Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN


Philip John Sorette

November 23, 1967September 8, 2019

Philip John Sorette, 51, of Cordova, TN passed away September 8, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Katrina and Richard Sorette and his sister, Karen Gorman. He survived by his wife of 28 years, Heather Kiernan; his daughters Allison and Emma Sorette; sisters, Karol Eckleman (Kevin), Renee Chin (Barry), Jennifer Newhook (Rod), Valerie Capriglione, Michele Sorette; brothers, Martin Sorette, David Sorette; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at St. Francis of Assisi, 8151 Chimney Rock Blvd, Cordova, TN 38016. A memorial service will follow at 6:00pm. Memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.


  • Family Will Receive Friends Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, September 13, 2019


Philip John Sorette

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Amgad Bebawy

September 13, 2019

Words can not describe how I feel. I never had a big brother in my life, but knew what that felt like with you. I lost my father when I was 24 but you reminded me of his love and care. You were my manager, mentor, friend, confidant, and most importantly my rock. You never refrained from saying "Love you like a brother", now I understand.

I will miss our coffee chats, hearing your feet shuffle while walking to my office, and mostly your laughter. But I know that GOD is in control and he needed you for a bigger mission. You have a direct line to him since you are in-front of his throne, so I will ask this.

"Please Pray for us so we too can finish strong like you did my friend."

Love you like a brother

Natasha Crossman

September 12, 2019

Mr. Sorette big boss always when I went in his room he always had a smile on his face. he would try to talk to me in my accent and we would all laugh about it. his wife would always have a smile on her face and she kept thanking me for my assistance. I would say this is what we do mr sorette. ur another angel added to gods army Methodist Germantown 3 North staff loves u and ur family for the time U spent with us. God bless your soul.

Laurie Fischer

September 11, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Phillips passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Louis Warner

September 11, 2019

It seems like I've known Phil most of my adult life. He has been such a part of my work life for close to 30 years, and for so many years I have considered him "my best friend at work". We worked together on the Papers side of the business starting many years ago, and both ended up working on the Packaging side of the business as well. He was literally the BEST manager I've ever worked for; and beyond that he was truly a great friend to me and helped me through some very difficult times. Phil made an indelible mark on all of our team, and many other teams, within our IT organization - sometimes he is like the glue that held us together. I guess God and the angels needed him more than we. Though he is gone, he will NEVER be forgotten. Heather, Allison, and Emma - you have lost a great one, but his legacy lives on through you. Always cherish the great memories you have, and know that my prayers are with you in the days and weeks to come. May the Lord Jesus give you strength and comfort in this difficult time as only He can. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to call me. Louis

Noe and Sylvia Cerrato

September 10, 2019

Phil, our hearts ache and we will miss you always. Our memories talking, laughing and joking on our favorite street corner, your home. We will miss your laughter and pleasant outlook. Our memories will keep us strong and keep you in our hearts, our friend.