Philip Pasley Sr.

Published 9:39pm Thursday, August 23, 2012

Philip (Phil) Pasley Sr. of Verbena, 88, died peacefully after a long illness on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1924, to the late Isaac and Lucille Pasley. In 1945, Phil married his childhood sweetheart, Annie Belle Zeigler, and moved to Boston, Mass. In 2004, Phil and Ann left Boston to move back home to Verbena.

Phil was the night chef at Jack & Marion’s Delirama in Brookline, known as the late night hot spot for many famous personalities. He was head chef at Jack & Marion’s from the late 1950s until its closing in the early ‘70s. As the chef in the tall white hat, Phil worked at Bob the Chef’s Soul Food Restaurant in Boston from 1974 until his retirement in 1989.

Phil will be remembered for his Southern hospitality and the great food he served to his extended family, his church family and the friends of his children. He will also be remembered as a devoted friend, his fondness for story-telling, and his love for baseball and the Boston Red Sox.

Celebrating his life and memories are: his devoted wife of 66 years, Ann; two sons, Carl (Rose) and Philip Jr. (Shari); four daughters, Phyllis (Windol), Annie, Betty (Frank) and Sharon; a fifth daughter, Gladys, who preceded him in death; adopted daughter, Velma Jeffers; two sisters, Alma Brown and Mahaley Brown; one sister-in-law, Ethel (Minnie) Pasley; three brothers-in-law, Morris (Linda) Wilson, William (Shelba) Wilson and Marvin Wilson; 13 grandchildren, Shonda, Kiesha, Malia, Torrey, Benjamin, Carlton, Felicia, Chanel, Elyse, Desmond, Charles, Paige and Bria; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A wake is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Agee Brothers Funeral Home, 907 Samaria Road, Clanton, AL 35046, 205-755-5075.

The Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, at noon at the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1043 County Road 503, Verbena, AL, 36091.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hospice and Home Health Fund of Alabama or the American Cancer Society.

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