Christopher Lee Philbee

July 13, 1985 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 35)


Christopher Lee Philbee was born July 13th, 1985 in Rockford Illinois to Vonda Philbee and Gregg  Wittenmeyer, Chris attended Harlem School District 122. He later obtained his GED with a passion to earn an associates degree in culinary arts.  Chris was a free spirited, caring, strong minded man that will be missed dearly. Chris enjoyed music, fishing, cooking, but most of all his family.  Chris shared a unbreakable bond with Maria Espinoza who stood by his side for 15 years. Chris's favorite person  who he loved and adored with every breath in his body was his one and only daughter Kyla Philbee (Mimi haggerman).  Chris joined his brother, Lance Bridges, and grandparents to watch over his loved ones. He leaves to cherish his memories: Maria Espinoza (love of his life) Vonda Philbee (mother) Donald Poe (father) Hank and Nancy Bridges (2nd parents) siblings included Kristy Coon, Donda Poe, and Jayme Bridges.  Chris had three nephews and a niece Julisa Poe whom he adored.  Chris also had a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He always hoped he could be the man his heart desired.  The happiest moment of his life is when he was with his family cracking jokes and making light of difficult situations. He would want nothing but happiness for us all.  Chris has earned his high our angel.

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Memorial Service
September 12, 2020

12:00 PM
Collins & Stone Funeral Home
128 S Fifth Street
Rockford, IL 61104

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