September 24, 1917 ~ November 29, 2019

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Carmen Ballard Redmond, 102, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019, at the CarePartners Solace Center.

Born in Buncombe County, Mrs. Redmond was a daughter of the late Columbus and Mima Randall Ballard, and she was married to the late George Clifford Redmond.

A true pillar of the community, Mrs. Redmond was a talented artist and an active member of Victory Baptist Church, having taught Sunday school for more than 70 years. She was also a devoted wife and daughter and beloved mother and grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters, Colleen R. Gurley and Sherry R. Rotondo (Frank); two sons, Ronald Redmond (Cathy) and Michael Redmond (Kathy); four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Sprinkle officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

The family will greet friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service and for another hour following the chapel service at Victory Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 80 Olivette Road, Asheville, NC 28804, or to WNC Bridge Foundation (formerly CarePartners), PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.


Funeral Service: December 1, 2019 1:30 pm

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


Visitation: December 1, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Visitation: December 1, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Victory Baptist Church
80 Olivette Road
Asheville, NC 28804


Burial: December 2, 2019 11:00 am

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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  1. Dearest Redmonds Rick and I send our prayers for you. What an amazingly beautiful woman. What a beautiful life. So blessed to have known her. God bless.

  2. Carmen was a wonderful lady! I loved being in her Sunday School class. We send our sympathy and pray for God’s comfort.

  3. We loved Carmen. She was a joy to know and always had a smile to greet you.
    Our thoughts are with her children who remained close with her; and, who will miss her. May God bless each of you.

  4. Mike, Kathy and Redmond Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mrs. Redmond was truly a pillar of our community and admired by everyone for her giving heart. She was a beautiful woman with class and so much love for her family.
    God bless all of you!
    Chip and Kim Plemmons

  5. So so Sorry to hear about the passing of this WONDERFUL LADY. SUCH A GREAT CHRISTIAN and CHURH GOER. TOOK ER HOME SEVERAL TIMES after Church.


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