P.O. Box 247, 19180 N Center Street, Citronelle, AL36522

Philip "Big" Laurence Schwartz
May 3, 1960 - May 26, 2022


Philip "Big" Laurence Schwartz

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Philip Laurence Schwartz, affectionately known as ''Big'', a resident of Citronelle, Alabama passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022. He was 62 years old. He retired after 38 years as an Equipment Operator from South Alabama Utilities. He enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Philip loved the Atlanta Braves and Alabama Crimson Tide. He also enjoyed spending weekends at his Magnolia Springs home. Philip never met a stranger and was the example of how a true friend should be.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Billie Schwartz.

Those left to cherish his memory include his siblings, Terri Butts, Bobby Schwartz, and Christopher Schwartz; nephews, Brandon Schwartz and Michael Schwartz; nieces, Kellen Seymour, Kristen Schwartz, Anna Schwartz, Claire Schwartz and Luana Ayers; a host of great nephews and nieces; other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 10 am until the 11 am funeral service at Freeman Funeral Home, with Rev. John Coghlan officiating. Burial in Pine Crest Cemetery to follow. Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com. Freeman Funeral Home - Citronelle, Alabama

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Freeman Funeral Home
19180 North Center Street
Citronelle, AL  36522
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Saturday, May 28, 2022
11:00 AM
Freeman Funeral Home
19180 North Center Street
Citronelle, AL  36522
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Pine Crest Cemetery
Citronelle, AL  36522


  1. Kathleen Craft
    Love to one of my favorite families. So sorry to hear about the loss of my dear friend, Philip. He was always so friendly, helpful, and kind. Hugs and condolences to Terri, Bobby, and Chris.
  2. Marsha H. Oakley
    Bi, Ray and I thought very highly of you. We go way back and you sure will be missed. I can't count the times we heard you say, "I ain't drunk, but I been drinking" We grew out of all that but we had some good times together and we'll miss you. Much love, Ray and Marsha Heathco Oakley
  3. Ronnie and Lana Myers..
    Terri , Chris, Bobby, We were so sorry to hear about Philip. We were out of town and just now returned. Our prayers are with you. Love Ronnie and Lana.
  4. Rhonda Baxter
    So very sad to see you go. Some of my best times I’ve had were with you. You will truly be missed. I love you Big….
  5. Vanessa Barnett
    So sorry to hear of Phillips passing, he was a true friend to everyone… prayers for the family
  6. Clotilde Turner
    I’m sorry for your loss and praying for strength for you all may God Bless you all.❤️💐
  7. Joseph Enzor
    Condolences to the Schwartz family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
  8. Cindy (Byrd) Toomey
    Such a dear, sweet man. Even though I’ve not seen him in a very long time, he was always in my heart. The definition of a true friend. Love and prayers for family.
  9. Rhnee Robinson Boothe
    Teri and Family, I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences 🙏
  10. Donna and Scott Nelson
    Will miss seeing you Big, thanks for the years of friendship with you! You were always a jolly soul and a good friend, RIP
  11. Robin Blankinchip Rutland
    So very sorry to here of Phillip's passing. Phillip and I went to school together and I have lots of memories going all the way back to the 4th grade in Mrs. Brownie Thomas' classroom. I remember when they built the "big" house and moved into it. Phillip drew a picture of it and gave it to me. That was big stuff in the 4th grade. I later became great friends with both Bobby and Chris. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

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