Phipps graduated from Montgomery High School,
Montgomery, W.Va. She obtained her Registered Nursing
degree from the Laird Memorial Hospital School of
Nursing, Montgomery, W.Va.
professional experiences as an RN included Laird
Memorial Hospital, General Hospital, Prince Georges Md.,
Arlington Hospital, Arlington, and Fairfax Hospital,
Falls Church, from which she retired in 1982.
Phipps was a member of the First United Methodist
Church, Martinsville. She was an active member of the
United Methodist Women and also served as Chairperson of
her Circle. She was also a member of Women of Faith -
Walking in Faith.
Phipps was an active bridge player with two clubs and
enjoyed golfing with The Beaver Hills Lassies and The
Grasshoppers. She enjoyed entertaining friends and
family and was known by all as a loving, kind, and
caring lady. Mrs. Phipps was always ready to help anyone
she could. She was an avid Washington Redskins football
fan and enjoyed watching professional golf.
are her husband, Robert Eugene Phipps of the home; one
daughter, Linda Phipps King; and her husband; Dr. Joseph
King of Radford; and one son, Robert Eugene Phipps, Jr.
and his wife, Meg Scott Phipps of Haw River, N.C.; and
grandchildren, Dr. Kathryn King Cristaldi and her
husband, Joseph Cristaldi, Christopher S. King, Margaret
K. Phipps and Robert S. Phipps.
service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28,
2015, at the First United Methodist Church,
Martinsville, with the Rev. Keith Ritchie and Pastor Ron
Mateer officiating. Burial will be private at the
Hawfields Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Mebane, N.C.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
funeral service at the First United Methodist Church.
service will be held at King's Grant Victory Service at
a later time.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to King's
Grant Fellowship Fund, 350 Kings Way Rd, Martinsville,
VA 24112 or to the Alzhiemer's Association, 1160 Pepsi
Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
Funeral Services and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is
serving the Phipps family. Online condolences may be
Source: Norris Funeral Services & Crematory