Mrs. Louise A. Phelps of Buies Creek passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Green Leaf Care Center in Lillington. She was born in Washington County, NC, the daughter of Franklin and Bessie Snell. Louise grew up in the loving home of her adoptive parents, Woodley and Eula Ambrose in the Cherry community near Creswell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Phelps, professor at Campbell University. Louise worked in the Language and Music Listening Lab at Campbell University for 36 years where she enjoyed connecting with the students. She was an avid fan of Lady Camel Basketball and in 1995, received a Certificate of Achievement from the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health for her outstanding contributions to North Carolina girl’s and women’s sports. Louise enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She was well known for her delicious bread and baking Christmas goodies which she shared with the community. Louise was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church where she gave graciously of her time and talent by serving on numerous committees.
Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek with Rev. Edward Beddingfield officiating. Burial will follow in Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington. The family will receive friends at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home Saturday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM and other times at her home.
Louise is survived by her daughter, Linda Wyrick and husband Terry of Greensboro, son, John M. Phelps II and wife Michele of Willow Spring, NC, 3 grandchildren, Sharon Killian and husband, Chris, Lisa Emmons and husband, Craig, Kimberly Perusich and husband, Mark, 5 great-grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as “Great-Momma”, sister, Glenda McCoy and husband, Mickey of Portsmouth, VA and numerous cousins from the Washington County area.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, PO Box 485, Buies Creek, NC 27506.
Arrangements by O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory, Lillington. Online condolences at www.op pfh.com