With Jesus.

Walker went to be with Jesus at 5:10pm on April 20 2016.

He is at peace. It is good. 

You can catch up here at his caring bridge page how we managed the last 49 days of his life. Here is his Obituary.. I will continue writing here as an outlet for myself and also as an offering to those who have traveled similar roads. While the the phrase of "waiting on walker " has changed the past 22 months.. It transforms again into us waiting on our reunion.. Thank you for caring to read and pray and watch us through this journey. .. 

Obituary for Walker Hayes Phillips

Walker Hayes Phillips, 5, was received into Jesus’s arms on April 20, 2016. He is survived by his parents, John Andrew and Karie Suzanne Phillips; and brother, Robert Weston Phillips, 3.

Walker lived his first three and a half years of life, full of adventure and laughter. He loved kayaking and fishing with his dad. He loved building with Legos and putting puzzles together with his mom. He also loved playing with his best friends, Price and Elijah, and riding on his Poppy’s tractor. Walker also enjoying singing and play his guitar. His favorite song was “Silent Night.”

Walker was diagnosed with VGKC Autoimmune Encephalitis on July 4, 2014 after suffering his first seizure. He spent the next 21 months in and out of hospitals and treatment facilities battling seizures and the damage that was cased from the initial diagnosis. Walker never regained his life as the Lord had intended but went on to share an undeniable strength and resilience that can only be attributed to the spirit of the living God. Walker gave us hope and reminded us all that we are not here on our own accord but that our purpose is in sharing in community and loving others as God loves us.

A memorial service to celebrate Walker’s life will be held on Saturday at 10am at Lexington Baptist Church, 308 East Main Street, Lexington SC 29072.

In lieu of flowers, The Phillips Family would like for you to consider donations in Walker’s memory to Hands of Hope Hospice Care (http://www.handsofhopesc.net donations/c2071) and/or Lexington Baptist Church Families of Hope (http:// lexingtonbaptist.org/hope/).