Phyllis Chambers

Nov 02, 2012

In Loving Memory

WAYNESVILLE — Phyllis Pomerleau Chambers, 88, of the Riverside community passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at The Homestead.

A native of Cumberland County, Maine, she resided in Haywood County since 1954, and was the daughter of the late William Alexis and Doris Eastman Pomerleau.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hubert Chambers, who died in 2010; three brothers, Robert Pomerleau, William Alexis Pomerleau Jr. and Herman Pomerleau; and a grandson, Anthony Chambers.  She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, where she began the food ministry and was the choir director for many years.  Phyllis, at her core, was a caregiver, always thinking and giving to others during her lifetime.  She loved caring for others, especially those in need.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne Chambers, and his wife, Martha, of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Steve Chambers, of Waynesville; four sisters, Teresa DeIuliis, and her husband, Luke of Washington, D.C., Louise Knauss, and her husband, Dan, of Mt. Vernon, Virginia, Roberta DeVall, of Panama City Beach, Florida, and Joan Browning, of the Bethel community of Waynesville; two grandchildren, Angelia Henderson, and her husband, Derek, and Eric Chambers, and his wife, Donna; three great-grandchildren, Ashtin Strickland, Kirstin Henderson and Christopher Premeaux; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Steve Frazier and Jesse Hollingsworth officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to MedWest-Haywood Hospice, 560 Leroy George Dr., Clyde, NC  28721.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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