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Roxboro, NC, 27573
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Obituary
Inez Rogers Phelps
July 03, 1927 - July 16, 2017
Born in Person County, NC
Resided in Person County, NC
Visitation
Thursday July 20, 2017, 1-2 PM
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
 
Service
Thursday July 20, 2017, 2 PM
Chapel Service
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Inez Rogers Phelps died peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Duke University Hospital. Inez had just celebrated her 90th birthday on July 3. She was a native and lifelong resident of Roxboro, North Carolina. Inez was the daughter of the late Clyde Allen and Gracie Blalock Rogers. She was the widow of Malcolm Edward Phelps. Inez was married for over 50 years to "Mac", the one and only love of her life.

Surviving are her daughter Karen Phelps Stuart (Rex), two granddaughters, Kara Elizabeth Hergenrader (Matt) and Mary Kaitland Davis (Gene) all of Raleigh, two grandsons, Kyle Christian Fuller (Lisa) of Roxboro and Guy Edward Fuller (Carey) of Phoenix, VA; eight great-grandchildren, Madison & Lucas Fuller, Brooke Fuller Smith (Cody), Tracie Fuller, Garrett and Emma Gray Hergenrader, Wynn and Libby Ann Davis. Also surviving are one brother, Howard Rogers (Ercelle), one sister, Velma Woody (Jack), both of Roxboro, and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Newsome (Bob) of Ahoskie; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth Diane Fuller Harris; her grandson, Troy Joseph Fuller, and her great-granddaughter, Samantha Joseph Fuller; also her brothers, Gadis Rogers, Judson Rogers, and Berlie Rogers.

Inez obeyed God, trusted in Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and walked in the Spirit. She became a Christian as a young woman at Berry's Grove Baptist Church, she was charter member of Somerset Baptist and at the time of her death was a member of Clement Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School for 30 years, sang in the choir, was involved in missions and the Beulah Baptist Association, serving on various committees, and directing many projects and programs. She was also a member of the Person County Grange.

She was an excellent cook who could quickly get a wonderful meal on the table. She enjoyed trying new recipes and then happily sharing them.

Inez was a creative crafter and a perfectionist in her many endeavors. She dried and arranged wildflowers and grapevine wreaths. She made baskets, embroidered, and cross-stitched. She made porcelain dolls for her daughters and grandchildren. Inez made many holiday figurines and ornaments which are cherished heirlooms.

Inez was an avid reader, sometimes reading four books a week. Her favorite author was Nora Roberts. She received many gift cards to Barns and Noble.

She leaves behind a legacy of service--service to her family, friends, and church. She always used her gifts and talents in love. She was a spiritual mentor and woman of deep faith and prayer, one who walked humbly with her Lord and inspired others to do the same. She heard the call, she answered the call, she ran the race, she finished well, and now she is hearing "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

The family wishes to thank Rebecca Mooney, Monica Lewis, and Noma Strickland for their care and devotion to our dear loved one. The family also wishes to acknowledge and thank Joanne Howerton who was a faithful friend, encourager, and driver for Inez in her later years.

Her memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 2:00 PM at Brooks & White Funeral Home in Roxboro, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 PM to 2 PM and immediately after the service.