Phillip Wesley JR also known as “June” was born February 6th 1934 to Phillip Wesley SR and Alice Humphries Wesley in Caseyville, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his Father; Mother; and Son Sylvester.
Phillip completed his education at Progress High School in Lincoln County, Mississippi. He confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age in his life. He was a member of Galilee AME Church and Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Phillip was a faithful servant in both churches. He assisted with revival services at Galilee AME Church and was a member of the Men’s Ministry at Mount Carmel Baptist Church until his health failed.
In 1950, Phillip joined the United States Army and served in the Korean War. Phillip enjoyed his time in the military and would often talk about how he served as a Drill Sergeant. He received an honorable discharge in 1955.
September of 1958 in Brookhaven, Mississippi Phillip was united in Holy Matrimony to his high school sweetheart Alberta Smith. Soon after, the couple moved to Bronx, New York to start a new life and family. From this union two children were born: Sylvester and Michele. In 1997, Phillip married Myrtis Haynes from Summit, Mississippi. From this union no children were born.
Phillip was employed as a transit worker for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He was a proud member of the Transit Workers Union. Phillip loved his job and excelled at every level within his career for 23 ½ years. Phillip retired from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 1987. After retirement, Phillip moved his family back to Brookhaven, Mississippi in 1987. Phillip decided to reenter the workforce and was employed at Packer Electric Company in Brookhaven, Mississippi as a security supervisor for a few years until retiring again.
Phillip loved fishing, gardening and Do it yourself projects. He loved that chicken from Popeye’s, Michele’s Liver and Onions, and his son in law Levi’s BBQ. Phillip enjoyed assisting the church with event planning and set up projects. Phillip was an amazing father and when his children came to him with problems he would always say “Don’t worry, we will figure it out”. One thing you could say about Phillip, he took care of his children, they wanted for nothing. Phillip was loved by all.
God blessed Phillip with Eighty- Nine years of life. On Wednesday, May 10th 2023, he departed this life in exchange for eternal life. He will be truly missed.
Phillip leaves to cherish his memory: his loving sister Mary Smith; his loving daughter Michele Brown (Levi); Two Granddaughters Sherrie Wesley of Linwood, North Carolina and Marseilles Payne of Atlanta, Georgia; Two Grandsons Pierre Sandy of Auckland, New Zealand and Hason Payne of Lumberton, North Carolina; Six Great Granddaughters; Three Great Grandsons; and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other family members and many dear friends.
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