David Phillips

David Phillips

David Phillips was born on August 25, 1946 in Talladega Alabama to Dolly Mae Phillips and Howard Duncan who preceded him in Death.

David attended Eastside Elementary School as an adolescent and Westside High School as a Teenager where he participated in a variety of sports including basketball , baseball, and swimming. He also was in a band where he played Guitar.

David also attended Job Corps where he learned a variety of trades.

Growing up in the segregated south David decided to join the civil rights movement to protest the injustice African Americans faced involving himself in protest to improve his community.

On September 26, 1967 David enlisted into the Army where he not only trained K 9 but also fought hard and put his life on the line honorably serving his country in Vietnam. Deciding to make the move North he found himself gaining employment at the United State Postal Service where he retired after many years of service.

David enjoyed life to the fullest doing things that he found pleasure in fishing, hunting, and traveling. He was also an experienced marksman who loved guns and who loved to shoot.

He leaves behind his partner in life Vicki Shepard son David Phillips (Janis) daughters Rita Phillips ( Darnell) Claudia Sy Danesha Phillips (Glen) brothers Tony Phillips(Helen) Donald Phillips (Charlotte) sister Mary Hampton(Vernon). 13 grandchildren Tianna Torenzo Ajanae , Asia, Ayanna,Aaliyah ,Andrea, Damone Michelle Sharfaa Ibrahim, Malaysia,Mari. 18 great grandchildren , and a Host of Loving nieces, nephews, Family and Friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Memorial Service 11:00 AM Saturday, August 5, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Rebecca Duncan

    David, Rita,Claudia, Danesha, all of Uncle David grandchildren and great grands. I love you all ,and May you find comfort in the Bible scripture at Revelation 21:3,4

  2. Janis Phillips

    Thank you to My Father In Law who gave me the best years of his life while he was here. I will truly miss our talk. But I know you are looking after us. You have your wings now. Rest in peace.

  3. Auntie Charlotte

    David, Rita, Claudia and Danesha I am so sorry. I know how much you loved your dad and stood by him helping him in anyway you could. He loved you all very much you were his pride and joy, his legacy. You gave him his flowers while he was alive so there should be no regrets. Also remember God created us from dust so it’s nothing for him to re-create a person who had existed before. Your dad will come back healthy and happy on a peaceful earth.-Isaiah 33:24; proverbs 2:21, 22; Acts 24:15

  4. Donald Phillips Jr

    You were always there when I needed to talk. Gave me a lot of advice on my situations. We would talk when I first moved to the West Coast. Your Military experience and just life itself has been a stepping stone for me. I remember when you brought Red and Rex to Dega. I would go to Uncle Jerry’s house every weekend to walk them both in the projects. I’m going to really miss you. Rest Easy Unk. ✊ I LOVE YOU

  5. OBryant Family

    Gregory, Niecey, Greg, Mike, Milla, Mykia, and Marlena The OBryant family
    You all have our deepest sympathy. It’s hard losing a loved one and at times no words can truly comfort us but the love in a hug or kiss we received do help us to get through. So embrace those around you and the words of encouragement that are impart to help you heal. God will do the rest.
    Ecclesiastes 7:1

  6. Anthony Phillips

    Hey cousins, first I want to say I love all y’all and keep holding it down for each other I’m always here for you guys. I’ll talk to you soon. Love you Uncle Dave!

  7. Shajuan McDonald

    Claudia, Rita, David, Denesha I am truly sorry for your loss. I love you all and I will continue praying that God give you all strength through this hard time. Stay prayerful and always keep God first and the rest will follow. All love and kisses!

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