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Kevin Philyaw Sr.

Kevin Philyaw, Sr., 56, of Trenton, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 24, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Matthew Philyaw of Jacksonville and Eric Philyaw II of Comfort; brother, Mike Philyaw of Comfort; sisters, Edna Jones of Rayle, GA, Gail Mitchell of Comfort, Kim Brinson of Richlands and Terri Philyaw of New Bern and seven grandchildren.

Kevin was a devoted father, granddaddy, brother, uncle, and friend. He was also a committed deacon of West Richlands Holiness Church. He loved the Lord tremendously and had the gift of singing. His anointed voice could always be heard praising and worshipping the Lord every chance that he was able. His favorite pastime was to fish by the river. He also cherished spending time with his family and friends. Birthday parties, holidays, sports events, or game nights you could always rely on him to be there. He loved his boys Eric and Matthew unconditionally. Always available to give a helping hand or give advice. He had a close relationship with their mother always remaining life-long friends and coming together for their boys. He had a tender heart and a joyful presence. His smile lit up an entire room, and his energy was contagious. He was an incredible inspiration to so many people, displaying through his life his unwavering faith. A Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at West Richlands Holiness Church, 612 Luther Banks Rd., Richlands, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the church. Burial will follow the service at the Philyaw - Jones Family Cemetery in Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the West Richlands Holiness Church, Comfort Fire and Rescue or Matthew Philyaw and Eric Philyaw II. Any questions in regards to donations, please contact the family at 252-521-7921.

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