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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Michael Leighton Phillips, son of DL Capt. Bill Phillips

Michael Leighton Phillips, son of DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ & Sharon Phillips and grandson of C&S/DL Capt. George L. Phillips
September 7, 1982 ~ May 18, 2014

Michael Leighton Phillips passed away at the age of 31 on May 18th, 2014, of an aneurysm, at his residence in Brooklyn, NY. He was born in Covington, LA on September 7th, 1982 to William and Sharon Phillips. He graduated from Mandeville High and received an academic scholarship to The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations. Michael is survived by his parents, retired Delta Air Lines Capt. Bill and Sharon Phillips of Mandeville, his brother, Brian Phillips of Brooklyn, NY, his maternal grandparents, Betty and Al Torricelli of Mandeville, two aunts, Vicki Townsend (Charles) of St. Rose, LA, and Bridget LeBlanc (Dalton) of Mandeville, and an uncle, retired Admiral Rick Phillips, USN (Julie) of Prince Frederick, MD, along with numerous cousins. Services will be held at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington on Friday, May 30th, with visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and a mass following. Michael was a gentle soul who loved all creatures, great and small.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your local animal shelter.
  .Published in The Times-Picayune from May 27 to May 30, 2014

Michael Leighton Phillips, son of DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ & Sharon Phillips and grandson of C&S/DL Capt. George L. Phillips

Sad news has reached us with the unexpected passing of Michael Leighton Phillips, youngest son of retired Delta pilot Captain William L. & Sharon Torricelli Phillips.  Michael was also the grandson of the late C&S/DL Captain George Lester Phillips who passed in October of 2004.   The Phillips family writes that Michael died of an apparent aneurism on May 17th.  Michael was just 32 years of age at the time of his passing.   We understand that services will be private for family only. 
For those wishing to send personal condolences to the family, the mailing address for Captain Bill & Sharon Phillips is    
8071 Winners Circle , Mandeville  LA 70448-7509. 
Captain Phillips may also be reached via email at 
Should we hear more we will be sure to post further news on our blogspot at  http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/ 

Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/   

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