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Ronnie Wheeler Obit Photo3

Ronnie Wheeler

08/03/1945 ~ 12/13/2018

Services will be held: 12/17/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Sylvia Jean Atkins

03/18/1942 ~ 12/09/2018

Services will be held: 12/13/2018

Copy of Jo Grice web photo

Mary Josephine Allen Grice

1/14/1937 ~ 12/11/2018

Services will be held: 12/15/2018

Thomas Wayne Best obit photo

Thomas Wayne Best

04/10/1936 ~ 12/10/2018

Services will be held: 12/15/2018

Jewell Jeffreys photo

Jewell Cooke Jeffreys

1/27/1935 ~ 12/11/2018

Services will be held: 12/15/2018

Charles Boykin Obit Photo

Charles Melvin Boykin

01/26/1937 ~ 12/09/2018

Services will be held: 12/13/2018

Kathy obit Image

Katharine Alexandra Glover

9/27/1956 ~ 12/09/2018

Services will be held: 12/12/2018

Mary Macon online pic

Mary Michele “Mickey” Macon

02/11/1949 ~ 12/08/2018

Services will be held: 12/12/2018

George Thomas Phillips

George Thomas Phillips

01/25/1934 ~ 09/19/2015

Garner – George Thomas Phillips, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday at Wake Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. George was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was born in Scotland Neck to Fred Hugh and Susie Dickens Phillips. On May 20, 1961, George married the former Daphne Bryant of Poplar, NC, a marriage spanning over 54 years.

Mr. Phillips served in the US Army and afterwards attended   North Carolina State University on the GI Bill and graduated in 1960 with a degree in Civil Engineering and remained a proud lifelong ”Wolfpacker”. Upon graduation, he began and enjoyed a distinguished career with NC Department of Transportation for 36 years receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine upon retirement. He enjoyed a lengthy retirement and especially cherished the time he was able to spend with his four grandchildren who affectionately knew him as “Pop Pop”.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Garner with burial to follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh. Family will receive relatives and friends from 6-8 PM on Monday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, NC.

He is survived in addition to his wife, a son, Chris and his wife Jenifer; daughter, Natalie, all of Raleigh; four grandchildren. Justin, Savannah, Miranda Phillips and Riley Blackmon, all of Raleigh; one brother, Marvin Phillips (Emily) of Raleigh; three sisters, Margaret Harrell of Scotland Neck, Pat Whitehead (RC) of Hobgood and Edna Sorie (Gene) of Scotland Neck.

The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care and support provided by his hometown church, First Baptist Church of Garner and Bethlehem Baptist Church of Knightdale. The family also gives special thanks to neighbors, Billy and Brenda Hodges for all their devotion, love and support over the past several years. Lastly, we cannot express enough gratitude to the hospital staff, doctors and nurses at Wake Medical Center for the exceptional care, love and support they gave to our Dad.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Garner Building fund 601 St Mary’s St. Garner, NC 27529.



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner



11:00 AM

First Baptist Church, Garner


  1. Judy Latham

    My deepest sympathies to all the family. It is my belief he will find a way to let you know how much he loved you.

  2. Bill and Brenda Hodges

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May you find comfort in the many memories you share of George.

  3. Donna Hollenbach

    Thinking of all of you and praying for peace and comfort. As a friend of Natalie’s for over 40 years I know how much she loved her sweet daddy and always looked up to him. I love how he always put his family first and I have no doubt he will continue to watch over all of you.

  4. Bobby, Susan, Nick & Corey Jones

    Chris, Jenifer & Family-Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

  5. Dennis & Amy Woolard

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Mr. Phillips always had a smile on his face and a kind word. Could always tell he loved and was proud of his family. I’m sure you are all feeling a great loss today but at the same time you know how lucky you were to have him.

  6. angela dawn whitehead

    I will miss you terribly and will never forget the times at the park. I know that you are in a better place and i send deepest regards and prayers to the family left behind. You are gone but never forgotten . Sincerely, Angela Whitehead

  7. Maria Davis Bissette

    sending prayers for peace and comfort in the days a head; you have had a special bond with your dad all these years Natalie and nothing can replace being a daddy’s girl-sweet memories to have in those difficult times and days

  8. David and Tammy ennis

    Praying for all of you during this difficult time. God give you peace and comfort.

  9. Furman & Lois Bryant

    It is our sincere prayer that the piece of God rest upon you and your family during this terrible time of sorrow. George was all that you say and more and we know will be missed by all. Death is God’s way to relieve us on this mortal body and make a better place for us all!

  10. Nikki Howard

    So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with your family

  11. Jeanne Ford

    May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ give you strength and comfort as you grieve the loss of Mr Phillips. I have cared for him at the dentist for many years. He was always so kind and cheerful. We would talk about our families at Bethlehem Baptist. He loved his family!

  12. Charles & Jenelle Moore

    We are so sorry to hear about the death of your precious loved one. He was an inspiration to so many and always put others needs before his own. May God give you the peace, strength and comfort that you need to endure this time of sorrow and adjustment. In Jesus name we pray for you and your special family.

  13. Hope Rose

    My heartfelt deepest sympathy to you, Daphne, and your family. May your faith and the assurance of God’s never changing love give you peace today and courage for each tomorrow. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Hope

  14. Hope Rose

    George was a loving husband, Dad, and Pop Pop to his family. May God’s never changing love give his family peace today and strength and comfort for each tomorrow. With prayers and deepest sympathy.

  15. Mack Woodlief

    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad Chris !

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