Phylis Mauldin Best

Phylis Mauldin Best

September 8, 2022, 71, Goldsboro –

Phylis Mauldin Best, 71, was received into the presence of her Lord in the early morning hours of September 8, 2022. Phylis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska to the late Thomas and Katie Mauldin on August 11, 1951. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her faithful k-9 friend, Jake.

For many years, Phylis worked in the banking industry where she spent many years in humble service to each of her clients at First Citizens Bank and Wachovia. Over those years, customers became friends and were treated as family.

Phylis married her husband, Benny, on May 14, 1983, many years after the two met. Faithful to her vows of love in all circumstances, no wife has ever been as supportive and loving as Phylis was to Benny.

With a great love for the Lord, Phylis faithfully attended Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church as often as her health allowed. Her church family was an extension of her own, and she loved to worship with them.

Phylis was devoted to the prayer shawl ministry at Pine Forest United Methodist Church and would make “Crosses in my Pocket”, shawls, scarves, and chemo caps as a symbol of comfort for those having chemo treatments at SMOC.

Skilled with her hands, Phylis enjoyed the tedious work of sewing and crafting. From creating anew to mending the worn, Phylis’ talents were as great as the love she had for using them. Her love of people made her a delight to be around, and her sense of humor was a welcomed addition to any gathering.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church followed by a service to celebrate Phylis’ life at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Jeff Dail officiating.

Phylis is survived by her husband of 39 years, Benny Norman Best; sister, Linda Anderson, and husband, George; niece, Michelle Teague, and husband, Kemp; nephew, Michael Anderson and wife, Beverly; six grand nieces and two grand nephews.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in her memory to Cures for the Colors, SMOC, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at