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Felipe "Phil Tha Mixx" Clay
February 27, 1966 - November 16, 2021

Felipe

Felipe "Phil Tha Mixx" Clay
Feb 27, 1966 - Nov 16, 2021

Felipe

Felipe Renard Clay- Also known as Phil to his family or "Phil Tha Mixx" to his fan was born on February 27th, 1966, to the union of Brenda Starr Williamson and the late Bruce Renard Clay in Detroit, Michigan.
Raised as a Jehovah's Witness, Phil attended Finney High School and graduated with the class of 1984.
Phil started working as a truck driver in 1999 and continued until his last days for 20 years. Phil is perhaps best known for his profession as the renowned and respected Detroit DJ, Phil Tha Mixx. Apart The DJ Brotherhood, Tandem Entertainment as well as Circle Events. He was best known for hosting the Detroit Kentucky Derby Day Party, as well as sharing his passion of music and love of life with the world.
Phil was a positive, outgoing, and outspoken person. Those who knew him would often talk about how he would go above and beyond to make another feel special. Never failing to put a smile on someone's face. Able to breath life into any room he entered with his signature charm and swagger. Where Phil really shined was during a celebration. The true definition of "The Life of the Party." Phil had a way of turning any get together into a full-blown event. A family gathering would not be complete without Phil Tha Mixx on deck.
While Music was a big part of his character, Phil had other passions. An avid foodie, Phil never failed to show his love of food whether it was a backyard barbeque or the family's annual crab feast. He loved watching movies, often watching them in his mancave with his fiancée Doris, who he lovingly referred t by her middle name "Lee." Whether it be sports, a documentary, or an action flick he never failed to show his excitement.
Dapper, suave, and with just the right amount of swag, Phil always made sure he looked sharp. Rarely seen without one of his signature hats and debonair wardrobe, dressed to the nines, you would think he was on his way to another party. Then again life was a party for Phil or rather he made it one.
There was more to Phil then the jovial free spirit that he was mostly known for. He was a passionate and caring man, devoted to those he loved. Phil was adored by those around him. He served as a prominent role model to the males of his family and was a father figure to his younger brother Benjamin, and step-son Kristopher Bryant, helping them grow and prosper. A confidant, a shoulder to cry on, a mentor, a loving brother and beloved son, there were a lot of roles that Phil took that many were unaware of.

Those left to cherish his memory include: his mother, Brenda Starr Williamson, sister Bridgit Calhoun (Joseph) and, brother Benjamin Williamson (Alysha), his beloved fiancée Doris Bryant, Kristopher Bryant to who he helped raise, two nieces Sydney Calhoun and Adayah Williamson, and three nephews Joseph Calhoun, Azariah Williamson, and Alijah Williamson.

 
 

Sybil on Nov 29, 2021

Love you phil

Pat Watkins on Nov 28, 2021

Phil we will definitely miss you & you are truly loved by all. May you rest in heavenly peace until we all meet again. Fly high my friend 🙏🏾

Che Sims on Nov 27, 2021

Che Sims on Nov 27, 2021

Che Sims on Nov 27, 2021

Eric Redwine on Nov 27, 2021

We were all better people for having known you Phil. We love you, and we will miss you. Thank you brother.

Larmender A. Davis on Nov 27, 2021

Marcia Mackey on Nov 27, 2021

Godspeed to you and your family Phil. The news was so hard to receive, but you've received a greater calling. One of my fondest memories was me dancing like a fool off of a tune you played and I went to flag you down to ask "Who is that?". You said, "That's a hot one....It's called DANCE, featuring Marvin Winans and the Clark sisters. It's hot!!" I said "it sure is".... I played that song upon getting your news and now you'll dance forever in heaven and I'll always think of you whenever I hear this.... Farewell my friend.

Terri Johnson on Nov 27, 2021

My deepest condolences to the families of Phil. His memories will be with many of us forever. May he live in the music
Terri Johnson

Darryl Earl on Nov 27, 2021

Dora Wheeler on Nov 26, 2021

To the Clay family. Felipe, was such the friend to me and everyone who knew him. He was my Botl and Invicta watch club member. As a dj he brought joy to the masses as he played his records of various genres. He will be missed but he will remain forever in my heart!
Love, Dora Wheeler

Bridgit Calhoun on Nov 26, 2021

Lil Phil

Bridgit Calhoun on Nov 26, 2021

Lil Phil

Ben Hicks on Nov 26, 2021

CandleHeaven has gained a true angel, and a debonair DJ! Rest in House..Phil

Monica Hickson on Nov 26, 2021

Monica Hickson on Nov 26, 2021

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Monica Hickson on Nov 26, 2021

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Monica Hickson on Nov 26, 2021

Miss you my friend. David and you are dancing in the spirit of House! Rest on...

Monica Hickson on Nov 26, 2021

Angels

Shawn Junior on Nov 25, 2021

Shawn Junior on Nov 25, 2021

My Brother Brother. Man I'm going to truly miss you. True friend to me indeed. We've had great times and great talks. I'll never forget you nor our friendship. True Brother to me. See you on the other side. One Love as we always said.

Shawn Junior on Nov 25, 2021

My Brother Brother. Man I'm going to truly miss you. True friend to me indeed. We've had great times and great talks. I'll never forget you nor our friendship. True Brother to me. See you on the other side. One Love as we always said.

TAMARA DUNN on Nov 25, 2021

Phil was a great DJ and an Awesome friend. I will miss him dearly

Darryl on Nov 24, 2021

DJ Phil Brother you will be missed it's been a long time since we last talk but you were always doing what you love most that was music and always kept a smile. so with that being said Rest Well My Friend

Lewis Jacqueline on Nov 24, 2021

Tracy Knox on Nov 24, 2021

There is a "Phil Tha Mixx" shaped hole in the Universe. You are now, and will forever be missed. We are all reeling from this huge loss. May God comfort your Family and Friends.

Kevin on Nov 24, 2021

Phil……you are truly missed. We simply say thank you for being a part of journey and history. The time spent will always be cherished! Rest well my friend! Rest well! 👊🏽

Lewis Jacqueline on Nov 24, 2021

Heartbroken to know we will not see that smile that lit up the room. He will be missed big time. Job well done my friend.

Chrystal on Nov 24, 2021

Phil my brother, my friend, my supporter..you were there for me and my entire family and we truly loved you and all the special moments you gave us...one thing I will cherish is always feeling safe when I would go out alone to come hear you play, my mom would ask is Phil going to be there and I would say yes and we all felt at ease because we knew you would look out for me...I love you for that...I am going to miss you sooo much...life will truly never be the same...sending my love to your family.

Tamela Routt-Crowell on Nov 24, 2021

My condolences to the Clay family. I havent seen Phil or Bridgette un years since taking care of their grandmother. We had good memories as children. My prayers are for his mom, sister and all of his family. Much love frome Tamela Routt-Crowell

Joe nixon on Nov 24, 2021

A Very Classy Guy That I Truly Called My friend and Brother Much Respect 🙏

Lisa Calvin on Nov 24, 2021

Phil knew how much I loved Prince. Whenever I walked in he would add a Prince song to his set. Still have a mix tape he made for me. I will miss him. Praying for his family and friends. Sheba Lee.

DeWan R. Blackmon on Nov 24, 2021

Dewan R. Blackmon on Nov 24, 2021

Phil Tha Mixx was definitely a master chef with his craft, he knew the right ingredients to get the crowd dancing....he had the recipe for music playing, we will definitely miss his awesome style of cooking with his music, but more less, we will definitely miss our brother. When my 17 yr old had an untimely passing last year, Phil was there for me and I needed several DJ's to play at my son's tribute and Phil did not hesitate. he said "D" I got your bro and he came thru for me and my family, and I truly thank him for that. Once again my condolences and prayers to his family and extended family (House Head Community and fellow DJ's), we definitely lost a good one too soon! DeWan R. Blackmon aka DJ Wan B

Mark Beater on Nov 24, 2021

AL Heath on Nov 24, 2021

WHAT A GREAT SPIRT MY FRIEND MAN I WILL MISS YOU GOD BLESS DORIS AND AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY #dabrand

Mike Todd on Nov 24, 2021

Da Fellas! Much love. Tandem..

Mike Todd on Nov 24, 2021

Da Fellas! Much love. Tandem..

Mike Todd on Nov 24, 2021

Da Fellas! Much love. Tandem..

Mike Todd on Nov 24, 2021

Da Fellas! Much love. Tandem..

Dj Mike Todd on Nov 24, 2021

A great guy, a cool friend and of course a smooth Dj. We shared so much in common. All has changed now Brother Phil. Your light was so bright - Not sure how we go on without you. Always love for you, Doris, your family and the Dance Floor my Brother. Ya Dig! Dj Mike Todd

Tonja Singleton on Nov 23, 2021

I am at a loss for words! He was truly loved and appreciated. Life will not be the same without your spirit here on earth. God had a better plan for you. Thank you for being you Phil.....Praying for comfort for your family and friends. I will miss you! RIH

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