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Tony Lee Phillips

July 21, 1949 ~ September 6, 2017 (age 68)
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Obituary of Tony Lee Phillips

Tony Lee Phillips, 68, of Bridgeville, Delaware, passed on Thursday, September 6, 2017.

Tony was born on July 21, 1949 in Kinston, NC to the late Dorothy Phillips.  He was a graduate of Kinston High School. After graduation, Tony enlisted in the United States Army in 1967.  During his honorable service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and earned a M14 Sharpshooter Medal.

As a civilian, Tony was a career long baker. He was employed with Pet Food Production Company, which later became Pillsbury Food Production. Tony remained with the company until his retirement.

In addition to his mother, Tony was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Phillips.

Tony leaves to cherish his loving memories two children; son, Tony Phillips Pate and wife, Tanya Pate; one grandson, Aaron Pate; daughter, Bahirah Allen; six sisters, Shirley Phillips Wallace, Patricia Phillips Otero, Doris Butts, Esther Henry, Wanda Peterson and Velvatina Mapp; four brothers, Elmer Lee Phillips, James Hutchins, Michael Hutchins and Norman Hutchins; host nieces, nephews; host of cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life service is private.

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