Mary Wills Phelps, 87, of Hope, Arkansas passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 in Hope. She was born October 18, 1932 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas to Edgar and Ola Violet McRoy Willis.
Mary retired from Midland, TX ISD in food service and was a longtime member of New Life Church of Hope.
Mary is preceded in death by her mother and father, one son, Lloyd Phelps; one daughter, Linda Phelps; three sisters, Eddean Moses, Edna Reyenga, Marion Lafoon; one son-in-law, Andy Odell; and three brothers-in-law.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Edwin “Eddie” & Sherry Phelps of McNeil, AR; three daughters, Teresa Odell of Hope, Wanda Schobey & Buddy of Hope, and Tammy Aaron & Carl of Hope; two sisters, Gladys Brown of Teldo Bend, TX, Patsy Grooms & Leroy of Cotton Valley, LA; and one brother-in-law, John Lafoon; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10:00-11:00am Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at New Life Church
with funeral service beginning there at 11:00am. Interment will follow in Bright Star Cemetery with Bro. Matt Pagels and Bro. Anthony Needham officiating under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home Hope.