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Friday January 8th, 2021
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Edna Phipps

Four Oaks, NC: Mrs. Edna Adams Phipps, age 82, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at her residence.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00AM, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church, Benson, NC.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Revs. Scott Johnson and Joe Brown will officiate.               Mrs. Phipps was born September 30, 1938 in Johnston County to the late George Cleo and Eva Everette Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherrill Franklin Phipps, Sr., sisters, Edith Moore, Wanda Boyette and Carolyn Williams, brother, Johnny Adams; and brothers-in-law, Tom Boyette, George Massengill, Sr., and Thomas Moore. Mrs. Phipps retired from First Federal Bank as vice president of the mortgage and loan division.  She was also the co-owner of Sherrill Phipps Trucking, INC.  She was a member of Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church where she served in many capacities. The Edna Phipps Society was named in her honor, where she mentored the young ladies of the church. Surviving include her son, Sherrill Franklin “Frankie” Phipps, Jr., and wife, Teresa; grandchildren, Tiffany Phipps-Adams and husband, Blake, and Sherrill Franklin “Frank” Phipps, III; great-grandchildren, Blake Gary Adams, Jr., Hamilton Adams, Mariannah Adams, John William Adams and Eva Mae Adams; sisters, Brenda Beasley and husband, Morris, and Diane Massengill; brother, Harold Adams; brother-in-law, James “Poodle” Williams; sisters-in-law, Ginger Adams and Emma Lee Allen and husband, Eustace;  many loving nieces and nephews; special caregivers, Laura Faye Barefoot and Cindy Lee. Mrs. Phipps’ register book will be available for you to sign on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 9:00AM-5:00PM at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC. The family will not be present during this time.                 In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required for all services.               Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials if you wish, may be made to the Southern Region WH&FMS of the Advent Christian Church, C/O Bonnie Dunn, PO Box 87, Benson, NC 27504.              Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC

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Frankie and family--I am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family. I accidentally saw this announcement while looking for someone else. You may not remember me, but I was your 2nd grade teacher at Mary Stewart School. (My name was Johnson then.) I looked at the pictures and remember your mom as a very nice lady. I also remember fondly you as that little boy with the blond hair. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Kathryn Surles Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Phipps

Marie Matthews Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

Frankie and family, I am so sorry to read anout Ednas death. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Collier Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

Mrs. Edna was always a sweet and kind lady to me. I will always remember her and I pray that God will comfort her family and friends during this most difficult time.

Connie Allen Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

I am saddened to hear of Edna's passing. All the family will be in my prayers for the good Lords peace, comfort, and strength during this difficult time.

John L. Boyette Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Mrs Edna was a very special lady to me. Sorry for your loss.

Ellen Lee Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Edna was a wonderful Christian lady and a special Sister In Law. I will miss her. Love and prayers for you, Frankie and family. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Ginger Adams Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Johnny and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family. So many good memories of Edna at the lake. Such a wonderful person.

Johnny and Brenda Davis Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Sending Love and prayers for strength and comfort at this difficult time Edna was a good friend and a very pretty lady loved her much .

Mary Frances Bass Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Phipps

David, Jean, Susan and Davy Lee Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

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