Sylvia Pauline (Richardson) Phelps

February 22, 1938 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 79)

Sylvia P. Phelps


    Sylvia Pauline Phelps, 79, of New Boston, passed away Friday, Jan.19, 2018 at the SOMC Hospice Center.  She was born Feb.22, 1938 in Ohio, a daughter of the late William Estil and Myrtle Pauline Richardson Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband David Lee Phelps in 2010; 2 sons, William Black and David Lee Black; 2 daughters, Lillian Fay Gilbert and Linda Lee Artencio; 4 brothers, Virgil, William, Earl and Bobby Adams and one sister, Tammy Adams.

    She is survived by 2 sons; Henry Orvelle Black of Columbus and Edward Estle Black of Portsmouth; 5 brothers, Roger Adams of Waco, TX, John Adams of Colorado, Gary Adams of Portsmouth, Charles Adams of NC, David Adams of Wheelersburg; 4 sisters, Shirley Collett of Portsmouth, Sharon Kay Danuelos of Colorado, Pam Acosta of Houston, TX, Patty Monk of West Portsmouth; 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

    There are to be no scheduled services.  Online condolences may be shared at www.

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