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Mr. George Phillips

George Washington Phillips was born on December 7, 1929 to the late Eliza Thomas Phillips and Rev. Arthur Paul Phillips. He was the baby boy of twelve siblings. He was a retired truck driver for Prinsho Products. He departed this life after a brief illness on August 12, 2019 at his home.

He connected with the Elam Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his father. He was dedicated to the work of the Lord. George loved helping others so much that he was instrumental in creating “The I Need Help Group;” whose goal was to help anyone in need regardless of color, creed, or religion. He strived to be a blessing to everyone he met.

Singing was a gift and a ministry for George. His signature song was Roll Jordan Roll! He was a member of the Silvertones, Traveling Stars, Brooks County Mass Choir, I Need Help and more.

Left to carry on his legacy: sons, Wilbur Williams (Kelly) and Eldridge Wright; Children he raised as his own Jimmy Lee Sloan, Emma Thomas and a host of others he reared; sister, Eloise Stokes; special niece, Annie Lee Williams,  devoted friends, Ex-wife, Bertha Austin, Corine Wright, Mr. Nelson, Mayor John Gayle, JT Thompson and a host of grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of God in Unity in Quitman with Bishop Frank Goins officiating. Burial followed in the Elam Church Cemetery in Quitman. Condolences may be made by visiting Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

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  • Thursday, August 29, 2019
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