Mellani John Phelps, born in Denver Colorado on May 21, 1951 to Harold LaMell John and Madge Hawkins John, passed quietly from this world on 15 May 2022 into the care of a Loving Heavenly Father, her Savior, Jesus Christ- and predeceased family members waiting to welcome her. She will be missed by her husband of forty-nine years- Jay Russell Phelps and her children Reesa Kriser, Blair Phelps, Dason Phelps, and Grandchildren Sunshine Phelps, Rusty Phelps, Stella Mae Phelps, and Raquelle Phelps, Brothers Todd (Donna), Drew (Debbie), Jace (Wendy), Grady (Charmine), and Sister Paula Crosby (Rick).
Mellani was a constant blessing in the lives of her husband, children, grandchildren, and other extended family members; all the Nursery and Primary children she taught for years at church; and the students that she befriended, and helped as she worked as secretary at several Charter Schools in Mesa. She faithfully served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints indexing names in the Family Search Program.
Over the years Mellani expressed her wish that when she was called to the other side, it would happen quickly, surrounded by those she loved, and be pain and distress free: We are grateful that our gracious Heavenly Father granted that blessing.
At 10:00 AM Central Time (8:00 AM Arizona time) on Saturday 28 May 2002, there will be a Streaming Video via Zoom of her funeral to be held at the Temple (TX) First Ward, 3909 Ermine Trail. Check with Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Temple, TX under ‘Mellani Phelps” for the internet connection and other Funeral information.
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On Tuesday 31 May 2022 there will be a Viewing at the Bunker Funeral Home, 3529 E. University Drive in Mesa, AZ, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. There will be a graveside dedication of her grave the next morning, June 1 at 9:00 AM at the Mesa City Cemetery 1212 N Center, Mesa, AZ 85201.
We invite family and friends to come, but if not possible please check the Obituary section of the two Funeral Homes and please leave a comment, memory, praise, or blessing.