Phillip Phipps



Tupelo - Philip Anthony Phipps, 46, passed suddenly Sunday, October 1, at his home. Philip's passing marks the end of his time on Earth but marks the beginning of his time in Heaven. Philip loved hunting, not so much to get a shot in, but more to appreciate nature. He began following the Detroit Tigers during their World Series run of 1984, and his determination to win fantasy football every year was as intense as nostalgia for Kirk Gibson and Jack Morris, and his contemporary admiration for Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler. Philip was once crowned Cook of the Week by the Tupelo press, and the care that he put into food and grilling reflected his desire to cater to others. His love for his pets, especially his dogs Susie and Lucy and his departed buddy Charlie, was always evident. Philip was an adventurer with a free spirit. His appreciation for music was obvious to anyone who knew him, and he was as proud of the lengthy list of live shows he attended as he was of his vast vinyl collection. Philip was a kind soul with a contagious laughter, spiritual and devout Catholic, loyal friend always with the words to pick others up, a thoughtful and tender man who lived to celebrate life with family and friends. Philip is hearing sweet music where he is.

Philip was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1971. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1991. After high school, Philip attended Hinds Community College and Itawamba Community College. He later completed his cosmetology training at the Aveda Institute in Covington, Louisiana.

Philip was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Maggie Phipps; his grandparents, Clay and Dorothy Conwill; his grandparents, Jack and Nancy Phipps; uncle John Phipps and his wife Brenda Phipps.

Philip is survived by his steadfast wife, Jennifer Phipps and her boys Cole, Jase, Max and Oakes Stewart whom he loved dearly; his parents, Jack and Patty Phipps; his brother, Cass Phipps; his mother-and-father-in-law, Jim and Susie Metcalfe; his sister-in-law, Allie Braddock and her husband Layton; his sister-in-law Jane Collins, her husband Clint, and nephew Malone.

A Funeral Mass for Philip will be held at 3 PM Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church at 1911 North Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801. Visitation will begin at 2 PM in Shelton Hall adjacent to St. James Catholic Church.

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38802. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be assisting the family. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to