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Edward Phillips

February 3, 1955 — November 2, 2023

El Dorado

Edward Phillips

Edward Earl Phillips was joyfully known by his family as "Baby" and "Pee-Wee" by his friends. "Baby" was supposed to be the last child born of Pearl and David Phillips on February 3rd, 1955, in El Dorado, Arkansas, but God had other plans.... Three more children were born after [ Gracie, Barbara, and Maurice]. "Baby /Pee-Wee" departed his earthly vessel on November 3rd, 2023.

Edward received his early education from El Dorado High and Norphlet High School, where he was a very popular, standout academic student & leader on the basketball team. He later attended vocational training In electronics and completed an electrical apprenticeship in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked as an Electrical contractor for the US Government and Transportation for the City of Las Vegas.

Shortly after moving to Las Vegas, Edward started his family, Marrying Cathey Thompson of Norphlet, AR, and in that union, they had one child: Edward Earl Phillips Jr.

Edward loved spending time with family & friends, smiling, laughing, joking, teaching, and enjoying his life. "Baby" loved reminiscing on his advantages with his Family In Las Vegas. The family vacations, the music, the car racing, the sporting events, and the times he spent teaching his son life lessons were some of his most treasured memories. He was a very talented artist who created memorable works of art that family and friends will forever cherish. He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish. He loved watching & attending sporting events: the LV RAIDERS, LA LAKERS, 49ers, Golden State Warriors, NASCAR & NHRA Racing were his favorite pastimes. He also loved spending time with his cousin & friend, Diaz Murphy. Pee-Wee was Small... but Mighty.

Edward is Preceded by: (Parents) Ida Pearl Phillips and Aubrey David Phillips (Brothers) James Phillips, Willie Phillips, Bobby Phillips, Doris Phillips, Aubrey Phillips (Nephews) Nicholas Gafford, Andre' Phillips, Bobby Phillips Jr.

Edward Leaves to cherish his memories: (Son) Edward Earl Phillips Jr., (Brother) Maurice Phillips, (Sisters) Queen E. Hayes (John Henry), Margaret Phillips, Gracie Hicks (Larry), Barbara Haymon, and a host of Nieces, Nephews, and friends.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Morning Star Baptist Church #2

2506 N. College, El Dorado, AR 71730

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