Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Garden

5755 Mallory Road, College Park, GA


Emory J Phillips

January 15, 1932January 30, 2020
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Emory Jace Phillips, 88, passed away on January 30, 2020. Emory was born January 15, 1932 to Ella Puckett Phillips and Lum Phillips.

A veteran of the Navy and a retired Lieutenant of the Riverdale, GA Police Department, Mr. Phillips also worked with the Forest Park Police department and the Riverdale Fire Department. He was a Shriner and a Mason.

Mr. Phillips was a brave and loyal sailor, as well as a patient and loving father. He married Jeanette Linton in Decatur, GA in 1956. He is survived by his daughters Cheri Phillips, Charlyn Shepherd (Gary); and daughter-in-law Cathy Phillips; grandsons Derek Phillips (Shana) and Matthew Phillips (Kelsey), granddaughter Gaelyn Shepherd; grandson Kevin Phillips, great grandchildren Evelyn Phillips and Theodore Phillips; and his little dog Prissy.

Emory was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Linton Phillips; son Randy Phillips; mother Ella Puckett Phillips and father Lum Phillips; one sister; and six brothers.


  • Viewing Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, February 3, 2020


Emory J Phillips

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Mary & Joe Little

February 2, 2020

Cheri, our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your moment of sorrow. We pray that God's Blessings, Mercy and Grace be upon you now and always.

Loraine Crenshaw

February 1, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)