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Celebrating the life of
Christopher D. Phillips
March 28, 1971 - July 05, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00am - Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Burial
  • - Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
  • 1600 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-234-3458
  • Celebration of Life
  • 3:00pm - Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Isle of Hope United Methodist Church
  • 412 Parkersburg Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

My Condolences and deepest sympathy to his family. Chris was a good neighbor and family man. He will be missed.

Tony Quinton , Marietta, Ga

My deepest condolences to his family. Chris was a very brave person and an example of strength and perseverance.

Laura and Joe Lanza , Marietta, Ga

I knew In high school that Chris would be successful in life. He was funny, smart, kind and generous. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this hard time.

Emmaline Routon, Savannah, Ga

Chris was a kind & thoughtful soul. I am glad I had the privilege of knowing him & getting to work with him through our neighborhood HOA. He never let his condition stop him from being a great father, husband and friend. I will miss him. Lucil, may the peace that passes all understanding be with you and your precious girls.

Harry Tear, Marietta, GA

Lucil and girls - we were so sorry to hear the news about Chris. He was a wonderful member of the Ashebrooke family, HOA board and neighbor. He will be missed by all who knew and worked with him in the neighborhood. Our heart goes out to all of you.

Ellen and Scott Smith, Marietta, GA

I attended Hesse Elementary with Chris for a year in 1981 where we became friends. Luckily we were able to reconnect after many years and I remember our conversations well. I will miss his gentle demeanor and his incredible resolve. Yet another reminder of how short life really is. My heartfelt sympathies to his family.

Gerard Lentini, Lawrenceville , GA

My deepest sympathy is extended Bobby in the loss of your son. To the entire family he sounded like a wonderful son, husband and Father. I know you all are missing his presence. My thoughts and prayers will be with you one and all.

Jeni Ellis-Riggs, Savannah, Ga.

So sorry for your loss, in spite of his disease it sounds like he made the most of his life! I wish I had the chance to meet him . Condolences to all his family.

Cathy Martine , Hollywood , SC

Dear Bobby and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Chris' passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May God give you the peace and comfort that only He can give.

Rachel Beckworth , Ellabell, GA

Lucil, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Asif Shaikh, Atlatna, GA

Lucil, I'm so sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences to YOU and your Family. ALL are in my prayer. Rest Peacefully Chris.

Sharilyn H. Sutton & Family, Smyrna,,

I am so sorry to hear about Chris. What a winderful, intelligent, kind person he was. Much love to his family.

Caroline Brown Bohm, Decatur, GA

May the friends and family of Mr. Phillips find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, , CT

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However Jehovah is the supreme comforter and offers it through his word The Bible. 1Corinthians 15:26 brings comfort in knowing that soon God's kingdom will put an end to death. I hope this scripture and many like it help you to endure this difficult time

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I am thankful to have known Chris in high school. He had a kind, steady friendliness about him that I will remember. My thoughts and prayers are with his family now and as you try to move forward honoring the special person that he was.

Laura Braun James, Savannah, GA

Chris was a great friend, a great man, a great husband and great Father. He will be truly missed. I always like Chris's sense of humor. We reconnected about 15 years ago. I had just graduated from college and Chris from Law School. We used to workout together at Howard's Gym. Farewell to a great friend.

Todd Martin, Savannah, GA

My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Leslie Ayres - EIP Teacher/East Side, Marietta, GA

This beautiful obituary describes the Chris I worked with, laughed with, and admired since I met him in 2002. We were both law clerks to Judge Davis at the time. Two years later, we met as friends in Atlanta as he began making his successful legal career, married, and fathered his two exceptional daughters. I can hear his deep bass speaking voice even as I am writing this—gently teasing on occasion, proudly describing his girls and his wife, and sharing his vision for the future. God bless you, Chris. You made a difference in this world and in my life.

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I wish there were words to ease your pain. Chris was a joy to work with and inspiration to our court.

Laura McLaren, Richmond Hill, GA

Deepest condolences to Chris’ family. Chris really was a kind and well-mannered soul. Despite his extreme suffering, he thought of the welfare of his family. I will print out some messages for Lucil, so his girls can read them later in life. Gone too soon, but now free from suffering. Chris was blessed with an awesome family. I saw such love during my brief visit right before Father’s Day. Chris asked about my SCD siblings by name and in order. Such the intellectual and gentleman. Prayers for the family as you all plan his celebration of life memorial services. I plan to come Lord willing.

Eunice Itoi Norris, Knoxville, TN

My condolences to family and friends. The scripture at Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Jesus also says at John 5:28,29 that “...the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” This lets us know that we can see our loved ones again.

D K , ,

A marvelous human being gone too soon. Godspeed, Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Steve Smith, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. The Bible gives us hope that death even though it's painful now will soon be done away for good (1 Cor. 15:26). May you gain comfort knowing death is just temporary.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you fins comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Christopher Dubree Phillips, died July 5, 2018 at the age of 47. Chris was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1971 while his dad was stationed there in the Army. He grew up in Savannah, attending Hancock Day School and Hesse Elementary until 6th grade. He attended and graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 1989 and thereafter graduated from Northwestern University in 1993. After obtaining his CPA, Chris practiced accounting for about 6 years. Chris then decided to become an attorney and attended University of Georgia Law School. Chris was admitted to practice in October 2002. He began practice with his dad but was selected to be the staff attorney for the Honorable Lamar W. Davis, Jr., Judge of Bankruptcy Court. After his term was up, Chris moved to Atlanta where he specialized in bankruptcy law.

While in Atlanta, Chris met Lucil Truong, whom he married in 2008. Chris and Lucil have two beautiful daughters, Jolie and Mia. In addition to his immediate family, Chris is survived by his parents, Dianna and Bobby and Sheila Phillips, his brother Boone (Jessica), his sister Allison Mol (Eric), his mother-in-law Julia Lewis, his aunt Michelle Dubree Howell, and cousin Megan Howell Long, his Uncle Paul and Aunt Debbie Phillips, cousins Samantha Johnson, Jamie Phillips, and Stacye Kinard Phillips.

Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Renie Phillips, and Odell and Gene Dubree, by his Aunt Olivia Gene Dubree, and his Aunt Sharon Phillips Cook.

Chris died of ALD, a devastating disease, which also took the life of his younger brother Creighton at age 6 in 1980. Despite being aware of the presence of the disease in his body, Chris lived a full life for as long as he could. He sired two daughters, who were the light of his life to the very end. He took extreme pleasure in reading to them, teaching them to play chess and instilling an intellectual curiosity that is sure to be the essence of their being. Chris loved his girls and inspired them to be travelers and explorers in life.

Chris will be missed by all who knew and loved him, by family and special friends Josh Larned and Daniel Sims. Chris was a special person, a sweet soul, and a kind and gentle man.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church with burial to follow in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.

Celebration of Life will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.

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My Condolences and deepest sympathy to his family. Chris was a good neighbor and family man. He will be missed.

Tony Quinton , Marietta, Ga

My deepest condolences to his family. Chris was a very brave person and an example of strength and perseverance.

Laura and Joe Lanza , Marietta, Ga

I knew In high school that Chris would be successful in life. He was funny, smart, kind and generous. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this hard time.

Emmaline Routon, Savannah, Ga

Chris was a kind & thoughtful soul. I am glad I had the privilege of knowing him & getting to work with him through our neighborhood HOA. He never let his condition stop him from being a great father, husband and friend. I will miss him. Lucil, may the peace that passes all understanding be with you and your precious girls.

Harry Tear, Marietta, GA

Lucil and girls - we were so sorry to hear the news about Chris. He was a wonderful member of the Ashebrooke family, HOA board and neighbor. He will be missed by all who knew and worked with him in the neighborhood. Our heart goes out to all of you.

Ellen and Scott Smith, Marietta, GA

I attended Hesse Elementary with Chris for a year in 1981 where we became friends. Luckily we were able to reconnect after many years and I remember our conversations well. I will miss his gentle demeanor and his incredible resolve. Yet another reminder of how short life really is. My heartfelt sympathies to his family.

Gerard Lentini, Lawrenceville , GA

My deepest sympathy is extended Bobby in the loss of your son. To the entire family he sounded like a wonderful son, husband and Father. I know you all are missing his presence. My thoughts and prayers will be with you one and all.

Jeni Ellis-Riggs, Savannah, Ga.

So sorry for your loss, in spite of his disease it sounds like he made the most of his life! I wish I had the chance to meet him . Condolences to all his family.

Cathy Martine , Hollywood , SC

Dear Bobby and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Chris' passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May God give you the peace and comfort that only He can give.

Rachel Beckworth , Ellabell, GA

Lucil, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Asif Shaikh, Atlatna, GA

Lucil, I'm so sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences to YOU and your Family. ALL are in my prayer. Rest Peacefully Chris.

Sharilyn H. Sutton & Family, Smyrna,,

I am so sorry to hear about Chris. What a winderful, intelligent, kind person he was. Much love to his family.

Caroline Brown Bohm, Decatur, GA

May the friends and family of Mr. Phillips find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, , CT

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However Jehovah is the supreme comforter and offers it through his word The Bible. 1Corinthians 15:26 brings comfort in knowing that soon God's kingdom will put an end to death. I hope this scripture and many like it help you to endure this difficult time

, ,

I am thankful to have known Chris in high school. He had a kind, steady friendliness about him that I will remember. My thoughts and prayers are with his family now and as you try to move forward honoring the special person that he was.

Laura Braun James, Savannah, GA

Chris was a great friend, a great man, a great husband and great Father. He will be truly missed. I always like Chris's sense of humor. We reconnected about 15 years ago. I had just graduated from college and Chris from Law School. We used to workout together at Howard's Gym. Farewell to a great friend.

Todd Martin, Savannah, GA

My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Leslie Ayres - EIP Teacher/East Side, Marietta, GA

This beautiful obituary describes the Chris I worked with, laughed with, and admired since I met him in 2002. We were both law clerks to Judge Davis at the time. Two years later, we met as friends in Atlanta as he began making his successful legal career, married, and fathered his two exceptional daughters. I can hear his deep bass speaking voice even as I am writing this—gently teasing on occasion, proudly describing his girls and his wife, and sharing his vision for the future. God bless you, Chris. You made a difference in this world and in my life.

, ,

I wish there were words to ease your pain. Chris was a joy to work with and inspiration to our court.

Laura McLaren, Richmond Hill, GA

Deepest condolences to Chris’ family. Chris really was a kind and well-mannered soul. Despite his extreme suffering, he thought of the welfare of his family. I will print out some messages for Lucil, so his girls can read them later in life. Gone too soon, but now free from suffering. Chris was blessed with an awesome family. I saw such love during my brief visit right before Father’s Day. Chris asked about my SCD siblings by name and in order. Such the intellectual and gentleman. Prayers for the family as you all plan his celebration of life memorial services. I plan to come Lord willing.

Eunice Itoi Norris, Knoxville, TN

My condolences to family and friends. The scripture at Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Jesus also says at John 5:28,29 that “...the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” This lets us know that we can see our loved ones again.

D K , ,

A marvelous human being gone too soon. Godspeed, Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Steve Smith, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. The Bible gives us hope that death even though it's painful now will soon be done away for good (1 Cor. 15:26). May you gain comfort knowing death is just temporary.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you fins comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga


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