Shelby Grimstead Phelps, 75, built her life around her family and friends

Shelby Grimstead Phelps, 75, a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Through the grace of God, she was surrounded by her family as she took her last breath and rose to her heavenly home. Shelby was born to the late Herman (Polk) and Margaret (Katie) Grimstead in London Bridge in December 1943. She graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1962.

Shelby built her life around her family and friends and was a loving and giving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother. She was a charter member in the Order of the Eastern Star, Lynnhaven Chapter No. 184 with over 50 years of service. She built her career as an accountant.

Shelby was preceded in death by the love of her life and very loving husband, Lee Roy Phelps Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Margaret Boorom (Mike) and Cheryl Pavlecka (Steve); stepson, Tim Phelps (Wendy); brother, Albert Earl Grimstead; treasured grandchildren, Phil (Diana), Nathaniel, Matthew, Sean, Jacob, Tanner and Tessa; nephews, Craig Grimstead and Kevin Grimstead (Sharon); and many other loving family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Nimmo United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Shelby requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Share online condolences with the family at Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory.

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