Kelly Renée Phillips

July 4, 2018
Kelly Renée Phillips

Kelly Renée Phillips (née Poland), 36, from Hampton had her life tragically cut short on July 4, 2018. She was born October 16, 1981 in Silver Spring, MD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Karen.
She is survived by her brother, Michael Poland and her three children Kamren (18), Kavon (15), and Makayla (10) as well as extended family.
Kelly was a fiercely devoted and loving single mother who worked two jobs to ensure the happiness and well-being of her children. She was a very spiritual person and her immeasurable love and kindness was limitless. She always found a way to make good things happen. Her memory will be cherished by her loved ones and the many friends she made in her short life.


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  • July 08, 2018
    Steve Rochinski says:
    My courageous and beautiful niece, Kelly...No time and distance between us could prevent me from knowing the trajectory of your young life. Through all of your inherited pain and turmoil, you eventually found the strength and courage to embrace a life of love for your children. And to eventually learn that to love well, you must first learn to love yourself. And to live as self-sufficiently as your choices would allow—to know that any lasting strength to face this dark and dreary world would require you present yourself, not as a woman who would live her life depending on others, and especially a man, but to replace humility with confidence. That is a choice which requires a courage on your part that would have set your grandmother Carol burning with pride. In spite of your terrible and senseless death, you have allowed us to reaffirmed the sense-of-life values we often find ourselves taking for granted. Even though in the end, we will all go our separate ways, you have taken a small part of all of our hearts with you. Keep them close, wherever you may be, sweetie. Love, Uncle Steve

  • July 09, 2018
    Mookie Shelton says:
    My heart is extremely heavy. Kelly was more than just a friend. She was like a sister. I have known her more than 15 years and she would give the shirt off her back to help anyone who needed or just be there to listen if something was bothering you. To her family and children you all have my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. May god guide you all through this terrible time and bless you all with his everlasting mercy. We love you Kelly and we will always miss you

  • July 09, 2018
    andre boykins says:
    Kelly I will miss you terribly. I still find myself checking my phone for your, "Have a Great Day!, hug, heart , smiley face, smiley face texts. I can't stop dialing your number and hoping you will answer. You would do what ever to help out those you cared about , as long as it didn't interfere with your responsibilities to your children who were the joy of your life. You worked hard daily,; leaving one job and then on to the next. Yet still managing to make time to prepare dinner for your children and then the following morning see them off to school and to work. I want the world to know that you were truly an amazing women. Your friendship has greatly impacted my life as well all those you have allowed into your circle. Since the 4th of July I have beat myself up with the," I should of, could of, would of thoughts." I will stop because I know you wouldn't want that of me or anyone. Instead I will just honor your name and preserve the fond memories. So until we meet again I leave you with Hug, Smiley Face, Smiley Face! Rest in Peace, Love you always! Dre'

  • July 10, 2018
    Theresa Dishong lit a candle:
    Lit since July 10, 2018 at 7:02:25 AM

  • July 10, 2018
    CEE DAVID says:
    Condolences to the family and friends of Ms Kelly Phillips , so sad to hear of her untimely passing …. may you all love and comfort her children just as she did.... help them to understand that there is going to be a resurrection of our dear loved ones that we've loss to death (John 5:28-29) tells us that there is going to be a resurrection … the God of all comfort will help them get through this (1Peter 5:7) " while you throw all your anxiety on him ,because he cares for you "