Phelps, Patricia Keffer

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Patricia Keffer Phelps, 83, of Mechanicsville, born on July 20, 1938, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 27, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Edna Keffer and her youngest brother, Earl Keffer.

She is survived by her husband, Henry S. Phelps of 59 years; her daughters, Kimberly Williams (Bernard) and Melissa Grella (Brian); four grandchildren, Kennedy and Jackson Williams, and Nathan and Porter Grella; brothers, Tony Keffer (Sandy), Charles Keffer, and John Keffer (Bea), and many nieces and nephews.

She graduated from Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, Va., and attended Virginia Southern Business College, Roanoke, Va. She moved to Richmond in 1960 to start her career as a medical transcriptionist. Her talents, in this field drew her to many hospitals throughout the Richmond area, where she ended her career with Virginia Eye Institute. She will be remembered for having the sweetest alto voice as she loved to sing. She joined a sextet in High School, sang in numerous church choirs, as well as in a local Gospel Quartet known as the “Gospel Messengers”. She was a member of Hanover Evangelical Friends Church, where she served in many capacities, church food ministry, choir, vacation bible school. She took part in many Easter, Christmas plays and cantatas, etc. She will be missed by all who loved her!

The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, August, 31, 2021, at Woody’s Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Woody Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Dr., Sandston, VA 23150.

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