April 2, 1956 ~ July 11, 2019

Born in: Canada,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Elese Hazen Atkins, 63, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Mrs. Atkins is survived by her husband, Charles Atkins; daughter, Dawn Atkins; son, Charlie Holcombe; daughter-in-law, Kelly; and grandchildren, Aviana and Damien Holcombe.

A memorial service for Mrs. Atkins will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Freedom Baptist Church, 50 Rice Rd., Asheville, NC 28806. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Freedom Baptist Church Mission Fund, 50 Rice Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.


Visitation: August 6, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Freedom Baptist Church
425 Rice Road
Asheville, NC 28806


Memorial Service: August 6, 2019 6:30 pm

Freedom Baptist Church
425 Rice Road
Asheville, NC 28806



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  1. We are So Sad about Elese. She was Such a Great Person, Who Loved the Lord & Her Family. We are Praying for Charles & All of Her Family.

  2. So sorry 4 the loss of Elese. Sorry we didn t know she had been in the hospital long as she. was. We pray. GOD will comfort u all in ur time of sorrow. Know u all r worn out. GOD BLESS well u all, we ‘ve been there. Know it’s not easy. Love & prayers, Preacher Everette & Miss Sandra Haney

  3. Charles I am so very sorry for your loss. Phyllis has been keeping me posted on Elese. I didn’t realize she was so sick. My prayers are very much with you during these days and in the future. My prayers are with all the family. Please take care of yourself. Nancy S. Parham

  4. Hearts are breaking for the Family still here in the flesh. Elese has been called home and is now in the loving arms of her Father God. She will be in our hearts forever. Prayers of peace and comfort for the Family ❤️🙏

  5. So sad to hear of Elese’s passing. Charles and Charlie you are in our prayers. She was a beautiful and sweet lady and I will miss talking with her. Rest in peace, sweet friend.

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