July 18, 1976 ~ May 20, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Desiree´ M. E. “Peachie” Phillips was born on July 18, 1976 in Denver, Colorado to her parents, Herbert D. Phillips and Linda Futrell. Desiree’s family was a major focal point in her life. She always had a loving relationship with her brothers, Marc and Darryl, sister Rachel, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and cousins. Always making sure to let them all know how much she loved them every single time she talked to them.

Desiree´ was educated in Denver Public Schools. She continued her education and earned her associate degree in nursing. Desiree´ went on to work at Kaiser Permanente where she was employed for 13 years. She chose the nursing field because of her kind and loving spirit and it showed in her patient care. She was also fluent in American Sign Language (ALS) and was trained in medical coding.

Her hobbies included gardening, arts and crafts, reading and keeping up with all genres of music. She was an awesome pool player. Desiree´ was involved in community relations and was passionate about cultural heritage.

Desiree´ was always very loving to all children and she loved her four-legged baby, Samson.

She also had a deep love for God and his word.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12

Desiree´ M. E. Phillips departed this life on May 20, 2019. Those left to cherish her memory and celebrate her life are mother, Linda Futrell; father, Herbert (Carolyn) Phillips; sister, Rachel (Cedric ) Phillips-Cox; brothers, Andre’ Marcus (Lilia) Phillips and Darryl Phillips; aunts, Sally Lemmie and Karen Anderson; uncles, Bobby Phillips and Ray Smith; Special friends, Ray Dupree, Chanda Baker, Tanisha Warner, Patrice Wallace, and Kanesha Mayo; and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins, other relatives, and friends.


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  1. What an amazing soul you truly was Desiree!!! I will never forget all
    Our great times together. Or how you was there for me after my husbands death! I knew you since 6th grade this is so heartbreaking. My thoughts are with your family especially your beautiful mother Mrs.Linda

  2. My heart is truly broken with this news, I knew how broken hearted you were, we really prayed over, for and with you, Desiree” my heart is just in disbelief but I understood your pain. I love you and I will be here praying for your family and friends. Rest in Love my dear sweet Sister, I only wish I could have broken and eased your pain a little we never understand the why’s or the reasons, But to everything there is a season and a purpose soar on sweet soul soar on. 🙁
    Your Big Sister in Christ,
    Sherri Landrum

  3. I’m so hurt about your passing Desiree. I couldn’t bring myself to believe you are gone. I’m going to miss you. You had a beautiful spirit. Rest on my beautiful friend. Love you.

  4. So very much surprised shocked and filled with dismay over the passing of Desiree Phillips. So often seen with her mom Linda Futrell whom I’ve known since high school a very beautiful brilliant loving and kind personality. The world’s lost a very good young woman. REST IN PEACE DESIREE PHILLIPS

  5. I will miss my beauitful friend & co-worker . She was a joy to work with . she put a smile on my face everyday . she will be truly missed . we prayed for our relationships, our patients , and everyone who walked into Kaiser Permanente . Now Elizabeth can rest in heaven with the King of Kings . See no more tears and pain . A new body ! Amen ! Desiree’ Elizabeth Phillips i love you and will always remember our great times at work together . God bless your family . RIP Queen

  6. Peachie……..
    Can’t believe this is for real still 😢 May you have rest and peace with the Lord now and forever. You will be missed!!
    Love always,
    Karen 💔🙏🏽

  7. Desiree.. I at a loss for words.. You will truly be missed. I love you des.. Rest in heaven.. My heart is broken right now

  8. Desiree was a best friend to me. We shared many ups, downs, good times and precious mile stones together. We prayed, sang, cried and laughed so hard we cried. She studied for countless hours and we went through lots of index cards to reach her goal of becoming a nurse…I am so proud of her for that HUGE accomplishment. I’m thankful to have had her in my life. Me and the kids will always remember her loving, caring spirit. I’m praying for her family to be comforted by all the good memories. No more pain, rest in peace my beautiful sister, you will forever be remembered and missed. Chanda

  9. I really can’t believe this Desi-Baby. We made a promise to each other after my dad passed to always be here for one another. I love you so much rest easy sweet Angel.

  10. You were a beautiful person who always had beautiful /inspirational words for me. My hope is that you knew the impact you made in peoples lives. I love you,Des! Rest peacefully, sis!!!

  11. I remember a day Desiree when I came to work And I had something going on. I remember that you made sure to pray with me and that was truthfully a blessing to my life when you prayed for me. I have known you since middle school and this is very sad news to hear about the passing of you on Monday. Rest in heaven in God’s loving arms. You will always be missed. I will be praying for your family.

  12. Desiree, you will be missed you always made me laugh, we commiserated over stuff. The one thing I will always remember is your beautiful smile.

  13. Desiree,
    I was so blessed the day I met you , your smile was so sweet . You were ready for the busy crazy days in pediatrics with your beautiful bright eyes. From then I saw you around Kaiser . I always was so happy to see you . Your spirit will always be around . I am so sorry for all your pain . I am truly sorry to your family . Please know we all loved her so much and I will carry her in my heart so she will always be with me .

    Patty Chavez

  14. Desiree,
    Your beautiful smile will be missed!!! May God bring comfort to your family in this sad time! Thank you for all the prayers that you gave me. Rest now Desiree with Jesus at your side.

  15. Damn, I don’t have the words, wishing you could call me now even if it was just to cuss me out like you did every other phone call lol ill take it, R.I.Paradise my friend

  16. Desiree…beautiful inside and out. Thank you for being such an amazing friend for over 15 years. Your beautiful soul will truely be missed. God bless you and your family. You are forever in my prayers.

  17. I knew you by Desi. We ran into each other a few weeks ago & I can see the struggle that you were going through. But also I can see that you were working through the storm. I’ve known you since elementary school. You were a very kind hearted, genuine, & all around awesome person. I pray for your family & I pray that your heart & soul is at peace. Be blessed….

  18. Linda, the most devastating thing that can happen to a mother is to lose a child. There are no words to console the deep wound left and no person, no words, nothing can make it better. It is final. However, we have memories that may be hard to recall but they will come. I am always available to you when you need someone who understands. God bless and keep you and sustain in these dark hours.

  19. Linda, there is nothing more devastating than the loss of a child. Nothing can fill the void that is created in the soul of a mother that will always be empty. I want you to know that I am available to you when you need someone who understands. God bless you, keep you and sustain you in these difficult days.

  20. I Love You Ms. Desiree. May God lift you up my sister, and may you rejoice in peace and love forever more.
    No more pain; my lady not in the hose of our father. You live forever in my heart.
    May God please bring Desiree’s family strength. Amen

  21. We will miss her and her beautiful self. She was truly a light of our neighborhood..much love to the family.

  22. Hello I did not know her but as I’m reading my sister Ernestine Williams Obituary your picture pop up and you both passed away on the same day unfortunately May 20-2019💔 my prayers goes out to family and friends sorry for you all loss my deepest condolences 🙏🏾😇😇😇❤️

  23. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. You’re in my thoughts every step of the way.

  24. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. My deepest condolences to the family, May God give you strength and peace. RIH

  25. Such a beautiful person inside and out. Genuinely kind, caring, and wishing the best for all. Desiree was always a light of sunshine when you would see her at work. She was always so kind to me whenever I would see her. I can’t believe she is gone… she will always be remembered and the memories will remain. God has you now, holding you tight, Desiree RIP, all the pain is gone now and we will miss you my friend. My thoughts and prayers for the family left behind, and praying God give you strength and peace through this difficult time.

  26. Linda, family and friends of Desiree, I give you my deepest heartfelt condolences. May God be pleased with her. May God give you comfort of beautiful memories, our lives on this earth is temporary, but the soul is eternal.

  27. To Desiree’s family,

    I was Desiree’s neighbor and my boys and I would walk Samson for her. I will miss her calls and her sweet voice. She always told us she loved us. I can still hear the sweet way she said it. We had many conversations and prayers. I will hold them dear. God holds all the details of Desiree’s life and we have to trust Him from here. I am praying for all of you during this painful time. I loved Desiree very much and am thankful we crossed paths.

    Psalm 34:13
    The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

    With Love,

    Heather and boys

  28. Desiree; I just found out yesterday of your passing. Such a loss to the world; I’m very sorry that you’re gone. I loved knowing you, and working with you. You were one of those nurses that the world needs more of: you were always positive, kind, empathetic, professional, hardworking. You always spoke lovingly of your family and of your furry child, Samson. I will cherish the memory of your friendship, and your affectionate, kind, supportive nature. I’m sure your family is devastated by your loss. I’m sorry that the world was not kinder to you at times. You deserved only the best. With love and fond memories, Kim

  29. Still think about you all the time…miss u everyday! I know ur surrounded by the peace and beauty you deserve…I miss u my friend…

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