Gwendolyn Alexander Phelps

Born: Fri., Oct. 21, 1949
Died: Thu., Sep. 6, 2012

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Gwendolyn Alexander "Gwen" Phelps, 62, was victorious over Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC) on September 6, 2012 at her home on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. Gwen was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. We are so proud of her and her journey through cancer. She was Christ''s beloved. Her battle with cancer made her Christ''s princess warrior, and she felt so used by the Lord through her cancer journey. Anyone who came in her home could not leave unless she asked them if Jesus was their Savior. Is He yours?

Thursday, September 6th, Gwen was surrounded by her husband, daughter, son, sister-in-law, friend, and wonderful Hospice nurse. Hymns were sung over her. Prayers of mercy and grace were lavished upon her. Tears of joy and sadness were ever present. Love abounded as she smiled, took her last breath, and was greeted by Jesus, her Savior, in Heaven.

Gwen was born on October 21, 1949 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to the late James Rudolph Alexander and Mildred Opal Poole Alexander. She grew up in Louisiana, was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Lake, Louisiana and a graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, Louisiana. She married Rodger Dale Phelps on June 13, 1970. They made their home in Sulphur, Louisiana moving to Greensboro eight years ago in June of 2004. Besides being a wife, she was a wonderful Mom and Granny. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and, most of all, her family.

In addition to her husband, Rodger Dale Phelps of Greensboro, Georgia, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Candace Phelps Fry and John Fry, Jr. of Macon, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Stuart Phelps and Hope Brown Phelps of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother and sister-in-law, Waymon Alexander and Anita of Iowa, Louisiana; four grandchildren: Kelsey Phelps, Elijah Phelps, Camille Fry and John Thomas Fry. She was preceded in death by her brother, James "Bud" Alexander.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Greensboro, Georgia at McCommons Chapel with Dr. Joe Brown and Dr. Timothy Brown officiating. Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31202. The family requests that any memorials be made to NarroWay Productions (, Martha C. Kinnecom PPC Foundation ( or a charity or church of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
My love and prayers and deepest sympathy to all the family. We have walked this journey with you as you so lovingly shared these last days with your precious mom. What a witness for Jesus !! Love, Jane Cobb

Kathy & Richard Matthews
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
Our heavy hearts go out to all of you. We know that you are all sad and yet you all know Gwen is in the "Highest of Places" she can be. No more pain, just happiness that she is with GOD! As I look out my window at your home, I am so glad to see how the Sun is shining today. I know Gwen is looking down smiling and at peace, giving you all the strength you will need in the next couple of days. We are here if you need us. Your Neighbors, Richard, Kathy, Vern and Mary

Stan Purser
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that God will strengthen and comfort you during this season of sorrow. In Christ's love Stan and Debbie Purser

Jim & Louise Reinoehl
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
Our sincere condolences, Candace & John, to your entire family. Your mom was an amazing, strong lady whose impact for The Kingdom will last and last.

Melvin and Rhonda Guice
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
The family of Gwenie Phelps, we are sorry for your lost.

Aunt Hazel Guice
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
I was very sadden to here of Gwenie's passing.

Diana & David Foster
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family now. We will always have great memories of Gwen and the Phelps family.

Kimberly Umbrage
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Gwen was a beautiful woman inside and out!! Not to mention a great cook!!! I will always cherish the recipe she shared with me while visiting my Mom and Larry here in Albuquerque. Gwen is with the Lord her savior!! Love always, Kimberly and Gerald

Carolyn Poole Price
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
I know Gwennie is rejoicing in heaven with all our family that were there before us. She will be greatly missed by so many. Rodger, Candace and Stuart, I will keep you in my prayers during this sorrowful time. God will be with you. Your Cousin, Carolyn Price

Randy Kasprzyk
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
Roger, I am sorry about Gwen, my thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Cynthia Patterson DeLaSalle
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
So sorry for the parting of our dear and sweet cousin, Gwennie...we have always felt so close to the Alexander family and will surely miss her..Praying for the comfort of the family and God to hold your hand on this long and painful journey...God Bless you Roger, Candace and Stuart...

Charlene Chiasson
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
Gwen had a special gift of sweetness and warmth that permeated her soul. The light of Christ was ever present in her gentle smile. She was indeed an incredible example of believing and trusting in the Lord. Our hearts mourn her loss and yet celebrate her victory and her life!

Carol Moak Buchert
   Posted Fri September 07, 2012
My sympathy to all of the family. You will all be in my prayers. Gwen was a sweet and graceful friend and classmate at Sulphur High School. She is fondly remembered by many.

Selena Maldonado
   Posted Sat September 08, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gwen is now able to give all the hugs, kisses and protection in Heaven as she promised she would. Stay strong and love each other through the sorrow. With love, Selena Maldonado

Bryan Logan & Janet Dewar
   Posted Sat September 08, 2012
Rodger, Candace and Stuart We were so sorry to hear of Gwen's death. We have many happy (MAPPS box lunch) memories of Gwen and and you. Our thoughts are with you at this time

Paul, Sharon, Cassidy and Hannah Phelps
   Posted Sat September 08, 2012
Uncle Rodger, Stuart and Candace and Family, We are deeply saddened to read of Aunt Gwen's passing. I have many fond memories of trips made to Sulphur growing up and Aunt Gwen making me feel at home while staying at your house. I will always remember the Thanksgiving gatherings with all of the Family and singing and music. Our thoughts and Prayers continue to be with you all for strength and support. Paul and Sharon Phelps

Jewell & Bob Forlaw
   Posted Sat September 08, 2012
Rodger & family, It really hurt when we heard that Gwen was no longer with us but had joined our heavenly home. She will be truly missed by all of us. Please accept our sincere sympathy. God Bless, Jewell & Bob Forlaw

Loyd, Sandra and Hunter Ramsey
   Posted Sat September 08, 2012
Our sympathies to the Phelps family. Mrs. Phelps will sorely be missed by her friends at NarroWay Ministries. Our hope is our new "Wounded Warriors" will know Mrs. Phelps' peace through their faith in Jesus Christ. All of us know she's "Really Gonna Like This Place!"

Jo Anne Jackson
   Posted Sun September 09, 2012
Her sweet smile, her huge heart, her love of Christ, family and friends; what bountiful blessings she bestowed on everyone she met. Her life's work done, she is now resting in peace, in God's love. May we all be thankful for the time she shared with us, for it was a true blessing. May God grand you comfort and peace. Jo Anne Jackson

Mike Norsworthy
   Posted Sun September 09, 2012
Rodger I know it's been a long time since we've talked. Sorry for your loss of Gwen's presence, but it sounds like she understood where her true home was and is! Sincerely, Mike Norsworthy

   Posted Sun September 09, 2012
We are so happy we were able to come by and visit with you, Roger, Wayman, Anita and family. We send our deepest sympthy and prayers. Wanda Sue & Harold Gregory and daughter Lisa Joe and family

Bilbie Chesser
   Posted Sun September 09, 2012
Roger, Candice, and Stuart: Thinking of you in the loss of our sweet cousin, Gwenie. Many time when all the families were together, I can just see her and my younger sisters running and playing together. Lots of memories to cherish. It is a blessing knowing she is with Jesus! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! From the cousins- Bilbie, Virgile, Bobbye Jean, Wanda Sue, Brenda Gayle, and Olissa

Pamela Johnson Hollier
   Posted Sun September 09, 2012
As a cancer survivor, I am so sorry for Gwen's end of her battle - yet, envious of her journey she is taking now. My birthday is September 10, and I will be with your family in prayer for my Christian school mate. My husband and I will be donating to our church in Gwen's name this Sunday! God Bless you all.

Daryl and Connie Covington
   Posted Mon September 10, 2012
You will be missed so much Gwen, but so glad that your pain is finally over and that you are with your father in Heaven. Now praying for your sweet family that you have left behind. Love you all.

Kathrine Cargo
   Posted Mon September 10, 2012
To the Phelps Family, I was sorry to read of your recent loss. Please find strength in the memories of your wife and mother. Sincerely, Kathrine Cargo

Mary Granger Richard
   Posted Mon September 10, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. Gwen was a wonderful person. I know she is at peace with the Lord.

George Hooker
   Posted Wed September 12, 2012
Rodger please accept my condolences and prayers you all are like family and when I first received notice and every day thereafter as I would be reminded I would pray for God’s mercy and comforting hand on all your lives. We always pray for healing for a loved one who is sick or disabled and sometimes God answers those prayers with temporary healing because he knows that there is more to be done. And others he answers their prayers with the ultimate healing knowing their work is done, and his statement is well done my good and faithful servant enter into the presence of the lord. I know the pain is gone and she has received a new body and she will be waiting there for you when your work is done. God bless you and your family Respectfully George

   Posted Wed September 12, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.