On Thursday, November 16, 2023, LaDonna Lynn Phelps, a beloved nursing professional and devoted Christian, passed away at her home in Newton Falls. Born the daughter of Leon and Lillian Reynolds Garrett on January 16, 1959 in Elberton, Georgia, LaDonna attended Elbert County High School before pursuing her nursing degree at Athens Technical School.
Over the course of her illustrious career spanning more than three decades, LaDonna worked tirelessly as a nurse, retiring from Victoria House in 2021. In her leisure time, she was an accomplished crocheter, seamstress, baker, pianist and painter. On April 25th, 1995 LaDonna exchanged vows with Walter Phelps in marriage.
LaDonna’s family is deeply saddened by her passing but is comforted by the knowledge that she is now reunited with her father Leon who preceded her in death. She leaves behind a loving mother Lillian; husband Walter; sons Wesley Davis and Tyler Phelps; daughter Julie Davis; brother Keith; sisters Saronda, Sherry and Tammie; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family has requested that those wishing to pay their respects to LaDonna come together for calling hours on Tuesday at Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers or other gifts for the family, they kindly request that donations be made to the ALS Association Northern Ohio chapter in memory of LaDonna’s unwavering dedication to helping others throughout her life’s journey.