Michael Scott Phillips Jr. “Scotty”
Michael Scott Phillips Jr. “Scotty”, age 23, of Oxford NC. passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 4th 2021.
Michael was the son of Scott and Jennifer Phillips and loving brother of Caroline. He was born and raised in Granville County where he graduated from J.F. Webb High School in 2015 where he was a proud Warrior Athlete. He lived and worked in Oxford for several years after high school, before following his love for the water and moving to Wilmington to be close to the sea. Michael was a craftsman who enjoyed working in plumbing and construction where he could see the results of his hard work.
He was an avid sportsmen, fisherman, and lover of dogs. If you knew Michael, you knew his blue eyes, contagious smile, and beloved dog, Levi. Michael never met a stranger! He got along with all types of people. He enjoyed making others laugh with his charismatic personality and witty sense of humor. Michael tried to live his life to the fullest and always wanted to make others happy. He loved his life, but loved the people in his life most of all. Michael would want us to remember the good times, cherish the laughter we all shared, and live each day better than our last. Our family is so proud of the gains Michael achieved in his short life here on earth; and we look forward to our eternal life together with him again in Heaven one day.
His parents, Scott and Jennifer Phillips, his sister Caroline, and maternal grandmother Jan Satterfield of Roxboro, NC and a full family of aunts, uncles, and cousins, survive him. Michael also leaves behind many loving friends who had a special place in his heart, including a support group of friends in Asheville and Wilmington.
A walkthrough visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13th from 1:00-4:00 pm at Oxford United Methodist Church. We ask that everyone please wear a mask and adhere to the COVID guidelines that will be in place to allow us to be safe. A private family memorial will be held at a later time.
Though this was never the outcome we prayed for, we know in our hearts that Michael would want us to continue to help others. A scholarship has been established in Michael’s name to help others afford recovery. Your donation can be made to “The Launch Pad” and mailed to: 5001 Wrightsville Ave. Wilmington, NC 28403 ( in memo line of check, put The Scotty Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund).