Phillip Morgan quietly and peacefully departed this life on Sunday, December 23, 2018.
“Phil” as he was affectionately known was one of seven children to Harold (Deceased) and Bernice Jackson. Phil was born June 19, 1953 in Laurel, Maryland. He was raised in a Christian home, in his youth he attended St. Marks United Methodist Church.
Phil was educated in Prince Georges and Montgomery County Public Schools and graduated from Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, Maryland in 1971. He was employed with the United States Postal Service in Adelphi, Maryland since 1978 for forty (40) years and Hoffmasters Auto Care for ten (10) years.
Phil started attending Reid Temple AME North Campus in 2015, where he rededicated his life and accepted our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He fell in love with Reid Temple and was overjoyed when his Mother and family often came to fellowship.
Phil was a very generous and compassionate person with a big heart for people; always sharing whatever he had with family and others and never expecting anything in return. He was famous for asking “What do you need?” He had a great sense of humor and was the jokester in the family and would keep you laughing with his side of the story. He had numerous hobbies, at the age of 15 he found his first passion for fixing anything that had an engine. He was so mechanically inclined he would build bikes, race cars and motorcycles at 75/80, Budds Creek, Capital Raceway and on backroads. The track was his greatest joy and pastime where his brothers and nephews would come and hangout with him. After, Phil quit racing he passed the mantle down to his younger brother Harold (Bop) and fulfilled his vision creating the ‘Wire-to-Wire Race’ Team.
Phil loved fishing, gardening and sharing vegetables with family and friends, baking his signature ‘Apple Pies’, and landscaping. He always kept his yard full of beautiful flowers.
Phil loved his Brothers and Sisters, but he adored his #1 Queen “Mother, Bernice Jackson”. He honored her and always ensured her dining room was dressed with flowers. He considered himself blessed when he was given the role of a “Godfather”, he was devoted to Leatrice Stratford, Serenity Decruise, Tramaine Turner, Marshaye Hebron and Christopher Adams. He had the gift of communicating with children and they loved him unconditionally.
Phil leaves to cherish his memory mother, Bernice Jackson; son Cory (Rochelle) Morgan; daughter Arielle Thomas; grandchildren Corey, C’khai, Chloe, and Cylie; brothers Milton, Harold Jr, Stephen, and Scott (Mattie); sisters Fran and Bernadette (Anthony); aunts Delores, Evelyn (Everett), Maryland (James) and Barbara (Floyd Sr); uncles Vernon (Vernita) and Linwood (Ann); nephews Adrian (Sarah), Aaron, Eugene, Evan, Malcolm, Anthony (Marianela), Bryce and Christian; nieces Colleen (Marques), Ebony, Dymond and Maleah; great-nephews, Chase, Arron Jr, Bryce, Tristan, Jaevian, Kannon and Makai and great-nieces Alex, Madison, Janiyah, Sheila, Azariah, Kheila, Serenity, Lheila, Alaysia, and Khloe. Also, devoted Friends Tracey Everett and Edward Pumphrey; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Phil was preceded in death by his beloved Father Harold Eugene Jackson, Sr; grandparents: Lee and Thelma Powell and Eugene and Bertha Jackson; aunts: Thelma and Eleanor and uncles: Leroy, Harold, Phillip, Charles, Melvin and James.