Leon Phillips Sr.
December 30, 2020
COLUMBUS – Leon Phillips Sr., 65, died Dec. 25, 2020, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Wicks Memorial Gardens, with Bobby L. McCarter Sr. officiating. Visitation is from noon-5 p.m. today, at Carter’s Funeral Services. Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Phillips was born July 24, 1955, in Lowndes County, to the late Edward Phillips Sr. He was a graduate of Motley High School and was formerly employed as a laborer with Weavexx. He was a member of Prairie Hill M.B. Church. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Timmie Phillips, Vantee Phillips and Godfrey Hairston. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Phillips; children, Cedric McGee of Auburn, Georgia, Monica McGee and Leon Phillips Jr. both of Columbus; siblings, Leonard Brown, Edward Phillips Jr., Johnny Billy Phillips all of Columbus, Mary Jones, Betty Brown both of LaGrange, Illinois, Mattie Phillips, Reginald Mike Phillips both of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Linda Billups of Buford, Georgia; and one grandchild.