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Leyta Faye Gardner Phelps

April 24, 1926 August 19, 2011
Leyta Faye Gardner Phelps
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Obituary for Leyta Faye Gardner Phelps

Mrs. Leyta Faye Gardner Phelps, 85, of Roper died Friday, August 19, 2011, at Chowan Hospital in Edenton.
Born April 24, 1926 in Martin County she was the daughter of the late Major Gardner and Estelle Jones Gardner and was preceded in death by her sisters, Verna Hopkins, Irene Hopkins, Bernice Capps, brothers, Marvin Hardison and Dick Hardison. Mrs. Phelps was a retired sales representative with Roses Department Stores, attended Zion's Chapel Church of Christ and was a member of Fairview Christian Church.
Her family includes her husband, Carlton Aubrey Phelps of Roper, N.C.; daughters, Deborah P. Davenport and Carleen P. Steigerwald of Roper, N.C.; sisters, Mary Clyde Peele and Reba Grimes of Williamston, N.C.; brother, C.B. "Pete" Gardner of Williamston, N.C.; grandchildren, Joshua Davenport, Isaac Davenport and Joseph Steigerwald.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Fairview Christian Church, Williamston with Joshua Davenport and Mark Wilmoth officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Zion's Chapel Church of Christ, Roper and other times at the residence. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.


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