincent, Julia, Josh and Allegra

    Vincent June 3, 2022
  33. Sending you all my love and deepest sympathy on the lose of your beautiful little girl…may she now be free of pain and rest in the Arms of the Angels

    Donna Rowan..

    Donna Rowan June 3, 2022
  34. Such a beautiful Angel inside and out. I am going to miss that beautiful smile. Every night duty I got to spend with you was priceless in every way. It was an honour to be your nurse. Shine brightly beautiful girl love Netty xxxx I still have your pictures beautiful girl xxx

    Jeanette wilson June 3, 2022
  35. Running, dancing and free of pain. I can picture Naomi doing that so clearly! But what an impact she has had here in her 12 years. She has taken a piece of all our hearts with her. Thinking of you Andrew, Anna, James and Levi xx

    Gary, Susan and Sam June 3, 2022
  36. Sweet little Naomi,
    A little sparkle in our lives for all who were fortunate to have met you,
    Always sharing hugs and smiles,
    Wise beyond your years,
    Bravery became your second nature,
    Loved sharing artistic creations with family and friends,
    To show us the Naomi way,
    And how you shone for us to see,
    Even for the shortest time.

    Thank you Naomi, we love and miss you.

    Scott, Lee, Rufus and Corben.

    Lee Hunter June 3, 2022
  37. A beautiful young girl whose smile we will remember. She had a beautiful heart for Jesus. Thinking of her family and friends at this time. Heather & Eddie Taylor

    Heather June 2, 2022
  38. Naomi was the sweetest girl that I ever met. She was always thoughtful and positive and always made me feel so loved. You will be missed dearly by many Naomi. I’ll never forget you.

    Leah June 2, 2022
  39. I will remember Naomi for her thoughtful and caring nature, her love for her brothers and her beautiful smile. She loved coming to my shop and looking at the flowers. She always had a story to share with me about her brothers.

    Jasmine June 2, 2022
  40. Dear Anna

    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

    Love and support

    Quoc and Kate

    Quoc Lam June 2, 2022
  41. Naomi was a beautiful girl who met you with a smile. Her joy was to share Jesus with you and her hope of being healed. Naomi is healed and whole with her precious saviour Jesus. She’s free to dance, sing, play, move and create in the glorious majesty of heaven. Oh how we long to have her here but we know where she is, that’s far better. So we fix our eyes on Jesus and fight the good fight, until it’s our turn to meet our creator. Be like Naomi and accept Jesus’ invitation to come and follow Him. His path leads to victory. Naomi you are triumphant!

    Michelle Walker June 2, 2022
  42. A courageous girl, with such a loving and always caring heart.
    You will always hold a special place in our heart.
    We thank you for being such a caring friend to charlie and helping her with many talks about mri’s and hospital visits.
    Love always Leigh, Sharra, Jackson and Charlie McNaughton.

    Sharra June 2, 2022
  43. Anna, Andrew, James and Levi thinking of you all in this difficult time. We feel very blessed to have called Naomi our friend and we will miss her beautiful smile and positivity.
    You are always in our thoughts
    Love Jayne, Josh and Emma xxxx

    Jayne Peacock June 2, 2022