Jacob James Phillips, 40, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, October 13, 1981, in Belleville, IL, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 at his residence in Belleville, IL.
Jacob worked as a commercial construction estimator for Phillips Company. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church Belleville IL, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Organization.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Grandpa, Wayne “Flip” Phillips
- Maternal Grandparents, James C. and Helen S. Smith
Surviving are his:
- Wife, Bethany Phillips, nee Matlock, of Belleville, IL
- Gideon Phillips
- James Phillips
- Parents, Jerry and Maryhelen, nee Smith, Phillips of Belleville, IL
- Brother, Joshua (Gwen) Phillips of Kirkwood, MO,
- Grandma, Helen Phillips
In honor of Jacob’s life, the family is requesting that guests express their love and support by wearing bright and happy colors to celebrate his memory.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, or St. Matthew Youth & Children Ministry
Visitation: Visitation from 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm, on Friday, September 30th, 2022 at St. Matthew U.M.C. in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 pm, Friday, September 30th, 2022 at St. Matthew U.M.C. with Pastor Andy Black officiating.
Loved, admired and was inspired by you. Your legacy of caring and serving will strength us as we miss you. Thank you for being you and sharing yourself with us.
Jacob was one very fine young man. We have watched him grow into the very best of men. He. Was so faithful to St Matthew Methodist Church. Along with his mother and father he helped make StM’s Easter and Christmas programs a great success. A godly servant.
Our deepest sympathy to Jacob’s family during this difficult time. Prayers and condolences to our longtime family friends, Helen, Randy, Jerry and Mary Phillips. May you draw strength from all of those who love you.
Ken and Grace (Caravia) Martin
I have no words. My heart hearts for the family. Jake was such a great Godly man and will be missed by so many. We are in Florida and won’t be able to attend his celebration. He fought the fight, but has won the battle. May God wrap His loving arms around you and hold you close. Love you all. You are in our prayers.
We are shocked and so sorry. Jacob has been in our prayers often after we heard he had this serious heath challenge. We remember his easy smile and how helpful both Jacob and Bethany were behind the scenes for St Matthews drama ministry. Praying for our Lord’s mighty comfort Bethany, Jerry, Mary Helen and all of Jacob’s family and friends
Our condolences to the family. Jacob was in Shiloh School between our two boys. I remember his joy and enthusiasm with life. He was especially determined on the basketball court. I’m sure he carried these traits over into adulthood.
I will miss this young man. He was an inspiration to me. My son Rob was part of youth group with Jacob. I had many times where Jacob and I could relate to each other’s needs and challenges he was always ready to share his thoughts. A man among men wise beyond his years. Christian young man who loved the Lord. You will be missed. Prayers to all family and friends.
I am so very sorry for your loss of this special young man. I have been praying for him and will continue to pray for your family. God bless. Bonnie Runner
Mary HelenJerry and family,
So sorry to learn of your sons passing.
My deepest sympathy to you at this most difficult time. BUT, you will see him again
So very sorry to hear of Jacob’s passing. Sending love and prayers to your families. I have such fond childhood memories with the boys when living in Shiloh.
I have fond memories of Jacob & his family back to the 80s. Jacob I remember had this cute smile. One of the sweetest families I have known. Praying for peace and comfort that only God through his Son can give.