Phyllis ("Phiz") Gray Phelps was born December 12th, 1936 and died June 24th, 2015. She was preceded in death by Mother and Father, Gertrude (Kirby) and Roy "Jack" Gray; Grandparents "Granny" Flora and "Papaw" Richie Gray, Genie and Anna Kirby; Brother, Owen D. Gray; Sister, Shirley J. Jessee; Nephews, Jackie Lynn and David Allen Jessee.
Survived by: Daughter Mata Jean Gray Banks and husband David Banks of New Tazewell; Grandsons, Byron "B.J." Banks (wife Caroline Chamberlain Banks and Step- Great-Granddaughter Ray lee) of Knoxville and William Banks of New Tazewell; Nieces, Karen D. (Jessee) Harper and Remona K. Jessee of Knoxville; Nephew, Rex Jessee of New Tazewell; Great Nieces, Lindsay Harper Pounds of Nashville and Harley Jessee of New Tazewell; Great Nephew Derek Harper of Knoxville; Half-brother Allen Buckner of Maynardville; and Special Friend , who is like a daughter, Rhonda Moyers of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Pallbearers: B.J. Banks, William Banks, Bucky Gray, Michael Joe Gray, Rex Jessee, and Weston Shipley.
Honorary pallbearers: Bob Gray, Bobby Gray, Mitchel Chittum II, James T. Chittum, Brad Chittum, Dennis Shipley and Lance Shipley.
Burial was held on Thursday June 25th in Burch Cemetery as per Phyllis' request to be buried privately within 24 hours of her death
The family will hold a Celebration of Life Ceremony on Friday, June 26th from 4 to 8 pm at the home of daughter and husband, Mata and David Banks. . Please visit Facebook © Page "The Chronicles of Mamaw Phiz" for more information on Phyllis' life.