OBITUARY

James Harold Phillips

September 18, 1929June 12, 2018

Harold Phillips, 88, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. A Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Macon Memorial Park Chapel with the Rev. Richard Lanning officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fish and Loaves, Community Foundation, FLCFP.org.

Harold was born in Sylvester, Georgia to the late Ellis Wesley and Mary Alda Chapman Phillips. He served his country in the United States Navy. Harold was a member of Ingleside United Methodist Church for 63 years and loved his church family.

At age 23 he helped start Security Life Insurance Company and was Vice President of the company for 25 years. After retiring from the insurance business he started his second company Phillips Properties which he owned and managed till he was in his late 80’s.

Harold was a man of great integrity, a leader, a philanthropist, and a friend to many. But more than anything Harold was a family man who was married to his late wife Florine for 63 years. He loved spending time with his family. Whether celebrating a holiday occasion, a birthday, going on a family fishing trip, or just sitting and talking, nothing meant more to Harold than family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Connie (Lynn) Hayes, Jay (Meagan) Phillips, and Julie Phillips; grandchildren, Philip Hayes, Michelle Hayes, Kylie Phillips, and Pierce Phillips, and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Diana Messer, a friend for 25+ years, for her wonderful care of our loved one.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Connie (Lynn) Hayes, Jay (Meagan) Phillips, and Julie Phillips; grandchildren, Philip Hayes, Michelle Hayes, Kylie Phillips, and Pierce Phillips, and several nieces and nephews.
    A special thanks to Diana Messer, a friend for 25+ years, for her wonderful care of our loved one.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, June 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

James Harold Phillips

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Susan Layman

June 15, 2018

Mr. Phillips was a truly great person. Many people have called the office just to ask how he was doing and many have shared wonderful stories with me of how he showed concern for them. When he called the office he asked about my sister who was ill and gave me encouraging words. I really appreciated hearing those words and that he took the time to do that for me. I will never forget that.

My condolences to his family. I hope they will find comfort in 1 Corinthians 2:9.

Susan Layman
Secretary
Phillips Properties

Nathaniel Jordan Jr

June 15, 2018

I met Mr. Phillips in 1984 at a time when things were difficult for me. I had moved to Macon from Chicago and rented a house from him. I couldn’t find a job and got behind in my rent.

Instead of Mr. Phillips evicting me, he gave me a job. I’ll never forget his kindness and how the Lord used him to give me a chance to get on my feet. I thank God for him and his family.

Rest In Peace Mr Phillips.

Phillipa Shoffner Elliott

June 14, 2018

On behalf of the Wolf Creek Estates Neighborhood Association, I wish to say that we are sad to hear of Harold’s passing. He and Florine will both be missed.
Prayers and sympathy for the family.
Phillipa Shoffner Elliott
102 Wolf Creek Dr. N

Jon Genier

June 14, 2018

My condolences to Harold's family. Please find some comfort in the promise found at John 11:25.

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Biography

Harold Phillips, 88, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. A Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Macon Memorial Park Chapel with the Rev. Richard Lanning officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fish and Loaves, Community Foundation, FLCFP.org.

Harold was born in Sylvester, Georgia to the late Ellis Wesley and Mary Alda Chapman Phillips. He served his country in the United States Navy. Harold was a member of Ingleside United Methodist Church for 63 years and loved his church family.

At age 23 he helped start Security Life Insurance Company and was Vice President of the company for 25 years. After retiring from the insurance business he started his second company Phillips Properties which he owned and managed till he was in his late 80’s.

Harold was a man of great integrity, a leader, a philanthropist, and a friend to many. But more than anything Harold was a family man who was married to his late wife Florine for 63 years. He loved spending time with his family. Whether celebrating a holiday occasion, a birthday, going on a family fishing trip, or just sitting and talking, nothing meant more to Harold than family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Connie (Lynn) Hayes, Jay (Meagan) Phillips, and Julie Phillips; grandchildren, Philip Hayes, Michelle Hayes, Kylie Phillips, and Pierce Phillips, and several nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to Diana Messer, a friend for 25+ years, for her wonderful care of our loved one.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences.
Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.