James E. Phillips was born on May 4, 1951 to the late John and Rose Phillips in Tchula, MS.
James graduated from Tchula Attendance Center in 1969.
He was united into holy matrimony to the late Bernice Phillips and to this union two children, Yvette and Patricia, were born.
James was an easygoing man with a big smile who loved spending time with his family.
John was preceded in death by: his wife, Bernice Phillips; parents, John and Rose Phillips; sister, Rosa Lee Phillips; and brothers, John Phillips, Jr., Roosevelt Phillips, Steven Phillips, Matthew Phillips and Stanley Phillips.
He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, Yvette (Jon Quill) Terry of Ann Arbor, MI and Patricia Mason of Tchula, MS; grandchildren, Yashika Phillips of Tchula, MS, Preston Terry, Hannah Terry and Dylan Terry of Ann Arbor, MI; sister, Helen Hampton of Chicago, IL; brothers, David Leon Phillips and Calvin Phillips of Jackson, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.