Born: July 12, 1932, Died: January 27, 2018
Mrs. Phyllis Amanda Jefferson Carver, age 85, a resident of Washington, NC died Saturday January 27, 2018 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers include Joseph A. Clark, J. Israel Clark, David L. Carver Jr., Charles L. Richardson III, Daniel L. Richardson, and Jared L. Carver. Honorary pallbearers include Christopher S. Carver and Joseph Lee Ray Merrill.
On July 12, 1932, Marie Stevenson and Atty. Milford "Muffy" Jefferson welcomed a daughter, Phyllis Amanda. A stenographer in the Depression Era, Marie relocated and married Alex Strong. Her father "Muffy" married nurse Della Walker Jefferson. Mrs. Carver was a high school graduate at Arlington, VA. She was a member of the First Baptist Church choir and a Christian Voice Academy volunteer. On December 27, 1950, Phyllis wed WWII Navy Seaman 1st c COX Leroy Abb Carver, who preceded her in death on February 10, 2011. Her interests included the Christian faith, her husband, her family, reading books, dining and nutrition, the Smoky Mountains, art and especially music.
Survivors include six children: David Leroy, Carlton Stevenson, Linda Marie, James Royal, Stephen Michael and Mary Amanda; twelve grandchildren: David Jr., Christopher, Joseph, Israel, Erica, Rachel, Jared, Katie, Charles III, Daniel, and Sarah; five great grandchildren: Joseph, Elizabeth, Zoe, Rowan, and Kai-Noah; brothers Michael Strong and Milford "Rabbit" Jefferson, Jr.; and a sister Mae Jefferson Craft.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by a brother Tommy Jefferson.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday January 30, 2018 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.
Condolences may be addressed to the family online by visiting www.paulfuenralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Carver family.