Phillip “Philly” Addiss

St. James City, FL

It is with sadness that the family of Phillip Edward “Philly” Addiss, announce his unexpected passing at the age of 25. Our treasured Philly had an island spirit. After visiting Florida with his Nana and Papa, he moved to Saint James City, Pine Island, Florida, in 2017, to be close to them. He loved the island life; its water, animals, fishing, and boating. He was a friend to anyone and always willing to lend a hand.

Phillip was born in Lansing, MI, on November 30, 1993. He was raised in Holt, MI, where he was always surrounded by childhood friends, involved in soccer, Cub Scouts, and baseball. Philly had a curious spirit and was determined to make sense of the world.

After moving to North Carolina in 2007, he met many close friends, and finished high school, while continuing with his love of soccer.

Phillip had a passion for anything mechanical, and met his special mentor, and friend “Big Luke” through the love of his Jeep. He spent hours on his baby, rebuilding it from the frame. It was his pride, and one of his great accomplishments.

Phillip is survived by his parents, Jodi Gilroy (Eric Rought) and Richard Addiss; brother, Neal Addiss; maternal grandmother, Judy Gilroy; paternal grandmother, Linda Addiss; and uncle, Adam Gilroy. Phillip leaves behind a large, loving family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his loyal Pine Island friends, and his longtime, devoted friend, Jessica Goodwin.

Phillip was preceded in death by his cherished Papa, Nelson Edward Gilroy, with whom he shared his untamed and charismatic spirit.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 1st, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will be at Summit Cemetery in Williamston, MI. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to Ele’s Place.

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Aaron Holtzclaw
February 22, 2019 at 12:41 am

Hung out with Phillip in Mill Creek West & he was always full of energy & fun to hang out with. Very sad over the news of his death & am praying for the parents & little brother. God Bless.

Margaret Smith
February 22, 2019 at 5:52 pm

Prayers for your family, Phillip was our next door neighbor at Grandma’s house in St James City Florida. Amazing young man full of life and love always willing to help. Our son Jacob and he were good friends. Phillip loved island living rest in peace sweetie.

Judy Gilroy
March 2, 2019 at 9:59 am

Thank you Peggy. Will see you soon.

Kirk Ferrier
February 24, 2019 at 10:54 am

Very sorry for your loss…Ive become friends with Neal.Addiss… i wish your family my deepest sympathy

Kirk Ferrier

Barbara Steward
February 25, 2019 at 9:38 am

So very sorry about your loss. Many memories of our Midway kids playing floor hockey. Sending all of you love and blessings.

The Steward Family–
Walt, Barb, Ben and Andrew

Suzan Sudlow
February 26, 2019 at 8:17 pm

So beautifully written, capturing his wonderful spirit. Our family is most certainly praying for yours!
The Sudlow Family
Cary, NC

Lauren Robinson (Olmo)
February 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm

Philip was like a little older brother to me. We became friends because Neil and Aaron played soccer. Philip always made my day better in school when he knew I was having a bad day.

JoAnn Applegate
February 26, 2019 at 8:53 pm

I have so many great memories of Phillip when he was my neighbor as a teen in Mill Creek.He was always such a smart and respectful boy. He always took the time to be nice to Summer who was so much younger then. I remember him and Neal playing legos with her all those years ago. He was a deep soul and a great conversationalist even in his young years. This is such a great loss and my heart goes out to his family and friends. Rest In Peace kiddo.

JoAnn Applegate

Karen Poufcas
February 26, 2019 at 8:55 pm

My heart is broken for your family. I was lucky to be in your life and watch you raise Philly and Neal and see what incredible men they were destined to become.

I am sending you peace, strength and love for the days ahead.

Tracy beyer
February 26, 2019 at 10:46 pm

I heart is broken for you Jodi, the loss of a child for a mother is one of the hardest things to imagine.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Love you dearly.

Linda Addiss
February 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm

My Heart is broken with the loss of my Grandson, we had so little time together but I cherish every minute we had. My prayers are with Jodi and her family, and for my son Rich who is going through so much pain. He was so close to Phillie and it is such a huge loss. My Prayers are with all. You will be missed so much Phillie. I love you, Grandma Addiss

Linda Reddish
February 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm

We loved Phil. He lived in our neighborhood and always had that fabulously smile. Our prayers are with you and we know that he is with our loving Jesus.
Linda and Bruce Hanshaw

Catherine Bonner
February 28, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Phillip was a nice young man. Had lots of wonderful memories with the boys playing soccer and hanging out at Midway. Rest In Peace
Catherine, Andrew & Christopher Bonner

Leah Peterson-Capozzi
February 28, 2019 at 7:24 pm

My sincere condolences to you and your family Rich. I never met your son but with you as a father, I am sure he was a remarkable man. My thoughts and prayers are with you shipmate.

Debbie & Ted Muscolo
February 28, 2019 at 11:09 pm

It will be the little things that you remember. The quite moments,the smiles, the laughter. It will be the memories of these little things that helps to push away the pain, and being the smiles back again.

Jodi our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Loosing a child is one of the hardest things a mother can endure. We love you and wish we could be there.

Our love always
Aunt Deb & Uncle Ted

Steve and Kristin Halsell
March 1, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Rich and Jodi (and Neal)
We remember living next to you and your boys back in the days on Spahr Ave.We remember your boys playing outdoors a good deal in your front yard. Our heart breaks for your loss. We pray God’s comfort and peace for you all. With great love, the Halsells

Paul Pelky Jr.
March 5, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Philly was a beautiful spirit to grace the island. He always had a warm embrace for anyone that needed it and was the true embodiment of what it meant to be an islander. full of laughter and love for all. I will miss him tremendously.


Pauly (an island brother)


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