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A Celebration of Life

On September 28, we will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of an architect, husband, father and humanitarian.

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“I have worked through my career as an architect to create environments that are uplifting, inspiring, and set the tone for sharing knowledge and facilitating cultural exchange." 

Service Information

A celebration of Phil's life Is planned for:

Saturday, September 28, 2019

3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Durham County Human Services

414 East Main Street

Durham, NC 27701

There will be tented overflow seating outside with a 

livestream, and the service can be viewed

on this website. 

Phil’s wife of 40 years, Nnenna Freelon, and their three children welcome family, friends, colleagues, and community to join together and celebrate his life and legacy. 


Please join us for a memorial service honoring a renowned architect, photographer, fisherman, husband and father. The service will be held at Durham County Human Services, a building The Freelon Group designed.

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In Lieu of Flowers

Phil has asked that those who want to honor him become sustaining donors of NorthStar Church of the Arts, so that the creative and spiritual energies that nurtured him throughout his life may positively impact others. 


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Cards can be sent to:

 Nnenna Freelon

c/o Perkins + Will

411 W. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200

Durham, NC 27701

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