On Thursday, November 16, 2023, LaDonna Lynn Phelps, a beloved nurse and devoted Christian, passed away at her home in Newton Falls. She was 64 years old.
LaDonna was born to Leon and Lillian Reynolds Garrett in Elberton, Georgia on January 16, 1959. She attended Elbert County High School and later went on to earn her nursing degree from Athens Technical School. LaDonna dedicated her life to caring for others as a nurse for over 30 years before retiring from Victoria House in 2021.
In her free time, LaDonna enjoyed various creative pursuits such as crocheting, sewing, baking, playing the piano, and painting pictures. On April 25, 1995, she married Walter Phelps and together they shared many happy memories.
LaDonna is survived by her mother Lillian Reynolds Garrett-Phelps of Newton Falls; husband Walter Phelps of Newton Falls; sons Wesley Davis of Newton Falls and Tyler Phelps of Atlanta; daughter Julie Davis of Newton Falls; brother Keith Garrett of Newton Falls; sisters Saronda Reynolds Bridges of Youngstown and Sherry Reynolds Garrison of Canton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her father Leon Garrett preceded her in death.
The family has requested that donations be made to the ALS Association Northern Ohio chapter in honor of LaDonna’s memory. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a service at Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls on Tuesday, November 21st at 6 p.m., where friends and loved ones are invited to gather and celebrate her life.