Phillip Edward Benavidez, better known as "Phillip Jr" or "Little Phillip", of Albuquerque NM was born on December 18, 1983. Phillip's big heart was easily felt in how often he offered to help and reach out to check in on those he loved. His children remember him being happiest when he was spending time outdoors fishing, building things or camping. If Phillip was in the room there was guaranteed laughter and jokes making it easy to remember his big, beautiful smile and contagious laugh.
Phillip was a loving father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend who is survived by his Father, Phillip Benavidez Sr. and fiancé, Beatrice Rael; Mother, Patricia Sanchez and husband, Michael; son, Elias Benavidez and daughter, Trinity Benavidez; Sister Lindy Martinez and husband, Frank, Brother, Julian Benavidez and wife, Daisy; Stepbrother, Michael and wife Tinker; Stepsisters Darlene, and Christina and husband Mike. Grandmother, Irene Chavez and extended family and friends. Phillip is preceded in death by, grandparents, Chonita and Juan Benavidez, Frank Cruz and Bill Chavez.
Services will be held:
Thursday, May 4, 2023, at: 10:00 AM
St. Therese Catholic Church address: 3424 4th ST NW. Albuquerque, NM 87107
Celebration of life to be held after Mass:
VFW Post 401 Address: 2011 Girard SE Blvd Albuquerque NM 87106