Barbara P. King

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Barbara Parker King, 75, beloved wife of the late Roy E. King, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2010. While she lived most of her life in Buncombe County, she was born in Henderson County on May 2, 1934, to the late Charles N. Parker and Maude Mathis Parker. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Jessie C. Parker. She worked for several years as a cook for the Eliada Home for Children as well as for Ben Lippen School until it closed. She was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Roy R. King and his wife, Gloria, of Asheville, Kathy Robinson and her husband, David, of Fairview, David R. King and his wife, Nancy, of Candler, Richard N. King and his wife, Bonnie, of Asheville, and Joye Wilson and her husband, Tim, of Candler; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Austin officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Dear David and Family,
    Your mother was a sweet lady who had a generous heart. She showed Christian charity to all who were in need, whether it be stray animals or people who were jobless or without homes. May the Holy Spirit bring to you the peace and understanding that she is now with her Lord and Savior. God Bless you all.
    In Sympathy and Love,
    Sharon Byers Conner

  2. Dear Dad and Family, we are sad for those here on earth that Barbara has left us, but so happy for her that she has finally gotten to go be with Roy, Jessie, her other family, and mostly the Lord she loved so much! I will always remember how sweet she was to us children. She will truly be resting in peace. We will miss her, and wish God’s peace and warm memories for all of you! Love, Kevin, Heidi, Lauren, Leah, and Logan

  3. Joye,Tim and boys, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara was a great lady, I enjoyed knowing her and being around her when our kids were growing up. She is at peace now. Take Care, Love you all, Rachel

  4. We will have you all in our thoughts and prayers. We are not able to be there but we are sending you our love.
    Louise Juckett & Family
    Tommy & Dottie Grise & Family

  5. Dear Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing but am trusting to see her again in heaven. She and Roy were good neighbors and we have lots of good memories of those times on Eliada Home Rd. May God be close to you as you grieve and turn your mourning into joy.

  6. David,Rickie,Joey; We were so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a special lady. We had some good times. Sean still calls her Gramma Bridge from the trip we took to Charleston. Our thoughts are with you. John,Judy,Sean& Shane

  7. With Deepest sympathy, She will be missed.Daughter of Leomia Crook, Who worked with her at ELida home.My mother was a friend of hers, she is in the nursing home in Asheville.

  8. To the King family, we are so sorry for our loss. Barbara was a special lady. We have good memories of your family at the Christian Missionary Alliance in Biltmore. We will be thinking of you. Charlie, Minnie Moss and Debbie

  9. Rick,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. David: Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Sounds like she was quite a woman. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. To the King family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s death. She was such a sweet Christian woman. I have memories of her at Biltmore Alliance Church and being our neighbor for years. The one thing I remember about Barbara was when she prayed. She certainly reached Heaven. Now she is with Roy and all her loved ones and with the Lord she loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. The greatest testimony of our life is the love that radiates from it. Rick, Bonnie and Parker – you are a wonderful testimony of the grace in Mrs. King’s life. We hope you will always smile at the warm memories of her.

  13. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have known her since I was a little girl at the Biltmore C&MA church. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Joye and Tim and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. May God’s comfort and peace surround you.

    Lisa and Rich Baldwin

  15. We were sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Rick. Watching our parents age, fight illnesses, and pass along is hard. Take comfort in the happy memories you have and in knowing it is well with your Mom.

  16. We are so sorry for your loss. Our Mother (Emmaline Gillespie) treasured your Mother. She loved her visits. Your family is in our hearts and prayers. Cindy G. Sentelle and Sandy G. Davis.

  17. There are not enough words to express just how much your mother meant to me. She was a sweet lady who I remember fondly. I want to cry, but then I think how happy she must be in Heaven with Jessie, your Papa Roy and her beloved cousin Delma. Be strong and know she is free and can laugh and visit with those that passed on before she did. Love always to you all.

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