Phillip M. Gaston was born May 1, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to Benjamin and Bessie M Gaston. He attended Cottage Grove Grade School in East Chicago Heights, Illinois. He graduated from Thornton Township High School in 1968. Phillip retired after 37 years as a Design Engineer for Exelon Corporation.
He departed his life on March 13, 2012 at 1:02 p.m. in the afternoon. Phillip was an active member of First Baptist Church and he loved the Lord. He loved to direct the choir, sign praises to God and most of all he loved playing and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling, bowling, playing his instruments and spending time with his special friends.
Preceding him in death; his father Benjamin and mother Bessie; brothers Bennie L., King D and AC; his sisters Lilly Pearl and Debra.
He leaves to celebrate his life his wife of 26 years; Donna, his sisters; Keziah Smith, Mary Coleman, Betty Moore, his brothers; Joseph, Henry (Barbara), Charles and Curley Gaston, his sons; Charles (Lisa), Brian (Colleen) and Jeffrey (Ronni), eight grandchildren; Nicklas (Alyssa), Kristina, Sheyanne, Jessica, Patrick, Jameka, MacKenzie and Trey, two great grandchildren; Lilly Grace and Ashton Scott, God-Children; Cortez, Kearie, Gregory and Kathy, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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