Mickey Lee Phillips

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mickey Lee Phillips, 56, Brazil, and on Oct. 5, 2012, he went home to be with his Lord and Savior.

He is now reunited with his father and mother Lester E. Phillips and Dorothy M. Hardman Phillips, and his brother Monte E. Phillips.

Mickey fought a long, hard battle with diabetes and the complications that went with the disease.

Mickey was born Aug. 3, 1956, in Brazil, and was raised in Clay County.

He went to Van Buren High School.

He worked at the "Wake Up" gas station for several years and last worked at Columbia Enameling in Terre Haute.

He enjoyed family gatherings and sharing a meal together.

His battle with diabetes and kidney failure made it hard for him to get out and enjoy too much, but he liked watching football and wrestling on television, and especially Sunday morning church and gospel music.

He held tight to his faith and shared with others that, "I have Jesus in my heart."

Survivors include his two sons Michael Phillips (Shontana), and Daniel Phillips (Heather), all of Brazil, grandchildren Cheyanna, Maximus Monte Lee and Bryannah, sister Cheryl "Sherry" Phillips Dulin and husband David Gene, Arkansas, nieces and nephews Misty Dulin (Mark Hobbs), Shelley Musick (Shane), Jenea Nelson, Craig Eleopoulos, David Scott, Lorree Dulin, Jason Phillips (Labriska) and Rusty Phillips (Kristin), many great-nieces and nephews and other extended family.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m., at French Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Roeschlein officiating.

Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Donations may be made to the family and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.