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Shelby G. Phelps

December 10, 1943 - October 10, 2019

Shelby Grimstead Phelps, a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away
unexpectedly October 10, 2019. Through the grace of God she was surrounded by her
family as she took her last breath and rose to her heavenly home. Shelby was born to the
late Herman (Polk) and Margaret (Katie) Grimstead in London Bridge, Virginia in
December 1943. She graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1962. Shelby built
her life around her family and friends and was a loving and giving daughter, sister, wife,
mother, aunt and grandmother. She was a charter member in the Order of the Eastern
Star, Lynnhaven Chapter #184 with over 50 years of service. She built her career as an
Shelby was predeceased by the love of her life and very loving husband Lee Roy Phelps,
Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Margaret Boorom (Mike), Cheryl
Pavlecka (Steve), and her stepson Tim Phelps (Wendy), her brother Albert Earl
Grimstead, her treasured grandchildren Phil (Diana), Nathaniel, Matthew, Sean, Jacob,
Tanner and Tessa, her nephews Craig Grimstead and Kevin Grimstead (Sharon) and
many other loving family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 pm on October 13 at Altmeyer Funeral Home –
Maestas Chapel followed by a graveside service at 2:00 pm at Nimmo United Methodist
In lieu of flowers Shelby requested donations are made to St. Jude Children’s Research

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel

1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Nimmo United Methodist Church

2200 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

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