OBITUARY

Phillip John Gillard

August 28, 1956February 13, 2021
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Phillip John Gillard, age 64, a resident of Sulphur, LA and lifelong resident of Southwest Louisiana, passed on February 13, 2021 after a difficult battle with COVID-19. Phil was born in 1956 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Stanford and Melba Gillard. He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Alisa Gillard, and his mother, Melba.

Phil is also survived by his five children, Josh, Luke, Paul, Samm and Holly Gillard. He was the middle of three children, and is survived by his two siblings, Paula Perkins and Scott Gillard. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Damien, Nicholas, Lily, and Sawyer.

Phil worked as a Piping Designer in the petrochemical industry for many decades in the Southwest Louisiana area, working at Levingston Group LLC for many years and more recently for ReCon Management Services.

Phil was a devout Catholic and was an active parishioner of St. Theresa's in Sulphur. Phil was also an avid rifleman and enjoyed spending his free time building and shooting rifles. In his youth, he was a standout baseball player, and as a father, he enjoyed coaching his children and passing on his love of baseball.

More than anything, Phil was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather to a big Cajun family. His priorities were centered on his family first throughout his life, and he passed these values on to his children.

Phil will be laid to rest at Mimosa Pines in Sulphur, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, Phil’s family asks that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The funeral will be limited to immediate family to prevent further tragedies during this pandemic, but there will be a Facebook Live streaming of the event which will be held on Saturday, February 20th at 1PM local time.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonsulphurmemorial.com for the Gillard family.

  • FAMILY

  • Alisa Gillard, Beloved Wife
  • Josh, Luke, Paul, Samm and Holly Gillard, Children
  • Paula Perkins and Scott Gillard, Siblings
  • Damien, Nicholas, Lily, and Sawyer, Grandchildren
  • Melba Gillard, Mother
  • Stanford Gillard, Father (deceased)

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Luis Rodriguez

February 26, 2021

God bless your soul Philly. It was a pleasure to know you buddy. Until we meet again. Luis Rodriguez (aka LRod)

Jason Williams

February 21, 2021

I shared an office with Phil this past year before the start of the pandemic. We cried, laughed, worked, and prayed together in a short amount of time I was blessed to be part of his life. My condolences are very deep. Phil and I became so close and this has had a very big impact on me. My thoughts and prayer are with you guys and please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Jason Williams

MaryBeth Benoit

February 20, 2021

Phil was such a kind, loving friend, I cherished his friendship and will miss him greatly. My love and prayers to his wonderful family.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😢

Paul Vidrine

February 20, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. I had fond memories of Phil playing baseball with him. I was always so glad I never had to bat against him. (He was on my team). He was a heckuv a pitcher. A really nice guy.

Charles Dougay

February 20, 2021

Havent seen Phil in years, but as teenagers he was always laughing and funny. Phil was one of a kind great guy. RIP my friend.

Kirk Gillard

February 19, 2021

My dear cousin had one heck of a fastball as a teenager. I am 2 1/2 years behind him that fastball seemed to be 100 MPH to me.
Over the years we saw each other only sparingly but always felt close. Rest in heaven Cuz, tell my uncle Stan I send my love.

Jennifer Mabou

February 19, 2021

We will miss you, Phil. Courtney and I are praying for Alisa and the children.

Jeffrie Duberville

February 19, 2021

God Bless you and your family. Peace and Glory for Phil. My sympathy and prayers for your grievous loss.

MARK SERICE

February 18, 2021

I'd like to offer my sincerest condolences to the whole family, including my childhood best friend, Scott, and his wonderful mother, Melba.

I spent more than a little time down the street at the Gillard's house growing up, and those are memories that can never be replaced or forgotten.

As for the man that Scott always called "Bubby", may the Lord grant him eternal rest, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

God bless you all,

Mark Serice

Pam Broussard

February 18, 2021

I graduated with Phil. He was such a nice guy. When it was posted on Facebook that Phil had Covid, so many were praying for complete healing. God had other plans for Phil. Please know your family has my sincere condolences.

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