January 18, 1937 ~ August 15, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Waynesville, NC

Amy Reva King, 84, graduated to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 15, at Haywood Regional Medical Center. She was a Buncombe County native residing in Waynesville for the past five years. She was a 1954 graduate of Leicester High School.

Reva was the daughter of the late Ernest and Margie King of Leicester, NC. She was a retired school teacher who served twenty-six years at Weaverville Elementary School.

She was an active member of Buckeye Baptist Church until 2016 when she became semi-confined to her home. She served as a Sunday School teacher, loved her place in the church choir, and served in several other church positions. She, with her husband and two other church friends, sang in a quartet for many years with Reva accompanying on the guitar.

Preceding Reva in death, in addition to her parents, was her son, Clifton; daughter-in-law, Debbie; niece, Carol Chapman; five brothers, Jack (Martha), Hubert (Peggy), Clyde, Wayne, and Hurley; two sisters, Evelyn Chapman (Leon), and Doris.

Those remaining to cherish her memory is her husband of 64 years, Leo; her son, Ernest; brother, William (Earlene); sister, Eva Worley (Doug); brother-in-law, Bob (Coila); 22 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Christine and Melinda.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20, at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Services

Graveside Service: August 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Pisgah View Memorial Park
1529 Smoky Park Highway
Candler, NC 28715

828-667-4415

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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    • Leo– Ernest–Family
      We were certainly sorry to hear about Reva’s death!! Our prayers are with you and your family and to remember that Reva is now at home with the Lord and in The Loving Arms of Jesus!!
      Ron and Louise Brown

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  1. Such a good friend! Praying for you, Leo! Reva lived a good life and was faithful to the end! She will be greatly missed!

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  2. So sorry for your loss, Leo! We know she is much better now, but she will surely be missed by those who loved her. She was a good friend and I will miss her!

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  3. Leo, Ernest and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Reva was a godly lady and was such an inspiration to me through her beautiful alto voice, like no other I have ever heard. I will continue to hear her voice in my heart. Many prayers for you all during this time.

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  4. So sorry, Mrs King was an amazing women, I loved her dearly. She taught me 4th and 5th grade during the worst time in my life right after I lost me dad. Her kindness and welling to help and understand what I was going through changed my life. She never got upset with me no matter how much i acted out or got angry. I never had a teacher so helpful and understanding. I visited her often at the school. She will be greatly missed.

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  5. King children and James children attended Leicester School together. We have enjoyed Reva and her singing group many times. Our prayers are with the family.

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    • Leo and Ernest,

      We are praying for you during this difficult time. So Thankful that Reva was a Child of God and we know she is in Heaven. We always loved to hear her sing and laugh. We love you. Steve and Michele King

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  6. Leo, Ernest & family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and forever dear 💕

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  7. Leo and Ernest,

    We are praying for you during this difficult time. So Thankful that Reva was a Child of God and we know she is in Heaven. We always loved to hear her sing and laugh. We love you. Steve and Michele King

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  8. Leo, Ernest & Family so sorry in the loss of Reva, Bill & I thought the world to us, such a Beautiful Sweet Lady! I know she will be truly missed by all those she inspired & touched with that big heart & smile she had! She & I became friends when I started at Swift & Company who helped mentor me in a few of task I had to do there! Lifting Family & Friends up in prayer, LU Karen & Bill Carter-Asheville, NC

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  9. I’m so sorry to here of Mrs. King’s passing. My condolences to the family. I was a student many years ago. She also knew my Grandparents (Gene & Doll Green) who also sang at different churches around WNC. I always wondered how she played guitar so well with her nails so long. I have thought of her many times over the years. I know she is singing in heaven! I hope she sees my grandmother, and they sing together like they used to.

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  10. I’m so sorry to here of Mrs. King’s passing. My condolences to the family. I was a student many years ago. She also knew my Grandparents (Gene & Doll Green) who also sang at different churches around WNC. I always wondered how she played guitar so well with her nails so long. I have thought of her many times over the years. I know she is singing in heaven! I hope she sees my grandmother, and they sing together like they used to.

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