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Carolyn Ann Phelps
  • Memorial Contributions may be made to:
  • Boys and Girls Home
    P.O. Box 127
    Waccamaw, NC 28450-0127
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Bitty & Beau's Coffee
    4949 New Centre Drive
    Wilmington, NC 28403

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“Regret hearing about Carolyn's passing. She was a very special person. May God grant you His peace and mercy at this time. Kermit and Shanna Phelps ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Kermit and Shanna Phelps - IN

“Carolyn was my cousin a year younger than me. She always had a smile, gave copious hugs and loved to laugh. She loved her family, her pets and she...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: PAT DOUGHTY - ONANCOCK, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Carolyn was an amazing person who was fortunate enough to be surrounded by amazing family and friends. God bless all of...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Paula Grounds - Clarksville, TN

“Francis and Dennis and Family,I am so sorry to read of the passing of your precious Carolyn. As your Hygienist for years, your old neighbor and...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Theresa Stanton - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Frances, I am so sorry about Carolyn. I was always impressed that she was so friendly and loving to those she met. You have been a good sister to...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Phyllis Connor - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I used to work with your sweet Mama many years ago, at "Grant's" on Coleman Blvd. She would bring you by from time to time, I know she...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend


7 of 16 | Posted by: Connie Meynardie - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“My heart is sad to learn the news of Carolyn. I only met her once, but she gave me a hug as if she had known me her whole life. She is with her mom...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Rose - N Charleston, SC

“Frances and family, please accept my sincerest sympathy in the loss of your sister, sweet Carolyn. I always enjoyed my times with her at the old...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Teresa Faircloth Babson - Ash, NC

“We will really miss seeing her at the old place, miss those sweet hugs, that seat smile. Just gonna miss sweet Carolyn. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Marie & Haywood Benton - NC

Such a beautiful smile! “She was such a bright light! ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: - Mt. Pleasant, SC - family

“Her beautiful soul and bouncy disposition made her a joy to know. Such love she sparked from all who knew her, especially her sister and brother-in...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Deb & Marty Aubuchon - St. Louis, MO

Christmas Joy!
13 of 16 | Posted by: - family

“God bless you Carolyn. Such a beautiful and kind soul. RIP ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Chris Phelps - Crooksville, OH

“RIP Carolyn. I were such an inspiration to everyone. Give VeeVee a hug. She loved u so much as did everybody. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Phelps - Shallotte, NC

“I am so sorry. Carolyn Ann sounds as though she was an amazing person! I am sending you prayers during this difficult time. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara O'Grady - Goose Creek, SC


Carolyn Ann Phelps, 68, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side. A private funeral service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Prospect Baptist Church, 1351 Makatoka Road, NW, Supply, N. C. 28462. Please follow all Covid recommended guidelines. Graveside services will also be held immediately following at Prospect Cemetery for those who are more comfortable in regards to Covid spacing. Carolyn's cousin Reverend Stephanie Croom will officiate.

Carolyn was born May 20, 1952 at James Walker Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina, the second daughter of the late Lorene Fearnside Phelps and Warren B. Phelps. Carolyn defied all odds, being born with Down Syndrome in 1952 and life expectancy was declared to be age 12 by her doctors. Sadly, she was not able to receive a formal education, but her patient, loving family taught her many wonderful skills, helping her to live an extremely joyful and full life. Carolyn made each person's life she encountered better. She loved with a freedom not many of us can imagine. She loved most all foods, but especially her shrimp and rice. She enjoyed drawing and coloring. She especially looked forward to Birthday Celebrations, of any kind, as "Birthday Cake' was her all-time favorite food group, coconut cake being the very best option of all! Carolyn came from a family with a rich musical background, and she loved to listen to music and sing along. Her all-time favorites were Johnny Cash, Ernie Haase, and Lynda Randle. She would love to shop for new "tapes" every chance she got. She also loved photos of family and spent much time enjoying looking through them. She also really loved to have her picture taken any time a camera was spotted in use!

She is survived by her loving Sister, Frances (Dennis, Sr.) Ward of Mt. Pleasant, SC and one nephew, Dennis (Cate Aubuchon) Ward, Jr. of St. Louis, MO. She was dearly loved by many Aunts, and Uncles, all of North Carolina. She also adored and cherished her all of her many cousins and extended and adopted families. Carolyn really looked forward to and enjoyed many family gatherings at the "Old Place" family farm in NC.

Her family would also like to thank the loving care helpers who provided support and tender assistance over the last few years.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Boys and Girls Home, P. O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC or to Bitty & Beau's Coffee, which is a company dedicated to the value, inclusion and acceptance of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They have worked hard to create a path for people with disabilities to become more valued, accepted and included in every community. Tax deductible gifts can be made to: Boys and Girls Home, P. O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450-0127 or Bitty & Beau's Coffee, 4949 New Centre Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.