December 29, 1952 - November 22, 2023




Saturday, December 2, 2023

11:00 AM

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

809 Harding Street

Rev. Robert M. Castle, Pastor

Rev. Carl Harris, Pastor, Eulogist

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church


Prior to service


Monday, December 4, 2023

10:00 AM

Ft. Sill National Cemetery

Elgin, OK

Wells Funeral Home is inviting you to a Zoom Celebration of Life for BURRIS M. PHILLIPS, JR.

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Passcode: Phillips

Burris Mack Phillips, Jr. was born December 29, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Burris Mack, Sr. and Faye Myrtle Smith Phillips. He entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. “Junior,” “Burris P.,” “Tree,” “Mack,” will be forever in our hearts.

Burris attended Wichita Falls Public Schools (A.E. Holland Elementary, Reagan Junior High) and graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1971. Upon graduation, Burris enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country honorably.

Upon his return to Texas from the Navy, he enrolled and attended Panola College in Carthage, Texas. While there he met and married Margarette Brown, and to this union two children were born: Burris II (PJ) and Andrea. In 1991, he and Patricia Robinson met and later married that same year.

Burris attended Midwestern State University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Social Work. He later returned to MSU and earned a second Bachelor of Science degree, this time in Social Work.

Burris was an active member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist church. He would always make himself available to help in any way that he could, dedicating his service without grumbling or complaining. He sang with the Male Chorus and loved being a part of the Brotherhood. Burris was a Trustee and in 2021, he was ordained as Deacon.

Preceding Burris in death includes his parents Burris and Faye Phillips, Sr.; granddaughter, Brooklyn Phillips; brother in law, Jerry Lee and other special relatives.

Those who remain to cherish his memory includes his wife, Patricia Phillips; children: Burris Phillips Jr., II (Shasta), Andrea Jackson (Cedric), Chydelle Hickerson, Bruce Hickerson II (Keisha), Michael Ward; sisters: Jennie Ann Edwards (Leroy), Diane Lee; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  • December 01, 2023

    To the family of Deacon Phillips, we send our deepest condolences. Deacon was a great example of what Christianity stood for he let his walk speak for him. We encourage you to emulate that same spirit in which he possessed.Philippians 1:21 ,"For me to live is Christ,and to die is gain." We encourage you to hold to God's unchanging hands.

  • December 01, 2023

    To the Phillips Family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a gentle giant and he was funny. I remember the good times with him. He and Patricia had a marriage that was out of this world. Remember that he is resting in the arms of the Lord and we Wii see him again. God will take of his wife and family. God will never give you more than you can bear. I am praying for the family.🙏🙏

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