Celebrating the life of

Phillip L. Hall

Passed away on October 09, 2020

Phillip L. Hall

Phillip Leonard Hall, beloved son of Walsteen “Buddy” and Kathleen “Kakie” Hall, passed away in an auto accident Friday, October 9th.   Phillip was born in Savannah on January 8, 1989 and attended St. Peter’s Catholic School and Benedictine Military School. Phillip channeled his gift of making people happy into his culinary career at StingRay’s restaurant where he served as Chef and Kitchen Manager.  He was the “Heart and Soul” of the restaurant.  Phillip’s charm and wit led to a life surrounded by good friends.   His laughter was contagious; he loved life and lived it fully.  His joyful spirit is something we will forever cherish and miss.

Phillip is survived by his parents; his two brothers, McCord (Ashley Murray) and Edward; his grandmother, Cecilia Collins Courtenay; and his two loyal dogs, Elsa and Mocha.  Phillip is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Cecilia Lenahan, Leslie Singer (Benton), Moira Sherrill (Jackson), Nancy Hall, Lynn Stalnaker (Joe), Vicky Davis (Richard), Caro Black (Terry), Beebe Brown (Mike) and his many adored cousins.  


VISITATION: 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2020, Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. 

ROSARY: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2020, Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. 

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 16, 2020, Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. 

BURIAL: The Catholic Cemetery.  


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. []



Buddy & Kakie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and families during these sad times.

- Doug Burford, TYBEE ISLAND, GA

A candle has been lit!

Thoughts and prayers with this family.

- Shae Powell and family, Savannah, GA

Dear Buddy and Kakie, My heart grieves so much for you in this tragic loss of your son. I am praying for you and your family. May his memory be eternal! My Love, Joe

- Joe C Upchurch Jr, Tega Cay, SC

I am so sad for your loss. May God’s grace carry you through this horrible time.

- Cissy Ward, Tybee Island, Ga.

Words cannot express the loss of your precious son. We all grieve for your loss. Phillip was a chip off the block. Prayers for the family.

- Sandy golden, Savannah, Ga

Buddy and Kakie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Larry & Lynn Palmer, Savannah, Ga

Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

- Kim & Paul Buchner, Savannah, GA

Phil was so much to many people. He was a part of my family. He is adored, loved and will be missed by all.

- Sadley’s, Savannah , Georgia

Buddy and Kakie our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. Phillip was full of life and such a great person! If y’all need anything at all please let us know.

- Brett Smith and Family, Wilmington Island , GA

Words can’t express the sorrow we fill for family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Our hearts are shattered, prayers to Buddy and Kakie, Ed-O and McCord and the rest of family and friends.

- Shannon, Zach and Titan Hillard, Wilmington island, GA

I’ll never forget working with you at Sting Rays, you were the funniest person I ever met. You were so full of life! Sending prayers to you and your family

- Madelyn Stephens, Savannah, Georgia

We were so shocked to hear about the car accident that took your son. We can't even begin to know your pain. Only The Father can understand and help you through this time. God bless your family.

- Danny and Susan Bunger, Savannah, GA

We are praying for your family and the Stringrays family as you all go through this difficult time.

- Sarah Conneff & Danny Corrigan, Savannah, GA

So many thoughts and prayers to the family. Pizza is so loved by so many and we will all hold and cherish those memories forever❤️ Nobody will replace Phil!

- Erika Boyd, Savannah, Georgia

Im so sorry for the family's loss phil touched alot of people's heart and always brightened uo what room he was in he will be missed dearly prayers for your family

- Devo Sharpe , Wilmingon island , Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during these sad times.

- Carol Harley, Savannah, Georgia

We are heartbroken and at a loss for words. Phil will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Eddie, we are thinking of you, your parents, your brother, and the rest of your family during this painful time.

- Mary and Donald Russell, Savannah, Georgia

We are so sorry for the loss of your precious son. Your family will be in our prayers.

- John and Joy Strickland , Savannah, Ga

Phillip is loved by so many. He knew it during his time and he is reveling in it now. There will never be another one like him.

- Andy Q

So sorry for your loss. Hope Phillips memory will help with your grief.

- Timothy Tramell, Savannah, GA

We are so very sorry. My husband & I had the honor of meeting both Phillip & Edward almost 9yrs ago. We visit Tybee 2 a year & only eat at Stingrays. We all became just good friends. Your sons have the best hugs ever! Yall did an amazing job raising them. Im really bad at saying the correct things in this type of situation but i just wanted yall to know how very much we loved him & are prayers are with yall.

- Keith & Helena Henderson, Adairsville, Ga

There are just no words to express how deeply sorry we are for the terrible loss y’all are experiencing right now. The only comfort that we can offer to y’all during this incredibly painful time is to share our memories of Phil. We were blessed to have had the opportunity to grow up together. Phil was one of a kind and he will always be remembered as a member of our family. His laugh is something that will never fade out of memory. He was truly a brother to all of the kids y’all helped to raise over the years. Thank you both for giving us all a true friend that we will never forget and always remember. Eddo and McCord, we are here if there is anything we can do. We love y’all so much.

- Tate, Mike, Michael, Jed and Riv, Savannah, GA

Dear Buddy & Kaki our hearts were broken by this news. Phillip was so full of life and will be missed by so many. Prayers for all the family at this sorrowful time. Cathy & Craig

- Cathy & Craig Wiederhold, Savannah, Georgia

Kakie and Buddy I am at a loss for words..pls know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry.

- Tinka Smith, Sylvania, Ga

So very sorry for your loss! I remember your family from ABC Day care! May God hold you in the palm of his hands!

- Alicia Harvey, Savannah, GA

Dear Kakie and family, may the support and love of family and friends give you comfort, I’m so sorry for your tragic loss. Lisa Linton

- , Tybee Island, Ga

We are so sorry for your unimaginable loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

- Karen Sichler & Joey Stalnaker, Smyrna, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

- Janna McBride, Perry, GA

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May God cover you with deep peace. I am so saddened to hear about Phillip.

- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, GA

Phil was loved by so many! His smile could light up a room! Miss you buddy! Prayers sent to you and your family!

- Heather sharp & Angela kaley, Savannah, Georgia

Kakie, Buddy, McCord, and Edward: I am just heartbroken for you. Even though I saw him as an adult, I will always remember Phillip as the sweet little boy down the street. Please know I am thinking of you constantly and sending all of my love.

- Elizabeth Larrimore, Chicago, IL

Buddy and Kakie, our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with out.

- Howard Michael Kempf, Savannah, GA

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- -, Savannah , Ga

Our hearts are so full of sadness for your entire family. Please know that we are thinking of you and many prayers for you. RIP Phillip.

- Harry and Sherri Connolly, Savannah, Ga

Please know my brother and sister in law, that my heart and soul are with you and your families during this time of grief and sorrow. When I saw Philip at Seth's wedding, and he snuck up behind me and gave me a hug, the 1st thing I thought was, how he still had that infectious smile. Such a delightful young man! Taken away too soon, BUT Never forgotten! RIP my dear nephew Philip!

- Michael A Brown, High Point, NC

Kakie and words. None. All I have to offer are my heartfelt prayers to you and your family. God speed.....Brother

- BK Logan, Savannah, Georgia

Kakie, Buddy, McCord, and Edward, We have been thinking of and praying for you all daily since learning of the loss of Philip. Clearly, his gregarious nature and perpetual kindness brightened the lives of those fortunate enough to know and love him. May he Rest In Peace.

- Katie and Bill Bradley , Savannah, Ga

I only worked at Stingrays for a summer 4 years ago but every time I went to visit Tybee Island, Phil was always one I would go say hello to if he was working. My thoughts are with the family as they go through this time.

- Kelsey Fogg, Cumming, Ga

Buddy and Kakie, We are sorry to read about your son. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jackie and Charlie

- Jackie and Charlie Brown, Tybee Island/Metter

Buddy and Kakie. I can't begin to imagine the sadness you are feeling now. My heart aches even sending you this simple note. Be very proud of your son. I know in his way too short time on this earth, he was loved by all, and to me that's the true measure of a man. God bless you and all your families. Mike , Pam ,David and Monica.

- Mike Finocchiaro, Savannah, Ga

Buddy and Kakie, My heart is broken for you guys! I am praying for you and your family. My heart just aches at the tragic loss of your sweet boy. I cannot imagine your pain. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. I love y'all both and I am here if you need anything!

- Emily Hook, Savannah, GA

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal." Thoughts and prayers to you Kakie and Buddy

- Betsy Giblin Kohler, Tybee Island, Ga

Buddy & Kakie, Phil has been a long term customer and friend of mine since Elsa and Mocha were 3 months old. He was such an amazing guy. His smile lit up the room. Last Thursday, he came into Bentleys to get pet food for the babies. I was really busy and stressed and Phil probably had to wait 10 minutes for me to be able to check him out. He kept saying “It’s cool, girl. I’m in no rush. Take your time.” While smiling and laughing. It was such a pleasant experience and I’m blessed to have seen him a day before this tragedy. Just know my heart and soul are with you guys throughout all of this and if Mocha + Elsa need anything please reach out to me at Bentleys on Whitemarsh. God bless.

- Sarah Logan , Savannah, Georgia

Phil was the type of person that defined who you are. Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. All of the wonderful memories I have of him have been circling my head on repeat. Pizza was one of a kind and always found a way of making everyone in the room smile. This is so hard to believe. All are in my heart with love and prayers.

- Amber Yanner and Family, Savannah, Georgia

Kakie an Buddy my heart and prayers are with you and your family.

- Debbie Fowler Connor, Ellabell, Georgia

Buddy and Kakie, Words cannot express the deep sorrow Laurie and I feel about your loss. Our deepest condolences and know that both of you and your family will be in our prayers and may God lay his healing hands on your hearts.

- Tommy Tillman, Savannah, Georgia

Kakie and Buddy; I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for your family that God will comfort you as only He can.

- Tyra Wilson, Richmond Hill, GA

No words can convey the pain we feel in our hearts for you. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. All our love, Ann and John

- Ann and John Savage, Savannah, GA

Gordy and I want you to know how heart broken we are for your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Cox, Savannah, Georgia

Leslie~ You and your family are being held in the hearts of your Home Depot 1Finance team. Though we can't lessen your grief from this tragic loss you are experiencing, we are here for you, in any way we can help. Please reach out, if you need anything.

- Christy Neese, Atlanta, GA

Leslie, and all of Phillip's family - We are never prepared for loss like this, when someone is taken too soon. Praying for God to wrap you in His comfort, love and peace during this difficult time. May you be comforted in the joy of the memories of his life. Janis Goodman

- Janis E Goodman, Woodstock, GA

Buddy, Kakky, McCord,Edward Our hearts break for you over the tragic loss of your precious Phillip. Please know that we Loved him deeply he was very special ❤

- Michael & Patricia Marchand, Savannah, GA

So very sorry to hear about your loss. Know that thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Gail Bethea, The Villages , Fl

Buddy, Kakie, Eddy, McCord... words can’t even describe the pain I know y’all are going through right now. Not everyone can say they had two sets of parents or two sets of brothers growing up, yet I’m one of the very few who can say I was lucky enough to have both. I know there are no words to make any of this better, but know that I will always be here to laugh with you, to cry with you, and to remember Phil with you. I’m just a call away my door will always be open for y’all just as yalls door was always open for me. I love yall

- Patrick, Katie, and Hudson Edgerly, Savannah, Georgia

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Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Hall family. Pizza had a huge impact on every single person at StingRay’s and he will be dearly missed.

- Marissa Meyers, Savannah, Georgia

My deepest condolences to Phil’s family and loved ones. He was truly a wonderful person and I’m honored to have had the pleasure to call him a friend.

- Mary Whalen, Savannah, Ga

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- Claude and Ginger Shore, Savannah , Georgia

We are sorry for the lose of such an amazing spirit. He was a friend to so many and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

- Surface & McKey family, Tybee Island, GA

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We are going to miss you.

- Bernie McKey, SAVANNAH, GA

Buddy & Kakie, My deepest sympathies on the loss of this beautiful son Phillip. My prayers for comfort in this time of sorrow.

- Joe C Upchurch Jr, Tega Cay, SC

To the family of Phillip “ Pizza”: Please know that my heart is broken for your tremendous loss. I pray God gives you strength and comforts you during this difficult time...

- Betty Lachapelle, Wilmington Island

Mary and I are so very sorry for your loss. We offer you our sincere condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

- Walter and Mary Dimmick, Savannah, GA

I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

- Emily Lowman, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. May God give you strength and peace.

- Peggy McGee, Savannah, GA

Sending my love and prayers to Phil’s family during such terrible times. I’m sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

- Samantha Bermudez , Tybee island , Ga

Buddy, Kakie and family,, So sorry for your loss!! Praying for comfort and peace.

- Missy, Savannah , Ga

We are going to miss phillips sweet smile. Prayers for the family

- Robert and Elaine Willis, Jesup, GA

I am so very sorry for your loss. Phillip was an amazing person and friend! His smile and laugh were so inviting, so genuine. His presence made you feel at ease. He made people so, so happy. I will cherish my memories of him and try my best to live as joyfully as he did. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

- Caitlin Hillard, Savannah, GA

We are so sorry to hear about your loss, may God gives you strength and patience. Ameen

- Mohiuddin, Savannah, Ga

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- Kearney & Ben Fender , Savannah , Ga

Kakie, Buddy, McCord, and Edward ~ We are thinking of each of you and sending prayers. It was a blessing to receive one of Phillip’s welcoming smiles and hugs. He had such a generous spirit and I know he was a bright light to so many. May God send comfort as your grieve.

- Kelly and Jackie Rossler, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel