Rolando ('Poochie') Phillips

Born: Wed., Dec. 15, 1971
Died: Mon., Mar. 11, 2019

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 16, 2019
Location: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

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Rolando Phillips was born December 15, 1971 in Gadsden, Alabama to Ms. Brenda Nelson and Mr. Marlon J. Phillips. He was educated in the city of his birth, graduating from Gadsden High School and attending Gadsden State Community College. He remained a resident of Alabama for the purpose of assisting with his mother’s health care.

Rolando confessed faith in Christ at an early age and united with Damascus Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Freddie Scott. He remained a member under the present leadership of Rev. Timothy Madden.

"Poochie" as he was affectionately known, was loved by many and known for his exceptional skills and talent on the basketball court.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. T. Ellis Phillips and Mr. & Mrs. John Henry Nelson and three aunts.

Poochie  was a loving son, father and grandfather. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother, Mrs. Brenda Alexander; father, Mr. Marlon J. Phillips; stepfather, Mr. Kenneth Alexander, all of Gadsden, Alabama; two daughters: Somalia (Warren) Haley, Portsmouth, VA, Jayla Stafford, Gadsden, AL; brother, Kenneth Jermaine Alexander;  sisters,  Kyouia (Damion) Davis, Jacksonville, FL and Chondra Phillips, a number of step sisters and brothers; aunt, Mrs. Bertha (Tyrone) Snow; special friends, Ms. Latonya Daniel and Mr. Lawrence Presley and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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   Posted Tue March 12, 2019

J Baker
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the beautiful words found at Revelation 21:3,4 which promise a time when death, pain and sorrow will be no more.

Kathy Moorer
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
Brenda Alexander & Family
Sincere condolences and sympathy . I am so sadddened to hear of Rolando ("Poochie") passing. I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer today and the days to come for God to strengthen you all during this difficult time.

Kathy Moorer

Mattie King
   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
Dear Brenda, Please except my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. i am really sorry to hear about (Poochie). May God be with you and your family in this difficult time! I love you... My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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