Mr. William James Phillips was born on October 5, 1952 in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Isaiah and Martha Phillips. Brother Phillips gained his heavenly wings on the morning of Saturday, February 19, 2022. Truly heaven has a precious soul in the midst. The comfort in knowing that the man we love is looking down upon us, shall surly warm the hearts of those he loved dearly.
William received his education in Darlington County Public School System.
William met and joined in holy matrimony with Sister Helen Haggin Phillips and to this union five children were born.
After marrying the love of his life, William was devoted to being a faithful husband. He took care of the a being the spiritual lead patriarch of the family gave him great joy.
Brother William James Phillips was a lifelong member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville, South Carolina, currently under the leadership of Reverend Orlando James. He was also a dedicated member of the Antioch Gospel Choir. He had special designated seat on the front row that he sat in. He will surly be missed within the spiritual family of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
Those preceding Brother William Phillips in death are his parents, Isaiah and Martha Phillips; four sisters, Laura Suarez, Shirley Miller, Joanne Hough, and Gwendolyn McCoy; and two brothers, Isaiah Phillips, Jr., and David Phillips.
Survivors to cherish Brother William James Phillips life, love, legacy are his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Helen Phillips; two daughters, Lashonda Johnson and Carolyn (Quincy) Lyde; three sons, Michael Davis, Timothy Phillips, and Anthony Phillips; three special children, Jessica Phillips, Kamarion Phillips, and Jakaylen Phillips; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; four sisters, Ruby (Isaac) Edward, Shelby Caldwell, Stella Turner, and Bonnie Williams; two brothers, Ennis (Terry) Phillips and Henry (Gloria) Phillips; and a large host of nieces, nephews, and other close cousins, and friends.
Family will receive friends at 3148 Sand Oak Dr., McBee.
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