OBITUARY

Phyllis Jean Mays

September 17, 1944March 24, 2021
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Phyllis Jean Mays, 76, of Stuarts Draft, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the home of her daughter.

Ms. Mays was born on September 17, 1944 in Huntington, WV and was a daughter of the late Andy and Artie (Laney) Mays. She served the local community for many years as a caregiver for those in need. Phyllis enjoyed sewing, traveling, and was a great story teller. She never met a stranger and loved spending time with her family. Ms. Mays attended the Stuarts Draft Christian Fellowship.

Phyllis is survived by her special companion of 42 years, Buck Loan; a daughter, Kathy Robertson of Stuarts Draft; a son, Bobby Nicholas and wife Crystal of Pittsboro, NC; sisters, Mary White of Oklahoma City, Billie Joe (B.J.) Bowers and husband Jim of Huntington, WV; seven grandchildren, Lori Branch and husband Tracy of Stuarts Draft, Allen Robertson and wife Megan of Stuarts Draft, Jonathan Nicholas of Crimora, Mindie Nicholas and friend Rob Wood of Crimora, Jacob Nicholas of Crimora, Angel Nicholas of Pittsboro, NC, Abigail Nicholas of Pittsboro, NC; four great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Landon Robertson, Zoey and Payton Nicholas; numerous nieces and nephews; K9 Gracie; and special friends, Alice Loan and Jodi Burdette.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by a son, Roger Nicholas; son in law, Thomas “Bucky” Robertson; and two sisters, Gertrude Robertson and Martha White.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11 am at Stuarts Draft Christian Fellowship with Pastor Bruce Swartz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening, March 29, 2021 from 5 until 7 PM at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Current COVID-19 Guidelines will be followed during the visitation and funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the UVA Cancer Center by visiting: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1535/16-uva/giving.aspx?sid=1535&gid=16&pgid=16919&cid=29111&sort=1&bledit=1&dids=670.665.666.365.287&appealcode=21CCQ14WEB

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

  • FAMILY

  • Phyllis is survived by her special companion of 42 years, Buck Loan; a daughter, Kathy Robertson of Stuarts Draft; a son, Bobby Nicholas and wife Crystal of Pittsboro, NC; sisters, Mary White of Oklahoma City, Billie Joe (B.J.) Bowers and husband Jim of Huntington, WV; seven grandchildren, Lori Branch and husband Tracy of Stuarts Draft, Allen Robertson and wife Megan of Stuarts Draft, Jonathan Nicholas of Crimora, Mindie Nicholas and friend Rob Wood of Crimora, Jacob Nicholas of Crimora, Angel Nicholas of Pittsboro, NC, Abigail Nicholas of Pittsboro, NC; four great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Landon Robertson, Zoey and Payton Nicholas; numerous nieces and nephews; K9 Gracie; and special friends, Alice Loan and Jodie Burdett.


    Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Artie (Laney) Mays;a son, Roger Nicholas; son in law, Thomas “Bucky” Robertson; and two sisters, Gertrude Robertson and Martha White.
  • DONATIONS

  • UVA Cancer Center by visiting: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1535/16-uva/giving.aspx?sid=1535&gid=16&pgid=16919&cid=29111&sort=1&bledit=1&dids=670.665.666.365.287&appealcode=21CCQ14WEB

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment, Officiating

Memories

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Dorothy Nicely

March 29, 2021

My sincere condolences to Phyllis’s family, friends and her partner Buck.

Phyllis was a wonderful caretaker for my mother for quite a few years until my mother passed away. Phyllis was unfailingly patient, kind, funny, and a good friend to our entire family.

She was a dynamo and we all relied on her for so many things. I remember my mother’s doctor said that he would like a “Phyllis” if he was ever in the position of needing a caregiver, a high compliment I thought. My mother became so fond of Phyllis that we, her four daughters, often joked that she would trade us all in for Phyllis.

Phyllis touched many lives and I’m sure that she will be greatly missed by so many people whose lives she enriched.

Brenda Price

March 28, 2021

Kathy and Family,
Words cannot express how my heart is hurting for you all. Phyllis “Loretta” has always been one of my favorite ladies. She loved life and I loved our talks. I will miss her. May you find peace and comfort with all your memories. Prayers for you and Buck
Love, Brenda

Boonie & Lora Campbell

March 26, 2021

Phillis, was a sweet & loving lady ! The first time she met me I was already family!! She will be missed by everyone!! I know I will miss her so much ! God had work for her to do in heaven so he broke our hearts to take a angle home ! Phillis is healed hole and complete , no more pain, no more crying, no more Cancer !!!! Kathy, Lori and Allen I’m so sorry for y’all’s lost ! Y’all have had it rough this last few Months and I pray that God will give y’all peace and comfort and joy ! We love y’all so much !! If any of y’all need anything please let us know!!!!

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Biography

Phyllis Jean Mays, 76, of Stuarts Draft, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the home of her daughter.

Ms. Mays was born on September 17, 1944 in Huntington, WV and was a daughter of the late Andy and Artie (Laney) Mays. She served the local community for many years as a caregiver for those in need. Phyllis enjoyed sewing, traveling, and was a great story teller. She never met a stranger and loved spending time with her family. Ms. Mays attended the Stuarts Draft Christian Fellowship.

Phyllis is survived by her special companion of 42 years, Buck Loan; a daughter, Kathy Robertson of Stuarts Draft; a son, Bobby Nicholas and wife Crystal of Pittsboro, NC; sisters, Mary White of Oklahoma City, Billie Joe (B.J.) Bowers and husband Jim of Huntington, WV; seven grandchildren, Lori Branch and husband Tracy of Stuarts Draft, Allen Robertson and wife Megan of Stuarts Draft, Jonathan Nicholas of Crimora, Mindie Nicholas and friend Rob Wood of Crimora, Jacob Nicholas of Crimora, Angel Nicholas of Pittsboro, NC, Abigail Nicholas of Pittsboro, NC; four great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Landon Robertson, Zoey and Payton Nicholas; numerous nieces and nephews; K9 Gracie; and special friends, Alice Loan and Jodie Burdett.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by a son, Roger Nicholas; son in law, Thomas “Bucky” Robertson; and two sisters, Gertrude Robertson and Martha White.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11 am at Stuarts Draft Christian Fellowship with Pastor Bruce Swartz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening, March 29, 2021 from 5 until 7 PM at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Current COVID-19 Guidelines will be followed during the visitation and funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the UVA Cancer Center by visiting: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1535/16-uva/giving.aspx?sid=1535&gid=16&pgid=16919&cid=29111&sort=1&bledit=1&dids=670.665.666.365.287&appealcode=21CCQ14WEB

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.