EDWARD LOUIS “KC” PHIPPS, son of Estelle Royster Phipps and the late James Louis Phipps, was born on November 6, 1967, in Halifax County, North Carolina. He transitioned from this earthly life to his heavenly home on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina.
“KC” accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and joined the Cedar Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. His formal education was received in the public school system of Halifax County, North Carolina.
“KC” became employed with Vavoline Oil in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Mercedes-Benz US International in Vance, Alabama, and more recently with Perdue in Lewiston, North Carolina. He was a hard worker and got along well with his co-workers.
“KC” enjoyed maintaining vehicles, shopping, watching sports, listening to music, spending precious time with his children and grandchildren whom he adored, and sharing special moments with his relatives and friends. He was kind hearted, trustworthy, friendly, and got along with everyone he met. He believed in treating others the way he wanted to be treated and will be forever remembered for the warm smile he kept on his face, and the love he shared with others.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Rev. Luther Royster; his maternal grandmother, Mamie Peace Royster; his paternal grandfather, Jessie James Townes; and his paternal grandmother, Arrie Phipps Townes.
Those remaining to forever share the legacy of his love are his mother, Estelle Royster Phipps of the home; six children, Jamila Boyd of Rocky Mount, NC, Kenya C. Mills, Chianti S. Bennett, and Tyquone M. Mills all of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and Jamerrion and Jamarrion Phipps of Boligee, AL; three grandsons, Amir Boyd, Joshua Mills, and Sedrick Hawkins, Jr.; four brothers, Franklin E. Phipps (Shelley), Randy M. Phipps, and Kenneth G. Phipps all of Littleton, NC, and Leonard M. Taylor (Fredah) of Corona, NY; his very devoted great-aunt, Mary Phipps Tabron of Littleton, NC; his very special friend, Ernestine Artis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will all miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 2, 2017. Rev. Stafford Boyd will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Royster Family Cemetery, 1004 Summit Road, Littleton, NC. The body will repose for two hours prior to the funeral time.