Brent "Phil" McGill

Born: Sat., Aug. 10, 1985
Died: Mon., Apr. 8, 2013

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After fighting a valiant battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma for 10 years, Brent "Phil" McGill died peacefully in Athens Regional Medical Center. He was an amazing optimist and always looked positively at every situation. With his indomitable spirit he taught others how to live life to the fullest. He graduated with honors from Athens Academy in 2003 and cum laude at The University of Georgia in 2011 as a Chi Phi Fraternity member. Brent "Phil" enjoyed poker, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Nancy McGill, Paul and Lynne McGill; his brother, Don and wife Jenine; sister, Jennifer and husband Lynn; and grandparents, Frances McGill, Linda and Delano Harper. He is also the proud "Uncle B" of Molly, Sara and Jack.

We would like to thank all of his friends and family who comforted him through his journey here on earth. In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Brent "Phil" McGill to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter, 3715 Northside Parkway Bldg 400 Northcreek, Ste 300, Atlanta, GA 30327.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, South Campus, 4741 Carey Station Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Dr. Jay Hodges officiating. A visitation will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the church. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
We lift you up with our prayers and send our deepest sympathy to you all.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
All of you fought so hard and loved Brent so much and he knew that. Deepest sympathies at the loss of him way too soon. Deepest sympathies and love to all of you!

Paige Arwood-Hubbard
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
Ms. McGill and all of the family know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I remember how he fought this from when Justin was in your class until phllilp was in your class. He thought a good fight and you were right there with him. They say God only takes the best and I know Brent will light up heaven as he walks the streets of gold. We pray that God will give each of you peace and comfort during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Brian, Paige, Justin, and phillilp Hubbard

Jan & David Hallman
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
Ms. McGill, We are so sorry to hear about Brent. He fought a great battle, but God needed a special angel. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jan & David Hallman, Josh & Robert

Davilyn and Bob Rainwater
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
Our thoughts are with the McGill families.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
Love, Prayers and deepest sympathy. Jane Cobb

Tony, Lori, Ivy & Zach Smith
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
Sending our love and prayers to your family. May our Lord be your comfort and strength at this time of sorrow.

Meg Marshall
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
Ms. McGill our prayers are with you and your family at this time. I didn't know your son personally but I have prayed for him ever since I heard of him fighting this battle. My God give you peace and comfort.

John Mathews
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
I only spent a few years with Phil at UGA but he was a great friend to have and always left folks with a laugh and a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of his friends and family. God Bless

Marie & Drew Boswell
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jimmy and Deborah Bledsoe
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
So very sorry for your loss. Brent was a great kid! We loved him very much.

Tim Venghaus
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
Deepest sympathies to the McGill family. Love and prayers to you and Phil.

Cathy Duvall
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for peace and comfort. Ricky, Cathy, and Kelsey Duvall

Pamala Stanley
   Posted Fri April 12, 2013
Brent was such a charming, lovely man. I send my love and condolences to Nancy and the whole family. I will celebrate his life in my heart. God bless you all.

Bonnie Morrison
   Posted Fri April 12, 2013
The Morrison-Stewart family will continue to pray for your family now and in the days to come. You will always have your love and memories, and in time, God will grant you a peace that passes all understanding. Bonnie,Jack, J.B. and Madelyn

Motie Wiggins
   Posted Sat April 13, 2013
May God be with you during this time of loss. Phil was an inspiration to anyone who knew him and always welcomed you into his circle of light.

Linda G. Lewis
   Posted Sun April 14, 2013
Ms Nancy, Jonathan and I are so sorry for your loss. The very short time I did know Brent he was always very polite and so humble. Praying that God will give you the strength needed to get through this loss. Thanking God for memories, his candle will forever burn. Your neighbor

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Thu April 18, 2013
Dear Mrs. McGill, I was so sorry to hear of your son's death. I can't imagine the pain you feel. He was a teenager when you were teaching Jacob in Kindergarten and I enjoyed hearing about him. I wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for healing and comfort for all your family. In Sympathy, Kay, Tom, & Jacob

   Posted Mon May 13, 2013
Prayers continue for your family. I was not able to attend Brent's service but I sent our prayers as soon as I heard. As I read many messages by Brents friends on FB I am so glad he had such warmth surrounding him. If only we all are so privileged to have the same when we are called.