Rose Mae Phelps Mays

Published 9:31 am Sunday, April 16, 2017

Rosa Mae Phelps Mays, 87, died at her home Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

She was born July 11, 1929, the daughter of the late James Franklin Phelps and Alice Hudson Phelps. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Harold Edward Mays, in 1992; a son, Edward; a daughter, Darlene; and great-grandchildren Emily Alvarez and Kimberly Sue Mays.

She was a homemaker and a member of Cooleemee Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: a son, John Mays and wife Peggy of Cooleemee; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Mays  of Cooleemee; 3 grandchildren, Michelle Guevara, Tammy Mays and Shannon White; great-grandchildren: Hennia Angel, Joshua Mays, Carmela Mays, Jesse Guevara, Stephanie Guevara, Nicholas Sanchez, Vanessa Sanchez, Brie White, Mia White, Lilly Sanchez and Serenity Fennell; plus 20 great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 14 at Davie Funeral Chapel. The celebration of life service was at 1 p.m. in the funeral chapel with Pastor John Groff and Pastor Chris Williams officiating. Burial followed in Legion Memorial Park.

Memorials: Cooleemee Presbyterian, PO Box 27, Cooleemee, 27014; or to Woodleaf Baptist, 7790 Woodleaf Rd., Woodleaf, 27054.