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Maurice “Phelpie” Edmondson

Posted By Jessica Twiford On November 23, 2021 @ 11:30 am In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 26 Comments

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Maurice Phelps (“Phelpie”) Edmondson, 85, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his residence.  Phelpie was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina.  He retired from Dare County and Coastal Redi-Mix.  Phelpie was the Dare County Public Services Director and was instrumental in the construction of the Public Works Complex, the Dare County Animal Shelter, the Skyco Water Plant and in starting the Mosquito Control Program.  While working with Coastal Redi-Mix, he was the Plant Supervisor in Buxton.  Phelpie was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church where he was the head Deacon.  He was also a member of the Dare Country Shrine Club, a Mason of the Manteo Masonic Lodge, a Roanoke Island Easter Star (Past Worthy Patron), and a member of the Manteo Lions Club (Past President) where he ran the Lost Colony concession stand for many years.  Throughout his life, Phelpie served on numerous boards and committees, including the Dare County Airport Authority Board and the Dare Days Committee.

Phelpie graduated from Bath High School in 1955 and was voted “cutest” in his class.  After high school he joined the United States Army.  Upon returning from Germany, he began working with Merita Bread Company and met his wife.  They were married on October 10, 1959 and moved to Manteo.  Phelpie delivered bread and eggs to Hatteras and Ocracoke for many years.  He and his wife raised their family in Manns Harbor where they made life-long friends, which they always considered to be like family.

He loved to help people and often visited people in hospitals and nursing homes.  He also enjoyed wildlife and gardening.  Phelpie loved to hunt and traveled to many states to do so, including  Maine, Florida and New Mexico.  He was a competitive horseman and traveled the world to golf.  However, his favorite place to be was in the woods in East Lake listening to the dogs run where he was fondly known by his hunting buddies as “Slick.”  Phelpie spent many an hour there.  He also enjoyed his daily rides in the truck with Jimmy and Jack.

Phelpie was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Noble Edmondson, and his parents, Maurice O. Edmondson and Audrey W. Edmondson.  He was a loving Father to his daughters, Donna Lynn Elliott, and his favorite son-in-law, Mike Elliott of Kill Devil Hills and Carol Edmondson (Cindy Miller) of Manteo.  He was the best Granddaddy to Brooke Michel Elliott (Jarred Dichek) of Miami, Florida and Michael Edmondson Elliott (Chloe Singla) of Kill Devil Hills.  He is also survived by his sister, Marie Riddick of Warsaw, NC and brother, Don Edmondson of Columbia, NC, as well as by many nieces and nephews (whom he loved to tease) and numerous friends.

Phelpie will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.

A service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 3:00 at Manteo Faith Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Manteo Faith Baptist Church, 1037 Burnside Road, Manteo, North Carolina 27954.

“He was an unforgettable friend to all who knew him.
His kindness touched the lives of many.”
– Psalms 62-1-8

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.


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Condolence from Glenda Waldrep on November 23rd, 2021 12:13 pm

I will miss my next door neighbor. He always had a smile & wave when outside doing yard work. But I know where he is now, enjoying his first Thanksgiving & Christmas in heaven.

Condolence from John and Terry Grant on November 23rd, 2021 1:43 pm

So very sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

Condolence from Judy Williams on November 23rd, 2021 1:48 pm

So sorry for lost of your father my prayers with you an Cindy an your sister her family ❤❤

Condolence from Tommy and Linda Tilley on November 23rd, 2021 2:46 pm

Rest In Peace, my Friend.

Condolence from Donna Sandel on November 23rd, 2021 2:49 pm

He will be missed. He was a great servant of Jesus during our West Virginia mission trips. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Holly Meekins Williams on November 23rd, 2021 6:29 pm

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers in your great loss. Sincere sympathies.

Condolence from Angela Thompson on November 23rd, 2021 6:47 pm

Thankful for fond memories of Vacation Bible School and his servant heart. Phelpie was a staple and such a great host to us when we visited. Praying for the family

Condolence from Eddie Twyne on November 23rd, 2021 7:59 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with Phelpie’s family. He was a good friend and was always ready to share a laugh or two.

Condolence from Bobby owens on November 23rd, 2021 9:21 pm

A very caring person, a loyal and true friend.

Condolence from Marcia Bryant on November 23rd, 2021 9:49 pm

Donna and Carol,
I’m very sorry to have lost such a great man of the community. Your dad was well respected and loved by many. It’s only been a few weeks ago I had dinner with him…he was helping Jimmy Basnight cook seafood at Jamie’s. I pray you have lots of good memories stored away.

Condolence from Ronnie, Jody & Slade Sloan on November 24th, 2021 7:14 am

Phelpie was a delight to know. He loved his church family and always tried to keep up with us. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him here on this earth. We know we will see him again in heaven and he will give us that big smile.
Prayers for all of the family, may you feel the the comfort of knowing he is in heaven rejoicing.

Condolence from Kevin Eubank on November 24th, 2021 7:27 am

Donna and Family, Sorry for the loss of your father. May God bless you all through these tough times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kevin, Cindy, & Elliott Eubank

Condolence from Merry Ann Liverman on November 24th, 2021 12:14 pm

Phelpie will be missed.He helped people in need . Praying for you Donna, Carol and family

Condolence from Terry and Jane Gray on November 24th, 2021 2:51 pm

ToDonna and family: our prayers are with you to give you strength in this time. May you be reassured that He is in Heaven with his Savior. RIP Phelpie.

Condolence from Susan Mccuiston on November 25th, 2021 1:35 am

You will be missed! Always smiling, a kind heart, his actions exemplified Christ.
Matthew 25:23: His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.
To the fai, in our prayers and thoughts ❤️‍❤️‍

Condolence from LINDA Ambrose on November 25th, 2021 7:31 am

Sorry for your family’s loss

Condolence from Vanessa Walston on November 25th, 2021 12:25 pm

So very sorry for your loss ! You all are in my thoughts & prayers . Keep ALL your memories close to your hearts for there he will live on .

Condolence from Sandra austin on November 25th, 2021 4:54 pm

So sorry Donna and family if you need anything please let us know as we always have good memories of your family Sandra and Debbie A ustin

Condolence from Greg &Anna Creef Kennels on November 27th, 2021 5:50 pm

Donna Lynn an Ed. So many memories from little feller growing up with all our harbor friends and all thru life. We talked on the first day of hunting season just like we always do We will surly miss him also. Our thoughts and prayers our with you all.

Condolence from Georgia Wilson Pope on November 28th, 2021 12:41 pm

All of my wonderful memories of Bayview include Phelpie, Don, and Marie. A wonderful family and I am thankful and blessed to share the Edmondson name and family. Thoughts, prayers, and love to all.

Condolence from Robert Mauldin on November 28th, 2021 1:38 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, Phelps has been a friend going back when we both worked bread trucks, he would do anything to help anyone, we both retired and ended up being coffee drinkers at McDonald’s, I’ve spent many a enjoyable hour with him
My prayers and condolences are with all of his family

Condolence from Faye Lewark Daniels on November 29th, 2021 5:37 pm

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

Condolence from Mike Shaw on December 1st, 2021 4:01 pm

I have many fond memories of my cousins Don and Phelpie. We visited often when we were all young. They loved to tease and even got me to try and ride a goat! I still laugh with Don about that trip. Phelpie was a good man!!!

Condolence from Connie Selby Ferrell on December 5th, 2021 1:33 pm

Donna Lynn and Carol…so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Having lost my own recently I can understand your pain. May your years of memories sustain you.

Condolence from Connie Moran Cruce on December 5th, 2021 5:23 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with this family. Mr. Phelpie, was a very kind man. He hunted with my daddy in Florida and attended church when he visited, they always had a great time.

Condolence from Pam and Ralph Jones on December 7th, 2021 4:06 pm

Donna Lynn, Carol and Family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of your dad’s death. He was a good friend to each of us and we already miss seeing him at the post office. He surely loved you girls and the grandchildren Keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers.

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