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Phyllis Wise Hooper

Posted By obits On July 1, 2020 @ 12:06 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 5 Comments

Phyllis Wise Hooper completed her earthly life of 91 years on June 22, 2020 at her home in Southern Shores. Married to Dwight Hooper for 63 years, she is survived by her four children Betty, Buddy, David, and Mike plus two grandsons, Jamie and David and two great-grandchildren, Ryu and Serenity.

Phyllis was born in Elizabeth City, December 16, 1928, raised in Stumpy Point by Dewey Wise (PopDo) and Josephine Meekins (Granny) and her adored older brother, Kipland. Upon graduating from North Carolina Women’s College in Greensboro, she moved with Dwight to Norfolk/Virginia Beach to raise her family and begin her career. She taught Business Education to disadvantaged adults with the Norfolk Public Schools until retirement. Phyllis and Dwight were always stalwart members of their community and church. They were active in their children’s lives and built two family homes, one in Southern Shores where they lived after retirement, enjoying boating, cruises, travel and life on the water. They always stayed connected to their roots in Stumpy Point and maintained lifelong friendships.

Phyllis was a longstanding contributing member of the United Methodist Church in Kitty Hawk. She was an avid reader and enthusiastic Kitty Hawk library patron. She became an early adapter to online Bridge, playing recreationally with people around the world, as well as meeting socially with a neighborhood bridge group. Phyllis was an immaculate homemaker who loved decorating, cooking, shopping and entertaining. She was a loving mother and grandmother, devoted wife, respected teacher and valued, trusted friend to many. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and interest in helping others.

Her family will celebrate her life in a private service on the anniversary of her marriage.

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 Dalen Holmes on July 1st, 2020 5:30 pm

So sorry to read of Phyllis’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. I really enjoyed when she and Dwight came to my parents house (Hazel and Bill) to play Bridge and compare stories about who grew up in the smallest town. Dwight always won when he talked about his high school graduation.
Sending your entire family lots of love and hugs.

Condolence from Lennon & Sharon Hooper on July 2nd, 2020 2:22 pm

To the family, we have known your Mother many years. In fact, we have stayed at Phyllis & Dwight’s home many times which was always most enjoyable. Our fond memories of your Mother will always be with us. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, L.W. & Sharon

Condolence from Pam on July 3rd, 2020 7:16 am

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Phyllis. She was a wonderful person & your tribute to her was right on. May she RIP.

Condolence from Hal Chappell on July 3rd, 2020 1:13 pm

The Hooper Home in the Homestead subdivision of Virginia Beach, was a gathering place for all the other kids in the neighborhood. Betty had left for school/career , but Buddy, David, and Mike were all active athletically, so their basketball goal in the backyard was a favorite place to be on Summer nights till dark. Phyllis and Dwight were present, but gave all us kids room to be kids without interference. If there was ever an idyllic, all American, setting to raise families, it was Homestead and the Hooper family was a large part of that. To Phyllis, Dwight, and the other parents that raised the Homestead kids, our memories are filled with love of that time, and we thank you for your lives shared. With love and sympathy.

Condolence from Diane and Jeff Fischer on July 5th, 2020 7:42 pm

Phyllis was such a dear lady and a strong member of our KHUMC family of faith. Always quick with a smile and greeting. I am sorry to hear of her passing, but I do know she left an awesome family legacy and a strong example of Christian faith and action for us all. Our prayers are with all of her family.

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