Deacon Robert J. Phillips, 88, of Pottstown, husband of the late Annie J. (Jackson) Phillips, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Grey, Georgia on November 11, 1930, he was the son of the late Ben and Anna (Pits) Phillips.

Robert was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Pottstown where he served as deacon for 60 years. He worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber in their cafeteria, Pottstown Plating, and at Pottstown Rehabilitation Center. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are sons Jeffrey Phillips, husband of Josette, of Pottstown and Johnathan Jackson of Pottstown; sisters Daisy Draves and Viola Raines; brother Prince Phillips; 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Along with wife and parents, he is predeceased by brothers Thomas, Ben, Willie, Charlie, and Leroy.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Thursday, April 25, 2019, 11:00AM at Friendship Baptist Church, 624 Walnut Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church.

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