Phyllis K. Story

Published 2:10 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2022

EDENTON, North Carolina – Phyllis Keeter Story, 86, widower of Gilbert Henley Story, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Sept. 19, 2022, with her devoted daughters and other loving family members by her side. She passed away in her home on the shores of the Chowan River with the quiet waters and view she cherished.

Born Feb. 22, 1936 in Franklin and a former resident of Walters, Virginia, she was a graduate of Louise Obici School of Nursing. She was a retired registered nurse and a longtime night supervisor at Southampton Memorial Hospital, a nurse at Courtland Health Department and a private duty nurse. Phyllis was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she was a former Worthy Matron and was involved in the Karios Prison Ministry in North Carolina, where she was known as the “Cookie Monster” and was involved in the Alb

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emarle Emmaus. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church and the DAR.

It is not possible to describe 86 years of life in a paragraph when it would take a book to describe what this remarkable woman accomplished. There is one phrase that accurately describes her life though – “she devoted her life to taking care of others.” She was a faithful wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, cherished friend and “go to” person when things went wrong. Along with raising her own family, she also went to the trouble of taking others under her wing and without her guidance they would not be what they are today. She may be gone in body but her spirit of service to others lives on in those she influenced.

Left to cherish her memory is two daughters, Peggy Story Jones (David) and LeeAnn Story Williams (Wayne); three grandchildren, Samantha (Daryl), Ashley (James) and Carly (Charlie); seven great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Genevieve, Austin, John Roger, Bobby, Dylan and Shep; and her special children, Jim, Wanda, Shari, Kathy, Volpe,and Ferreby.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in Bandon Chapel, 200 Bandon Road, Edenton, North Carolina. A celebration will continue at the “River Home” following the service. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 3500 Virginia Road, Tyner, North Carolina 27980.