Shirley Phillips, co-founder of Philips Seafood, dies

Published on
January 2, 2018

The funeral for Shirley Elizabeth Flowers Phillips, the co-founder of Phillips Seafood, a Baltimore, Maryland-based restaurant chain, took place on 30 December in Ocean City, Maryland.

Phillips, who was 95 years old, died on 25 December.

“She lived an extraordinary life and taught us all so much about leadership, loyalty, friendship and love,” Phillips Seafood said on its Facebook page. “She will be greatly missed.”

Phillips was first a processing facility, called the A.E. Phillips & Son processing plant, which sourced wild crabs, fish and oysters in season from the Chesapeake Bay. 

In 1956, the Phillips family opened its first restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland, to market their surplus crabs.

In addition to its Ocean City, location, Phillips operates several restaurants in Baltimore; Atlantic City, New Jersey; FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland; along with several restaurants at airports and casinos.

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