In Memoriam: LaDonna L. Phelps (1959-2023) | A Tribute to a cherished figure

LaDonna Lynn Phelps, a devoted Christian and loving wife, mother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully in her home in Newton Falls on Thursday, November 16th, 2023. She was 64 years old. Born to Leon and Lillian Reynolds Garrett on January 16th, 1959 in Elberton, Georgia, LaDonna was a kind-hearted soul who touched the lives of all those she met. She graduated from Elbert County High School and later attended Athens Technical School where she earned her nursing degree.

For over three decades, LaDonna worked tirelessly as a nurse before retiring from Victoria House in 2021. In her free time, she enjoyed pursuing her hobbies which included crocheting, sewing, baking, playing the piano and painting pictures. On April 25th, 1995, LaDonna exchanged vows with Walter Phelps and they shared many happy memories together until her passing.

LaDonna is survived by her mother Lillian; husband Walter; sons Wesley Davis and Tyler Phelps; daughter Julie Davis; brother Keith; sisters Saronda, Sherry and Tammie; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her father Leon passed away before her.

The family requests that friends and loved ones honor LaDonna’s memory by making donations to the ALS Association Northern Ohio chapter in lieu of flowers. The calling hours will be held at Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls on Tuesday evening from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by services at 6 p.m. May LaDonna rest in eternal peace as she continues to inspire those around her with love and kindness forevermore

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