Sybil Jane Bush Phelps

Published 3:02 pm Friday, March 17, 2023

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Sybil Phelps went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2023, at the age of 84. She was at her home surrounded by family.

Sybil Jane Bush Phelps

She is survived by her husband, Claud E. Phelps Sr.; son, Claud E. (Jill) Phelps Jr.; daughter, Ava (Mark) Basso; five grandchildren, Kristi Basso, Emily (Travis) Bennett, Tana Grace Cashio, Tyler Phelps and Sam Phelps.

Sybil was one of twelve children born to the Bush family at Rome, Alabama. She is survived by her brothers, Billy (Ruth) Bush, Joe (Kay) Bush, and Wayne (Carmen) Bush; her sisters, Rose Hutchinson, Alice Toohill, and Vivian (Carl) Douglass; sister-in-law, Cathryn Bush; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Daniel Tyler Phelps; parents, Willis and Marie Bush; brothers, Charles Bush and Hiram Bush; sisters, Margaret Beasley, Louise Smith and Diane Little.

She was a strong Christian who loved the Lord and served Him in many ways from teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and welcoming the youth to her home for activities. She was very wise and very determined. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was always willing to help others and give of herself asking nothing in return.

She entered the gates of Heaven and was reunited with her grandson, Daniel Tyler Phelps, and other family members who have gone on before. She had many crowns laid up for her in Heaven because of her love for the Lord and her service to Him.

We sorrow but not as those with no hope. We know we will see her again in Heaven, and what a great reunion that will be.

There will be a visitation and service at French Corner Baptist Church, 39715 Teel Road, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, officiated by Bro. Eric Hattaway and Bro. Louis Husser on Monday, March 20, 2023. Family visitation and viewing will be from 9 until 10 a.m., public viewing and visitation from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the service beginning at 1 p.m. Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, 12012 Highway 190 W., Hammond, Louisiana 70401 will be in charge of the arrangements. The pallbearers will be Sam Phelps, Travis Bennett, Trey O’Neill, Jordan Adams, Kenny Paul Matthews, and Tony Bergeron.

There will be a visitation, funeral and graveside service at Pleasant Home Baptist Church, 6107 Eagle Road, Andalusia, on Saturday, March 25, officiated by Pastor Waylon Bush and Joshua Douglass. Family visitation and viewing will be from 9 until 10 a.m. with public visitation and viewing from 10 until 11 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Home Cemetery. Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home, 1516 M. L. King, Jr. Expressway, Andalusia, will be in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Sam Phelps, Travis Bennett, Shane Bush, Wesley Cross, Christopher Bush and Cayden Bush with honorary pallbearers being Tyler Phelps, Carl Smith, and Conner Smith.

Her favorite color was pink, and if anyone would like to honor her memory by wearing pink, please feel free to join us in doing so.

We want to say a special thank you to her caregivers, Summer from Audubon Hospice, Ms. Carla Hughes, Ms. Tia Allen, Jada Bryant O’Neill, and Connie James. We thank them for their kindness and the amazing care they provided through God’s love.