Jeffery Phillips

Jeffrey S. Phillips (1970-2013)

Jeffrey S. Phillips, 43 of Gurnee, IL was born on February 13, 1970 to Juanita (Tubbs) Phillips and the late Charles F. Phillips.  After a courageous battle with cancer, he departed this life on March 5, 2013 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Tanya (May) Phillips, sons: Denzel Franklin, Jeffrey and Thomas Phillips; his mother, Juanita Phillips; his sister Renee (Joseph) Berger; brother Michael (Tiffany) Phillips and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM at First Corinthian M.B. Church, 1529 Elizabeth Avenue, North Chicago, IL.  Rev. Eugene Roberson, Pastor presiding.

Donations may be made for the sons college fund % First Corinthian M.B. Church.

Final Arrangements Entrusted to Casey Family Options Funerals & Cremations, LLC


  1. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with my Phillips family,

    Darren and Julie Bryson

  2. Renee, I give my sincere condolences to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. AR my heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

  4. Renee and Ms. Juanita, you and your entire family have my prayers and deepest condolences. Though words are of little comfort at this point, I know the prayers of many will support you.

  5. Frances White Tubbs Hall March 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Nita, Greg, Renee, Mike and the rest of the family. I am praying daily for each of you as you celebrate the life of Jeff yet face the sorrow of separation from him. May God’s comfort surround you and walk with you in the days ahead.

  6. Praying for u, Renee & the rest of your family!!! Asking God to build u up where you are torn down. Look to the hills from which cometh your help for all your help cometh from the Lord.

    Sharon,Undreana& De’Ungela Fields

  7. May the family experience the the comfort of the Lord and the joy of salvation upon Jeffrey’s homegoing…

    Ms. Juanita and Renee, thank you for sharing Jeffrey with us. I enjoyed exchanging prayer e-mails with him. He was a man, among men!

    Grace and Peace,

  8. Kendra Rounsaville March 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Tonya our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. May the Lord bless and keep you all. Praying for your family.

    The Rounsaville’s

  9. Tonya & Family,
    You have our heart felt sympathy in the passing of Jeffery, God knows all off you needs and He will supply them. Look to the Hills from whence cometh your help “Psalms 121:1

    We are praying for your strenght.

    Many Blessings,
    Joanne Patterson & Family

  10. Tonya & Family

    You & your family have my deepest& heart felt sympathy , sorry for you loss. Praying that God will see you through this hard time.

    Johnson Family

  11. Teresa Jones-Nelthrope March 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Juanita, Renee, Michael and families. I am really at a lose. I love you all and I have lost a little brother and this saddens my heart. However God makes no mistakes. I thank God that my little brother was a saved man and he knew who was the head of his life. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    God Bless,

  12. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and close friends. Truly an honor to know him, and a proud obligation to continue his legacy…

    God Bless,


  13. Felicia G. Fields-Trevino March 8, 2013 at 10:14 am

    If my hug was strong enough to take away your pain, I would start now and never stop. This planet will not be the same without Jeffery. His greatest joy was making others happy.

  14. Renee, Ms.Juanita and family,

    My condolences, my prayers and my love are with you. I pray that God will continue to comfort and uphold you.

    God gives us the courage to trust Him, even in the face of death – courage to believe that He is too wise to make a mistake, and too good to do wrong.

  15. Robin Chirchirillo March 8, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Tanya I am so sorry to hear about Jeffrey. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  16. Willie & Lillie Clausell March 8, 2013 at 11:27 am

    May God keep you and your family encircled in his arms and comfort you during these times. There is no more pain and suffering for Jeffrey for he is now in Gods house!

    May you come to know that time and God are your best friends and in time, healing is taking place.

    Our prayers are with you and your family!

  17. Tanya,

    We are so sad to hear about Jeffs passing. You, the boys and the family are in our prayers.

    The Marshalls

  18. Tanya,

    Words cannot express how sorry I am about your loss. Jeff will always will be with you. God will help you and the boys through this time and know you will be together again someday! You are in my prayers.

    Lots of love,

    Meggan & Kevin

  19. Tanya and family,
    You are in my prayers to find peace and blessings at this difficult time. Keep the memories in your heart and he will be carried with you always.

    Thinking of you.


  20. Tanya and Family,

    You are on my heart and in my prayers. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug.


  21. Tanya,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will all be in my thoughts.


  22. Tanya,

    I am so veyr sorry about the loss of your beloved husband and your sons father…My herat goes out for you and you are in my thoughts.


  23. Tanya,

    I am so sorry to hear about Jeffrey. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.


  24. Doris & Vernon Williams March 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    My sincere condolences and prayers go out to The Phillips family. I met Jeff while working at the same company years ago. That’s when I discovered that he was in love with a young lady that I’ve had the priviledge of watching grow up. I knew he was a good person by just his association. I grew to love Jeff like I love Tanya. He was a sweetheart and will be greatly missed. Tanya, keep your head up babygirl! God doesn’t make mistakes and He doesn’t put on you more than you can bear. Jeff is absent from this earth but he’s in the presents of God. I will keep all of you in my prayers.



  25. Tanya and boys,
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and father. Jeffrey reached out to me at my darkest hour. He accepted me as is – sight unseen, hurt and full of despair. He prayed for me without request and I for one will always be thankful. Take comfort that you have a true soldier of the lord watching over you always.

  26. Tanya,
    My deepest condolences to you and the entire Phillips family. The heartfelt words of love and loss over Jeff’s passing reflects the character, integrity and kindness he showed to those that he encountered during his life. It was my privilege to have known him. I will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer. May God continue to comfort you in the days ahead.

    Cheri Cox

  27. Renee and family: My condolences and my prayers go out to you all for peace and comfort.

  28. Tanya and Family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. May God strengthen and give you peace during this hard time. Patricia Fain and family

  29. Tanya and Family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. May God strengthen and give you peace during this hard time. Patricia Fain and Family

  30. Renee and Family –

    May the comfort of God help you during this difficult period.

  31. Tonya,

    My deepest condolences to you, your children and the rest of your family during this difficult time.
    Kim Zeitler

  32. Tonya and family.
    No words can express the heartfelt loss you and the boys are going through.

    All I can say is God is good and he is good all the time. May he keep you close in this difficult time.

    Opal may God give you the strength to be a great source of support to your daughter and grandchildren.

    God Bless

  33. Tanya and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to all of you. Jeffrey was so young — the Lord must have special plans for him in heaven.


  34. Juanita, Renee – My prayer for you both is thoughts of Jeff in your memories will cause you to smile, cry with joy and comfort that God granted us time to have Jeff as a part of our lives. His humor, down to earth personality and willingness to share knowledge, correct misinformation will be greatly missed. May God grant you solace during this time. Love

  35. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to The Phillips family. I’ve been a friend of the family for many years through my mother who was good friends of Mrs. J. Tubbs. I met Jeff while going through chemo treatments at North Shore Univ. Hospital. He was very encouraging, down to earth and had a beautiful smile. I met his wife there as well, right by his side. My prayer is for the whole family, that God will give you strength, comfort and peace that passes all understanding.

  36. Tanya, I am sorry I could not come to be with the family at this time. I can offer you my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and the boys. I cant pretend to know what you are going through. Only God knows.. He will be all that you need him to be. Just get ready for a blessing because there is a blessing in everything he does. You may not see it now but it will come. Think of all the precious memories you have with Jeffrey and they will help tremendously. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


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