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April 30, 2014
A light will always be burning for my Love. You rocked my world. When I met you I understood so well why it did not work out with others. The Lord saved the best for last. God Brought you to me and now it was time for him to take you to home. Like what I had put in your wedding ring " I love you today, tomorrow and forever" XOXOXO
April 28, 2014
April 29, 2013 brings me to a year ago when Roland descended from my arms. I have had a year to remember, reflect and cherish what once was my life. The gifts are plenty. His wisdom will never be forgotten along with that undeniable smile of his. Roland's understanding and unconditional love was felt & spoken up until the very end. I never realized how much Roland had taught me, my regret is not listening more intently. But you don't live life thinking one day you will depart forever.
Roland kept his promise & has come to me many times. I love him even more today for giving me that precious gift. Not only has he visited me, family and friends have shared special experiences. YES there is a Heaven.
I miss his personality, the way his sweet head looked on the pillow when he slept. Sharing the funny moments in life, our silliness that just the two of us laughed about & understood.
That beautiful golf swing that I can see right now. That swing brought home a MBZ from a Hole on one! I valued his good advice. He made me feel safe, loved, & needed at all times. He was at his best when surrounded by family and friends.
I thank my sweet family & friends for going above and beyond to be at hand for me. Many friends just call to listen to my tears & have shared the love that they had for Roland. All the stories I will cherish forever. I will never stop laughing. Roland would want me to smile & laugh and in doing so it helps put my grief away for but a moment, hour or part of the day. Roland was the best at being positive and knowing how to live life in such a positive manner. I will strive to be as he was. My heart, yes still heavy, it still feels raw however I am assured it will get better.
I have the BEST support system and I am grateful for my family and friends. They have been with me through this whole journey.
I thank my brother in law Rich for his beautiful job of ghostwriting for Caring Bride and keeping everyone posted the last critical days of Roland's life. I can understand now what a difficult job that must have been.
Roland's memory will live forever in my heart. Thank you Lord and thank you all. All my love Victoria Phillips
November 12, 2013
Vicky. Please call 954-960-2185 I have something so incredible to tell you, so sorry for your loss. I too just lost my husband.
Avis
October 21, 2013
Vicki, we were so saddened to just learn of Roland's passing. Lost touch after Linda remarried. We have fond memories of our times together. Love, Michael & Sandra, Jacksonville, FL (scrjax@att.net)
September 20, 2013
Victoria and Family With Deepest Sympathy. Youa re always in my thoughts and prayers. I miss our roland..Love

Casey
September 19, 2013
Forever loved and missed by The Jacques family.. I hope that you, Bob and Ken are talking about the good ol' days on the East Side.
Love Jan and family
Love Gary and family
September 19, 2013
Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration of Roland's life. He went to heaven with class. Jim & I will truly miss him. We would have loved to be at the two celebrations; so sorry we missed them. Found out too late. We think about you often Victoria. Love you, Jim & Deb Wood
September 11, 2013
Roland Phillips continues to be one of the great gentle souls in this universe of life. Having met through Roland's thriving business, I am honored to be able to call him a friend. Faith ensures Roland is in God's huge loving arms, and it will only be our delight to feel his again when our time to join him arrives. With every piece of my heart, love continues to extend to Victoria, and Roland's whole family of 74 years.
September 10, 2013
He made us smile! He inspired so many people to live happy and successful lives. If there is a will, there is a way. Life is what you make it! Live life with joy! His encouraging words, kindness and the how he lived his life are treasured gifts. He was a blessing. And very loved.
September 08, 2013
A wonderful man and a proud Santa Clara Valley native, he will be sorely missed!
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