October 29, 1931 ~ February 5, 2020

Born in: Cowpens, SC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

The Rev. Charles Q. Phillips, 88, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at his residence.

A native of Cowpens, SC, Rev. Phillips was a son of the late Walter and Eula Phillips. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Bolin Phillips, a grandson Camden Bailey and a brother, J.C. Phillips.

Rev. Phillips was a graduate of Carson-Newman College and Clark Memorial Junior College. He moved to Buncombe County and assumed the pastorate at Newfound Baptist Church in 1974, a position he held for 23 years. He then served Piney Mountain Baptist and Macedonia Baptist churches. Recently he had been attending Victory Baptist Church.

Charles Phillips’ personal mission statement was to pour His life into the lives of others with the purpose of sharing Jesus with everyone.

Rev. Phillips is survived by his daughters, Robin P. Hughes and husband Johnny, and Kristi P. Bailey and husband Chad; grandchildren, Charlie Hughes, Casey Hughes and his fiancee Mae, Hayden Bailey, Auburn Bailey, Brendan Bailey and Ian Bailey; sister Doreen Riley, brother Grady Phillips and his wife Ann, and special friend, Georgia Moore.

The funeral service for Rev. Phillips will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Newfound Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Hughes, Chad Ellege and Bradley Johnson officiating. Private interment will be in the church cemetery.

His family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice or to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

Services

Funeral Service: February 9, 2020 3:00 pm

Newfound Baptist Church
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748

828-252-3535

Visitation: February 9, 2020 4:00 pm

Newfound Baptist Church
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748

828-252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Guestbook

  1. What a Godly man. Will miss seeing his smiling face in the Leicester Community. Such a good friend to so many. Rest well my friend and thank you.

    Reply
  2. What a precious man of God! I loved when Preacher Phillips laughed and teased people! Praying for all his family 🙏 Love you all!

    Reply
  3. What a wonderful man! He was a huge blessing to me as a teenager, and always a great friend to my family. I was not a member of his church but knew him through Kristi. Never I doubt in my mind that when I saw him and he told me that he loved me, that he truly meant that. Preacher I know you are celebrating in Heaven, loving on our Savior and hugging Mrs. Phillips, having the time of your life! Until we meet again!

    Reply
  4. Pastor Phillips wasn’t a pastor to the churches he was serving, he was a pastor to the Leicester community. Always there for my family. My heart is so saddened. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  5. My heart hurts for the sorrow that goes along with loosing a parent, but we all know when sweet Charles now, praising his Savior from now until forever. We love you girls and your wonderful families.

    Reply
  6. My sincere condolences on the passing of Pastor Phillips to his family and friends. He was such a faith-filled rock for my parents, Gay and Shirley Israel, and most recently he performed my dad’s funeral at Newfound. They considered him a friend and a blessing in their lives. He was an awesome man of God and I know he’s with Him today. Peace and comfort to those who go on without his daily presence. His life impacted many and memories of him will go on for a long time!

    Reply
  7. Rest in peace to the Godliest man I have ever known, I know your singing from the heavens… what a beautiful homecoming 🤴👑

    Reply
  8. Brother Charles will always have a special place in our heart. He visited our dad, witnessed to and prayed with him. Dad was saved at 85 years old. He has always been there for us in sickness and funerals. He will definitely be missed. Our prayers are with the family. Frankie, Rex, Harold and Robert

    Reply
  9. Charles was a wonderful person. We were blessed to have him in our service at Victory Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and loved people. We will miss him. Love & prayers to the family.

    JoAnn Cole

    Reply
  10. Pastor Phillips was such a kind soul. Always recognized us when we would see him out and about. Prayers going up for the family. Many condolences…

    Reply
  11. What a precious and Godly man. He was always there for our family in good times and bad. He always thought of others before himself. It was such a privilege to have him conduct the funeral for both of my parents. Robin and Kristi, you are both in my prayers. It is such a comfort to know that you will see him again someday. Just think of the good time he and Bertie are having. Hallelujah!

    Reply
  12. Always a very special part of my family. Stood beside us through years of our son, Waynes, cancer fight. Preacher Phillip was there to bury my son and marry my two daughters. His kindness and support has never been forgotten. Love and prayers to the family. Your Dad was truly a man of God

    Reply
  13. Charles Phillips is the most wonderful, genuinely loving and passionate man of God whom I’ve ever had the blessing to know. When I was young, I remember him as funny, fun loving and yet powerful in the pulpit. He unabashedly delivered the Word of God and the love of Christ in a way that was truly unique. I always made it a point to see him whenever I was in Leicester. He will be truly missed.

    Reply
  14. Charles Phillips was our pastor for many years at Newfound, he not only was a pastor Charles was a friend. My husband was sick for many years and long after Charles was no longer the pastor at Newfound, he still made visits to my husband, and not only to him, but to my grandparents who were not even in his section of town. Charles was truly unique the last of the old fashion kind. We all loved him. So sorry for this great loss. Our loss and Heavens gain.

    Reply
  15. Have many wonderful memories of growing up with Preacher Phillips, Bertie May, and the entire family. He was always high energy and positive. I’m glad to have known him. Deepest condolences to Robin, Kristi, and all family members.

    Reply
  16. Charles was our pastor for many years at Newfound Church. Charles was not only our pastor he was our friend. Charles visited my husband who was sick for many years long after he was no longer pastor of our church. Charles was truly a unique pastor and the last of the old fashion kind. I am so very sorry for your great loss. Our loss is Heavens gain.

    Reply
  17. We are sorry to hear of Rev. Phillips passing. He was a wonderful man and we will miss seeing him in the neighborhood. I know he is happy to be home with our Lord. Prayers for the family during this time.

    Reply
  18. We are so sorry for your loss. Preacher Phillips was the true definition of a Godly man. We enjoyed seeing him on Sunday after church at Happy Hill Restaurant. He was loved by everyone who came to the restaurant. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  19. The world has lost a very kind and gentle man, but heaven has gained another soldier of God. He will be missed. He was with my family when my father died and then he preached his funeral. He helped so many people

    Reply
  20. So very sorry for your loss as a family Preacher Phillips was the kindest warmest Man and preacher the whole community of Leicester had the honor of being blessed with. He will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  21. We came to know Mr. Phillips at several restaurants that we all ate at. He was a kind man and had a great sense of humor. It was always nice to see him. Our prayers and deepest condolences to his family and friends.
    Phillip & Joyce Evans

    Reply
  22. So He was a man of God!! … And a wonderful Preacher and teacher of the Gospel. Thank you Charles for your ministry, and how you lived you life. … Heartfelt sympathy to the family.

    Reply
  23. What a sweet, sweet man. The last time I saw him he gave me the biggest bear hug! Robin and Kristi – I know you will miss him, but think of the reunion he’s having in heaven! Cherish the memories. I’ll be praying for you.

    Reply
  24. Robin, Kristy and family
    What a joy your dad was. I never saw him without a smile. I loved watching him watch Brenden and Ian play ball. I feel blessed to have met him!

    Reply
  25. Met brother Charles when I first came to Mt View church as pastor. He was a great encourager to me and my ministry. He was such a great blessing to so many people. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  26. Robin and Kristi,
    Thanks be to God for the life and ministry of Your precious dad. He was a trusted mentor and a man God used to help mold and shape my life as a young preacher. He was a shining example of a man of God who loved his wife, family and the Lord with all of his heart. Praying for God’s sufficient grace for your family.

    Reply
  27. I am sorry for your loss. Your Dad was the pillar of our community and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Your family is in our prayers.

    Reply
  28. Kristi and Robin,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was the pillar of our community and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Your family is in our prayers.

    Reply
  29. Robin, Kristi, and families, I know you will miss your Dad but what a wonderful legacy he leaves behind. He has been a blessing to people for many years. He was our pastor for many years. Many wonderful memories of your family and ours. I know there is quite the Heavenly Homecoming going on with so many who loved Pastor Phillips!

    Reply
  30. I’m so sorry for your loss. Rev. Phillips helped me during a difficult time. My prayers are with you all.

    Kim S. Mitchell

    Reply
  31. Charlie welcomed me to Buncombe County when I first began my ministry here as a “young man”. We both shared the same first name and both were born in Cowpens SC. Will miss his a big smile, a brother’s embrace, encouraging words, and lots of laughter. Charlie personified the passionate preacher of the Gospel and a faithful shepherd to Christ’s flock. Dear family, I am so sorry that I’m out of town and cannot be at his funeral. I am proud to have known him throughout the years as Friend.

    Reply
  32. The World is a little darker with the loss of Pastor Phillips! He was a true example of Christ! Till we meet again! Prayers and love for all the family!

    Reply
  33. Charles was a dear precious friend to my family for many years and we will treasure the memories of him. I loved to hear him preach, through that is what brought me back to the Lord after running away for awhile. I will forever be thankful.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kim Honeycutt Vaughan

    Reply
  34. So sorry to hear about the passing of Pastor Phillips! I had the pleasure of having him as my Pastor at Newfound Baptist Church for many years when I was a child. Such a sweet man and always had a huge smile on his face. Loved hearing him preach! Sending prayers to his family at this difficult time!

    Reply
  35. Soo sorry for your Great loss. Blessed to have known such an Amazing Man. He definitely Loved God and had Love for everyone in his path. We had 2 boys he called Shadrach and Meshach and always wanted to know where is Abednego. May God Bless and Comfort you with many Wonderful memories and His Love through the coming days. Love and Prayers.

    Reply
  36. Preacher Phillips brought my husband Sam and I back to church. We loved him from the beginning,and he was family. His straight forward love and knowledge of the bible drew so many to GOD. He was lovingly called**LEICESTER, ASHEVILLE, ALEXANDER’S PREACHER. He will be a part of so many lives forever, and he will be smiling and welcoming all of us when we cross over to heaven. We wish comfort for his family as they now say goodbye for now but have plans to have a great reunion when we all meet again.

    Reply
  37. Preacher Phillip’s was such a blessing to our family and will be greatly missed. We love you all.

    Reply
    • I’m so sorry Kristi and Robin for your loss. Preacher Phillip’s was a very instrumental part of my life. He meant so much to our family and he will be truly missed. You and your families are in our prayers.

      Reply
  38. My sincere sympathy to the Charles Phillips family in his passing. What a Godly Man of God he was . He was so good to my family & helped us thru some difficult times many years ago & I will never forget the encouragement he provided to us at that time. Heaven is sweeter because of all the many lives he touched ! My prayers will be with the family for comfort , peace and strength in the days ahead.
    Betty Reece-Byrd

    Reply
  39. Robin, Kristi and family,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Preacher Phillips was such a blessing to so many and especially to my family. How blessed we were to have such a dedicated Pastor for so many years. Whenever you ran into him he had a way of making you feel like it was the highlight of his day. What a treasure he was on earth and how wonderful his celebration in heaven must be. My families prayers are with you during this time of loss.

    Mark and Rhonda Wallace

    Reply
  40. Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Preacher Phillips was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family from Susie Runion and family and Julene Colburn of Victory Baptist Church.

    Reply
  41. We are so sorry for your loss. Preacher Phillips was so special to my family and so many at VBC. Prayers from Susie Runion and family and Julene Colburn.

    Reply
  42. Prayers for all. Loved your mom and dad. He was a true man of God! You were blessed to have such wonderful parents. I was blessed to have known them.

    Reply

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook