Terence “Terry” M. Phillips, age 64 and a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, passed away on July 22, 2019 after a nine-month battle with cancer. He was born on June 30, 1955 in Galveston, Texas and resided there for the first seventeen years of his life. He moved to Covington, Louisiana in 1972. He graduated from Mandeville High School in 1974 and attended U.S.L. in Lafayette, La. He was employed in the Steamship Agency business for over 40 years. He began his career working with his late father at Phillips- Parr Inc. in New Orleans and ended his career with Wilhelmsen Ships Services based out of New Orleans as Assistant Manager of Operations. He retired in February 2017. Terry was truly a “Renaissance Men.” He was a kind, generous and gentle man. He was an amateur photographer, poet, driftwood artist and lover of music; especially the music of the late 60’s and 70’s. He loved anything and everything to do with water and the beach. In his teenage and early adult years, Terry had been an avid swimmer, water-skier and sailor. Terry was often found on the weekends in his T- shirt, board shorts and flip flops hanging out somewhere near the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. He also enjoyed cooking and grilling and often touted his secret barbecue sauce. He truly enjoyed conversation and cherished several lifelong and meaningful friendships; especially those friends that he grew up with in Galveston and friends from high school. Terry when asked what he wanted would respond with, “Just a smile and a few kind words.” He is survived by his wife Sherrel Phillips and his step-children, James Adam Lloyd (Stephanie), Bedico Louisiana, Kelli Michelle Aleman (Larry), Covington, Louisiana. Terry was “Poppy” to Allison, Alex, Kambry, Chandler, Jackson and Riley. Terry is also survived by his siblings; Tom Phillips (Betty) of Dripping Springs, Texas, Lou Thompson (Marion) of Helena, Montana, Ted Phillips (Renita ) of Brooksville, Florida and Jocelyn Cunningham (Tom) of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews .Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Phillips and Ellleo Hittell Phillips and his stepson, Cody Michael Alack. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Bagnell & Son Funeral Home 75212 Lee Rd., Covington, LA 70435 on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Visitation from 11:00 AM until service time. The family encourages guests to ware Hawaiian shirts, Jazzfest shirts or shirts of your favorite band to the services.
To send flowers to Terence "Terry" M. Phillips' family, please visit our floral section.