In Memory: LaDonna L. Phelps (1959-2023) – A Tribute to a Cherished Figure

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, the family of LaDonna Lynn Phelps mourned the loss of their beloved member. LaDonna passed away at her home in Newton Falls at the age of 64.

Born to Leon and Lillian Reynolds Garrett on January 16, 1959, in Elberton, Georgia, LaDonna was a devoted Christian who attended Elberton Church of God throughout her life. She graduated from Elbert County High School and went on to pursue her passion for nursing at Athens Technical School.

For over three decades, LaDonna worked as a nurse before retiring from her last job at Victoria House in 2021. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, sewing, baking, playing the piano and painting pictures.

On April 25, 1995, LaDonna exchanged vows with Walter Phelps in marriage. She is survived by her husband Walter, sons Wesley Davis and Tyler Phelps, daughter Julie Davis and siblings Keith Garrett, Saronda Garrett-Rogers Sherry Rogers-Garrett and Tammie Garrett-Davis. She also leaves behind three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Tragically, LaDonna’s father Leon passed away before her.

LaDonna’s family has requested that donations be made to the ALS Association Northern Ohio chapter in memory of their beloved member who devoted herself to caring for others throughout her life. The calling hours will be held on Tuesday November 21st from 5pm to 6pm at Bernard P Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls where services will take place at 6 pm.

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