Vincent A. Phillips Jr., 73, was called to rest on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born on Dec. 31, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, he was a son of the late Earl Fleming Sr. and Louise Phillips. He received his education in the Catholic school system of Brooklyn. He later moved to Sumter, where he was employed by Southern Chemical Co., Harkins Moving and Storage and Tuomey Healthcare System.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Cabbagestalk Phillips of the home; five sons, Andre Mickens of the home, Jermaine (Trina) Cabbagestalk of Alaska, Cedrick (Rosemary) Williams of Sumter, Vincent Phillips and Marsay Huston of Rochester, New York; two daughters, LaJuana (Carl) Perrin of Detroit and Shelby Phillips of Florida; five sisters, Patricia (Travis) Dinkins of Wedgefield, Stephanie Joe of Sumter, Theresa (Dewitt) Taylor of Saint Stephen, Alice (Wendell) Lee of Whitesville, North Carolina, and Sandra (Johnathan) Peacock of Buffalo, New York; three brothers, Earl Fleming Jr. of Buffalo, Gregory and William Fleming of Tampa, Florida; one aunt, Mary P. Hunt of Atlanta; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 7245 Harvest Road, Rembert.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson officiating.

The procession will leave at 10:10 a.m. from the home.

Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Garden, Pear Street, Woodrow.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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