June 22, 1964 ~ May 8, 2019

Born in: Mississippi, NC
Resided in: Flat Rock, NC

Amanda Kay Ellison LaFever, 54, of Flat Rock, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Surviving are her mother, Annette Smathers Ellison; husband, George W. Jones, Jr.; son, Glen LaFever (Kristen); step-son, Bobby Jones (Karen); step-daughter, Emily Ray (James); 11 grandchildren, and 2 siblings. She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Brevard Community Church, 417 Morris Rd., Brevard, NC 28712.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duke Children’s Pediatric Cardiology, https://www.gifts.duke.edu/dch.


Memorial Service: May 15, 2019 5:30 pm

Brevard Community Church
417 Morris Rd.
Brevard, NC 28712

Visitation: May 15, 2019 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Brevard Community Church
417 Morris Rd.
Brevard, NC 28712

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Glen. My heart is breaking for this precious friend I have lost. She was so special to me. I pray for the family. Love you my once cute little boy.

    Ms Margaret

  2. I can’t believe this has happened. You were a light in the darkness, the sunshine on a rainy day. Your happiness was contagious. We will miss you, we will always remember you.

  3. Oh… my momma! I can’t believe that I am seeing your picture on this website. I can’t fathom planning your service along side your George. The hole left in our hearts is unbearable. I can’t wait to see you again one day. Forever my best friend, my momma.


  5. Rest my very special friend I am so sorry I didn’t get to say we love you I will never forget you. I know Nugget and Chip will miss their Mommy. Rest Amanda until the Lord calls us to come home. Thank you for showing me how to quilt I’ll always cherish my first one we did together.

  6. George and Eamily,We are so saddened by the loss of Amanda. She was one of the nicest ladies we have ever met, always smiling, never complaining. She always kept me straight on my diabetic situation. Wouldnt allow me to eat cantaloupe. We will miss her tremendously. After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we shared with Amanda. This is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live in our hearts. At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers! Amanda was a wonderful kind and loving person! she will be missed by so many!

  8. Amanda was a lifelong friend from when we were little! We always were and will always be family! We may have been far apart but never in our hearts. We would always pick up like we had seen each other the day before. Your smile will be missed greatly and that laugh! I am so glad we got to visit last year when you and George stopped by and stayed the night. I will treasure that as that was the last time I saw you in person. I shall cherish the memories we had when we were younger and the laughs we shared. You might not have remembered this but you were the one with me when I got my ears pierced back when I was 12. You talked me through the feeling of being sick after. LOL!! Hard to believe that life goes by so fast and when you live far away, you don’t always get to see each other. I am thankful for Facebook so that it made it easier to stay in touch over these past years. I still can’t believe you are gone. God picked you because you were so special and beautiful. I will continue to pray for Glen and his family, Aunt Net, Lisa & Brett and for George (I know he misses you so!) and the rest of your family and friends who miss you so much! May God wrap them in his love and let them know, you are close!

  9. Glen, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.❤️

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