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Phillip Harvey Giles

February 23, 1957 — June 1, 2022

Cambridge

 

Phillip Harvey Giles was born on February 23, 1957 in Cambridge, Maryland to the late William and Rosie Giles. He was called home to his eternal resting place on Wednesday June 1, 2022.

Phillip graduated from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School with the class of 1975. After graduating, he started working for Mail Well also known as Western Publishing & Graphics, then at Amick Farms until his health failed.

Around 1984, Phillip met the late Gwendolyn C. Brisco at the Sophisticated Brothers Clubhouse on Pine Street in Cambridge, MD. The two married on July 4, 1990, and from this union had 1 daughter. They raised 5 children together, 4 girls and 1 boy.

Phillip enjoyed the outside. He loved fishing, traveling, and didn’t mind cooking on the barbeque grill. He would always help in the community with fish fries and Easter Egg Hunts with the Sophisticated Brothers. He was always willing to help anybody who asked him.  He never complained or fussed.  One of his last acts of kindness was helping his father-in-law    Gerald Wongus get to and from his doctor's appointments.  The two of them enjoyed reminiscing about trips they had taken together.  Phillip was a huge Dallas Cowboys football fan, win or lose! He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle until his accident.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rosie Giles; wife, Gwendolyn C. Giles; mother-in-law, Jean Christine Wongus; two nephews, Ray Smith Jr, and Keiford Copper, Jr.; close friends, James Sharps(Killer), Boyd Lee(Bunk) and Donald Payne.

Phillip is survived by his father in-law Gerald Wongus; four daughters, Zsa’Keyia Giles of Cambridge, MD, Shondolyn Dotson (Alvin) of Raleigh, NC, Sharel Camper (John) of Smyna, DE, and Shakezia Jones(Rodney) of Cambridge, MD; son, Francis Brisco III (Lavishe) of Cambridge, MD, and Shamika Winston of Cambridge, MD whom he raised; three brothers, Louis Giles(Linda) of Wheaton, MD, Larry Giles(Lula) of Baltimore, MD and Mark Giles(Scerene) of Hampton, VA; three Sisters; Portia Giles of Cambridge, MD, Cheerlyn Copper-Giles of Trappe, MD and Gloria McKnight(Darnell) of Cambridge, MD. 17 grandchildren,  Rodney B, Shabreya, Alvin 3rd, Ri'Neka, Ja'Veon, Rodney Jr, Rodzia, Ryan, Zyhir, Mazin, Jace, Miles, Landen and Mila,  just to name a few; 9 great-grandchildren; a friend of the family, Mykeria Elliott; a special friend, Marsheila Freeman and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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