Phillip Kellam


On Jan. 18, 2024, Mr. Phillip Edward Kellam, 30, passed away. He was born Aug. 13, 1993 in Tampa, Fla.

The family is profoundly sad and heartbroken but feels so fortunate for the life shared with Phillip. He had a dynamic personality with a huge smile and a contagious laugh. He was funny, sweet, and kind.

Phil was always on the go. He loved traveling and exploring new places — towns, restaurants, and venues. He liked choosing a Greyhound bus over an airplane because “getting there is part of the journey.” He also enjoyed music and food of any kind. He was a very good cook.

After graduating high school, Phil spent a year and a half in Americorps, where he worked with FEMA on disaster relief, worked on the Hoopa Reservation in California, and helped other communities experiencing challenges.

Some of Phil’s happiest times were those he spent with his Utah cousins. Fireworks, football, sleepovers, Park City horseback rides, snowmobiling, pulling pranks on Uncle Mark, and mischief (lots of mischief) were treasured experiences.

He also loved his time living on the Eastern Shore with his grandparents and uncle helping on the farm and going out to breakfast.

Phillip is survived by his parents, Richard and Karen Kellam; his sister, brother-in-law, and niece; his grandmother, Florence Kellam, of Belle Haven;  uncle, Ed L. Kellam, of Pungoteague; and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, John Edward Kellam.

From the family: “Thank you, Phil, for the life you shared with us. You completed our family and we had many, many adventures together. Now your journey continues. We feel your presence and appreciate the way you watch over us. Love you, Son.”

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