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Phyllis "JoAnn" McMullen Suttles

September 23, 1930 — March 10, 2024

Silas Creek Chapel

Phyllis "JoAnn" McMullen Suttles

Phyllis “JoAnn” McMullen Suttles, 93, of Winston-Salem, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Kate B Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on September 23, 1930, to William Franklyn and Verlie Mae Wells McMullen in Cincinnati, Ohio. She spent her early life in Covington, Kentucky where she graduated from Covington Holmes High School with the class of 1948, while being an honor student, in marching band, numerous other activities. She attended the University of Cincinnati but was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan as well as a fan of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball team. She was employed by American Airlines until the arrival of her children whom she chose to stay home with. She was married in 1952 to her husband of sixty-five years, Dr. Donald Roland Suttles, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Covington, Kentucky by Dr. D. B. Eastep. While living in Kentucky she was active at Calvary Baptist Church with the preschool and nursery departments, and superintendent of the nursery department. Upon relocating to the Winston-Salem area, she had been active at Salem Baptist Church with the preschool and nursery departments. At the time of her death, she was a member of Grace Baptist Church where she enjoyed many activities of the church. She served in the preschool department and enjoyed many senior activities. She loved her church and church family, wanting those she knew to know her Lord as she did. She owned and operated “The Kiddie Kampus Daycare”, both in Ft. Mitchell, KY. and Winston-Salem, NC. for many years being a second mother/grandmother figure to scores of young children. She enjoyed genealogy, doing research in the library, visiting different states, and researching her family tree on her computer. Scrapbooking and cataloging her many pictures were also a favorite hobby, as she took many pictures at all the family and friend gatherings over the years. Being a wife, mother, grandmother, and Great-Grandmother was her greatest joy and pride, affectionately being called grandma and GG. She was a member of the Battle of Shallow Ford of the Daughters of The American Revolution, as well as The Daughters of The Union Army, and was an auxiliary member of the Winston-Salem chapter of Gideons international. JoAnn was preceded in death by the love of her life, Dr. Donald R. Suttles; sister, Mary Jane Dellenback (John) of Medford, OR; nephew, Rick Dellenback of Salem, OR; sister-cousins, Sue Wheeler (Roger) of Cincinnati, OH, Ruth Adele Rothermel (Doug) of Covington, KY, and Jane Klosterman (Jack) of Cincinnati, OH. She is survived by her children, Daniel Suttles (Gloria) of Lynchburg, VA., Ruth Suttles Miller (Ted) of Winston-Salem, NC., Jonathan Suttles (Nancy) of Ellensburg, WA., Donna Suttles Waldo (Kevin) of Bloomington, IN., Joanna Suttles of Winston-Salem, NC., and Stephen Suttles (Tonya), of East Bend, NC.; grandchildren, Hannah Suttles of Lynchburg, VA., Danielle Suttles of Oakland, CA., Joseph Suttles of Ellensburg, WA., Morgan Spiegel and Nicholas Waldo of Indianapolis, IN., Brittany Waldo Pollock (Easton) of Irvington, KY., and Katie Suttles Robbins (Travis) of East Bend, NC.; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Brenham, Nora Grace, Rowen and Finley, of East Bend, NC., Ava Mae Dussia and Landon Calvert of Indianapolis, IN., Elijah, Norah and Judah Pollock of Irvington, KY.; niece, Barbara Dellenback-Ouellette (David); and nephew, David Dellenback (Martha) of Salem, OR. A funeral service will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at Grace Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. The family will receive friends from 2:30pm to 4:00pm before the service. Interment will take place at Parklawn Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building/missionary fund of Grace Baptist Church at 3305 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

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