Edward "Rabbit" William Phillips
April 17, 1953 - November 14, 2021
Obituary For Edward "Rabbit" William Phillips
Edward (Rabbit) Phillips of Wendell, North Carolina, peacefully passed away in the arms of his family November 14, 2021. He was the son of the late, Susanna Evans, Herman Phillips and Peter Sienkwicz.
Rabbit, as he preferred to be called, was born April 17, 1953 in Manhattan, New York. He was a 1971 graduate of SS Seward HS and went on to become a member of the 1971 Olympic Gymnastics Team. He was united in marriage to Lori Lesando on October 17, 1998. They enjoyed antiquing and their auction business. They just celebrated 23 years of marriage; 31 years together. The union blessed them with three children and three grandchildren. The last eight years of his life he was a proud member of the Father Thomas Price Knights of Columbus Council and The Ancient Order of Hibernians, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Edward was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Sienkwicz and his niece, Jillian Phillips. His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children: Keith (Julia) Phillips, Lacey (Panya)
Mouangkhoua, and Crystal Phillips; three grandchildren: Mia, Isabelle, and Maddox; siblings: Phil, Betsy, Peter, Mary and Steven.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 3:00pm on November 18, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 4301 Columbus Club Drive, Raleigh, NC.
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