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Burkett Dillion-Ray Phillips

d. February 23, 2022

Burkett Dillion-Ray Phillips, 29, of Siler City passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at UNC Chapel Hill.

Dillion was born on March 5, 1992, in Lee County. He is survived by his mother Jackie Johnson Phillips and fiancé Danny of Siler City; father Burkett Russell "Rusty" Phillips and wife Angie of Bennett; sister Merinda P. Hollyfield and husband Matthew of Asheboro; nephew Brentley Phillips; sisters, Kelsey Justice and Sage Gurley, both of Siler City; step-sister, Mia Phillips of Bennett; step-brother, Ryan Pittman of Siler City; step-sister, Allison Pittman of Siler City; maternal grandmother Betty Talley of Siler City; paternal grandmother Olga Phillips of Bear Creek; and step grandmother Sharon Johnson Isley of Snow Camp, and long time significant other, Annette Phillips Kidd and her children, Bryant and Dawson.

Dillion attended Tyson's Creek Baptist Church and went to Chatham Central High School. His love was riding motorcycles, four wheelers, and dirt bikes. He had a big heart and loved his family, sisters and friends, always meeting them with his side ways grin. Dillion was always known to tinker with things and enjoyed his guns and working on them.

A memorial service for Dillion will be held on his birthday, March 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm at Tyson's Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Willard Pickard and Rev. Andy Clapp officiating. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. Other times the family will receive friends at the home of his father in Bennett, and at the home of his mother's fiancé, Danny, in Siler City. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made on behalf of the family to Smith and Buckner Funeral Home.

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