Mrs. Phyllis Ann Gryder Warren, 85, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Sunday, July 16, 2023, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Iredell County on May 7, 1938, to the late Jay and Dovie Estelle Payne Gryder.

Phyllis was a graduate of Scotts High School. On May 9, 1958, she married the love of her life, Landon Adam Warren, and she shared 60 years with him until his death on November 23, 2018. She loved all animals, especially her cats and dogs. She was happiest riding around in her golf cart enjoying nature and feeding the wild animals. She also loved going out to eat with her son Mike. She worked in the food service business and the furniture industry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Renee Warren; seven brothers, Clay, Jack, Donald, Harding, Hughes, Roy, and Jay; seven beloved sisters-in-law; and one sister, Mabel Holland.

Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Michael Warren (Robin) of Statesville and Randall Warren of Charlotte; two grandsons, Adam Warren (Holly) and Andrew Warren (Gracie), both of Statesville; three sisters-in-law, Brenda Whitener, Patricia Warren, and Lavonne Gryder; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. Dale Gryder will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Iredell County Animal Shelter, 430 Bristol Drive, Statesville, NC 28677. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Phyllis Warren.

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