October 18, 1931 ~ September 2, 2019

Born in: Madison, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Belvie Brown King, 87, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019.

A native of Madison Co., Belvie was a daughter of the late Horace and Lula Moore Brown. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Gordon James King; sisters, Velvie Brown Shook, Osie Breece, Dorothy Clark, Artie Johnson, Stella Novak, and Novie Messer; and brother, Everett Brown.

Mrs. King retired from Square D after 31 years of service. In her free time she loved cooking, canning, and worked in her garden.

Mrs. King is survived by her daughter, Jean King; sons, Neal King (Donna), and Max King (Linda); grandchildren, Cindy (Shane), Lisa (Jeremy), James (Teresa), Mike (Christy), Nicole (Alan), Candace (Michael), Reagan, Abbie (Mitchell), Karlee, Faith, Destiny, Easton and Elias; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mrs. King will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Rev. Ed Jennings and Rev. Allen Rash will officiate. Interment will follow at Jones Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

At other times, the family will be at the home of Neal King, 20 Solid Rock Dr., Leicester, NC 28748.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. King’s family asks that donations be made to assist them with funeral and medical expenses to Max King, 51 Solid Rock Dr., Leicester, NC 28748.


Visitation: September 5, 2019 1:00 pm

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


Funeral Service: September 5, 2019 2:00 pm

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


Burial: September 5, 2019 3:00 pm

Jones Valley Baptist Church Cemetery
Big Sandy Mush Road
Leicester, NC 28748


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  1. So sorry for your loss. I have always loved Gordon and Belvie. I can remember going to their home to work off tobacco as a child. I’ll always remember running into them as we camped in Cade’s Cove. Fond memories. Prayers for your family during this time.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this. Belvie & Gordon were 2 of my favorite fellow campers in Cades Cove. They were always so happy and kind.

  3. Sorry for the loss of Aunt Belvie. She was a Blessing to Our Family. Enjoyed singing Amazing Grace with Her. We Loved Her and Her family very much. May God comfort Your heart.

  4. I am so deeply sorry for the family’s loss, heaven has gained another wonderful angel. I have so many happy memories that will live with me for a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers with the King family

  5. Max and Linda and families. Heaven gained a wonderful lady this week. I worked with Belvie for any years. She was a precious lady. I know she is happy today , but I know your heart grieves as you will miss her. But it’s not good by, it’s just I’ll see you in the morning by the bright river side. What a day what a day that will be. Prayers with all of you.

  6. Sorry for your loss. Great Aunt Belvie will be missed. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

  7. She was such a wonderful lady she was like a mom to me when we was camping I truly miss those day but we know that her and your dad are back together again now !

  8. To the family and all her friends we are going to miss her smile and wonderful cakes at the tax office. Brenda and Sonia

  9. Max and family I am thinking of your family and will continue to pray for you all. I said many prayers for your loved one. I am thankful to know you all will find peace in knowing she is home with Jesus.

  10. So sorry for your loss. Our mothers are so precious to us and we know you will miss her very much. Hope you can find comfort knowing that you did all you could while she with you . Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. We know we will see her again. She is in the arms of our Lord and Savior and getting the peace and comfort that she has earned over these years.
    May the Lord comfort each of you.
    Ervin and Faye Revis

  11. “Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning” May God comfort you as only He can.
    Frankie, Robert, Pauline, Jason & Jessica

  12. Max and Family. May God comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Max, Linda, and family members – So sorry to hear about Belvie’s passing. She was a truly classy lady who helped make Square D a great place to work. I will always remember her warm smile and can-do attitude in every job she performed. She was a wonderful lady and highly respected by all who knew her. Here for you!

  14. I’m sorry that I will be unable to attend. My prayers 🙏 and thoughts are with the family. Love you all more than anything ❤️. I will greatly miss Aunt Belvie’s smile.

    • Jean, Max & Neal
      I just seen that Belvie passed away. I am so sorry. But we all know she is rejoicing in Heaven with Gordon. tonight. She was a woman that smiled all the time. I’m sure that smile you all will really miss. You can find comfort in the Lord He is the only one that can comfort you the best.
      Love all of you

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