Joyce M. Phelps

Published 11:58 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AHOSKIE, NC – Joyce Anne Myers Phelps, age 80, passed away on March 14, 2017 at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Phelps was born on September 6, 1936 in Windsor, NC, and was the daughter of the late Jesse Bernard and Doris Cowan Myers. She was a homemaker and was a member of Open Arms Church, Ahoskie, NC. Joyce loved her family and animals. She enjoyed spending time at the beach and listening to beach music. Joyce was always there to help anyone in need. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Phelps; and her fur babies, Fritz and Princess.

Joyce Anne is survived by one sister, Jean Myers Lovette of Virginia Beach, VA; three brothers, Jessie “JB” Bernard Myers and his wife Joyce of Ahoskie, Carroll Spencer Myers of Ahoskie, and Bobby Hyde Myers and his wife Linda of Murfreesboro, NC; four step-children; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Open Arms Church, Ahoskie, NC, with the Rev. Joe Lassiter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Open Arms Church, 1418 Hwy 461, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by visiting, type Joyce Phelps.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel handled the arrangements for the Phelps family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting