Alda Lee Walsh

alda walsh

February 20, 1942 ~ November 11, 2011

Resided in: Alexander, NC

Alda Lee Dodd Walsh, 69, of Alexander, went to be with the Lord Friday, November 11, 2011. Mrs. Walsh was born February 20, 1942, to the late Willie Lee and Laura Snelson Dodd. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, William Walsh, Jr., who died July 14, 2011, and sister, Alice Thomas Alda was a graduate of Mars Hill High School and retired from the Buncombe County School System after many years as a dedicated teacher's assistant. She received the "Teacher's Assistant of the Year" award in 1990. Alda was a former Sunday School teacher at Turkey Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member. She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Payne and husband, Mitch, of Alexander; son Richard Walsh and wife, Darla, of Leicester; twin sister Alma Ball and husband, Jerry, of Weaverville; four granddaughters, Olivia and Victoria Payne and twins, Hannah and Abigail Walsh; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Turkey Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Townsend officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. The family expresses appreciation to Dr. Michael Messino and the staff of John F. Keever Solace Center for their great care during this time.

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  1. My heart goes out to the family during this time. Alda touched many lives and will be remembered by adults and children as a kind, loving lady.
    Her influence on her children and grandchildren is obvious in their smiles and easy laughter.
    Our family will remember you all in prayer as she is in a better place.

  2. Becky,
    Oh, my heart is breaking! I am praying for you and your family- for you to be filled with the comforting peace of the Lord. Your Momma is with Him in HEAVEN and you know she is rejoicing!
    Please know I’m here to hug you, hold your hand, cry with you or just listen. It’s going to get better. I promise.
    With love and understanding,

  3. Jim, Sorry to hear about the death of your cousin. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Becky, Alma, and Family
    Alda was one of the most beautiful people I have ever known, inside and out. She was so kind and a true example of Christian Love.

  5. Becky,
    I am so sorry to read of your mother passing so soon after losing your father. You and your family are in my prayers.

  6. Becky and Richard, I am so sorry for your loss of your mother and dear friend. I will miss talking to her and I know how much your family will miss her. If there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to call. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  7. I had the honor and priviledge of working with Alda at NBES for 9 years. She was a very special lady and a dear friend. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

  8. Dearest Family, Our hearts and love are there with you.We will miss Alda.Her love for JESUS glowed through her beautiful smile and her lovely ways.MUCH LOVE AND MANY PRAYERS IN CHRIST

  9. Mrs. Walsh was a special lady. We were blessed for her to be Sarah’s assistant in kindergarten at NBES. We have fond memories of that year and Mrs. Walsh will always have a special place in our hearts. Our prayers are with her family and we are thankful to God that He allowed Alda Walsh to have crossed our path of life.
    Roger, Diane and Sarah Boone

  10. Dear Alma, Becky and Richard, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May you feel the love and comfort that only our Heavenly Father can give. We love you all. Linda, Phillip, Mark and Alex

  11. Richard I m sorry to here about your mother if you need any thing give me a call.your family will be in our thouts and prars.

    Donald and Marilyn Redmon

  12. Alda was a wonderful lady who shared her smile and love for others on a daily basis. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her. I will always have fond memories of the time we spent at North Buncombe Elementary. I will remember you in my prayers daily.

  13. To the family of Alda. We are sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers,may God be with you all.

    Verna Mae and Horace Rice, Jr.

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