David Edgar Phillips Jr.

January 28, 1942November 22, 2021
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NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be conducted for David Edgar Phillips, Jr., age 79, at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 29, 2021 at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Fontenot will officiate. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at the church on Monday from 9:00 am until the service time.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Phillips passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings, LA.

David, better known as “Pickle” by family and friends, was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged. David then went on to work at New Iberia Senior High school for over twenty five years as a coach, guidance counselor, and assistant principal.

He was an avid outdoorsmen who enjoyed the simple things in life. David liked hunting and fishing and could often be found with a line in the water waiting for that next big one to bite! He also enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden and satsuma trees. When not outside, David was indoors cheering for his favorite football and basketball teams. He was a massive fan of college sports and fervently supported both the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife Phyllis, and traveled extensively throughout the United States. David will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his sons, Timothy David Phillips (Jill) and David Edgar Phillips, III. (Sascha); daughter, Cherie Phillips Vincent (Ron); ten grandchildren, Brock Phillips (Emily), Thomas Vincent (Sarah), Catherine Vincent, Nicholas Phillips, Clare Phillips, Joseph Phillips, Anthony Phillips, Gregory Phillips, Timothy Phillips, and Sophie Phillips; and one great grandchild, Isla Phillips.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Phyllis Freyou Phillips; parents, David Phillips, Sr. and Georgia Bross Phillips; and siblings, Richard Phillips and Beverly Phillips Schwing.

Pallbearers will be Brock Phillips, Thomas Vincent, Nicholas Phillips, Joseph Phillips, Anthony Phillips, and Gregory Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Schwing, Jr., Steven Schwing, and Ricky Phillips.

As David would always say, “Get to class fellows, let’s roll ‘em up!”

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Timothy David Phillips (Jill), Son
  • David Edgar Phillips, III. (Sascha), Son
  • Cherie Phillips Vincent (Ron), Daughter
  • Brock Phillips (Emily), Grandchild
  • Thomas Vincent (Sarah), Grandchild
  • Catherine Vincent, Grandchild
  • Nicholas Phillips, Grandchild
  • Clare Phillips, Grandchild
  • Joseph Phillips, Grandchild
  • Anthony Phillips, Grandchild
  • Gregory Phillips, Grandchild
  • Timothy Phillips, Grandchild
  • Sophie Phillips, Grandchild
  • Isla Phillips, Great Grandchild
  • Phyllis Phillips, Wife (deceased)
  • David Edgar Phillips, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Georgia Bross Phillips, Mother (deceased)
  • Richard Phillips, Sibling (deceased)
  • Beverly Phillips Schwing, Sibling (deceased)

  • Brock Phillips
  • Thomas Vincent
  • Nicholas Phillips
  • Joseph Phillips
  • Anthony Phillips
  • Gregory Phillips
  • James Schwing, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steven Schwing, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ricky Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service Celebration

    Monday, November 29, 2021


David Edgar Phillips Jr.

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Billand lSylvia Gruber

December 1, 2021

We send our deepest sympathies to David's family. Rest assured that we are praying for him and with all of you.
Bill and Sylvia Gruber

Roxanne Sikes

November 30, 2021

Coach Phillips was so nice when he’d walk down the hallways. I am sending my condolences and prayers to Phyllis and family.
Roxanne Sikes

Rhonda Fabre-Boudreaux

November 29, 2021

Coach Phillips was an awesome Civic’s teacher, I learned a lot. He always shared and gave his all. When I read he passed away here in Jennings, it made me wonder if he was living here. Prayers for the family.
Class of 76.

Hazel Dupre Delahoussaye

November 28, 2021

Tim, Jill, and family,

I am so sorry about “Pickles”. I have such fond memories of him and Phyllis.
My sympathy to all of his family. May our loving God bless all of you with His peace and goodness!

❤️🙏 Hazel Dupre Delahoussaye

Sandra West

November 24, 2021

I didn't like school and went often to his office to cry. When I'd walk in he'd pull out a box of kleenex. It was his kindness, ability to listen and most of all his encouragement that helped me stay in school and graduate. The kids loved him.
Always smiling, prayers to his family.

David Musumeche

November 24, 2021

I worked with David for many years at NISH. He was a true professional who loved working with students and teachers. He was an easy going man who was respected for how he did his job at NISH. Condolences to his family and friends.

Roger LeBlanc

November 24, 2021

R.I.P. Coach Phillips from the NISH Class of "79. We will keep the family in prayer ....

Mildred Adams

November 24, 2021

Our sincere condolence to David's family. My husband Malcolm and me went on a bus trip with David and Phyllis Phillips. We would go to the back of the bus and chit chat. Phyllis and me would also pray the rosary. I had brought some holy water. I asked each of the persons on the bus whether I could bless them, everyone agreed. On our trip back, one of the ladies saw that the bus driver seemed to be going to sleep at the wheel. She said to me please bless him with holy water, it was raining very hard. That scared us so very much. David would also come to pick pecans next to our property. He and my husband became good friends from that point.

Mollie Abadie

November 24, 2021

Sorry for your loss! I taught at NISH with David and he was a great Coworker. Enjoyed knowing him. Prayers for the family! Know he will be missed!
Mollie Abadie

Gail Broussard Boudreaux

November 23, 2021

David & I became close friends in elementary school when we used to enjoy dancing together when we all ushered in the Rock & Roll era at Dodson School’s Fun Friday Night Dances. We all loved to dance & It was then that a lot of them decided it was cool to have nicknames like Pickle, & Bucket, and Mutt!!! I had recently told Pickle that I was going to try to get up a group of friends to go see him and another friend that was also at his location, but I’m so very sorry that time ran out!!! Rest In Peace my sweet old friend!!! 🙏🌈🙏🌈🙏