Eloise Ellen Nelon

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Ellen Eloise Banks Nelon, 83, formerly of Asheville, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Elizabeth House. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Ode and Martha Burnett Banks. She was married to Jack Warren Nelon, who died in 1987, and was also preceded in death by her son, Norman Warren Nelon. She worked as a CNA at Appalachian Hall. She is survived by daughters, Denise N. Pace (Matt) and Connie N. Wharton (Paul); six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Elsie Shook and Wilma Ratcliff. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Alex Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice.

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  1. Eloise was my second mother , there for me whenever I needed her to be. She hugged me when I needed it and scolded me when I was being a bratty teenager. She taught me true strength of character, at a time when I never knew I needed to learn it. The world was a better place with her in it. Our thoughts are with the family, Our deepest sympathies go out to you all. All our love

  2. Beloved Sister: You have always been a shining light in my life. Your beautiful blue eyes, quick smile and sweet dimples are the things I will remember most. You are a sweet and gentle soul and truly one of God’s special angels that walked this earth. Now you are at home, in peace and singing with the angels in heaven. You have gone home, dearest sister. You will be missed so very deeply. We rejoice and hold you dear in our memories for all time because you touched so many lives with your sweetness. We love you

  3. She was my favorite meal she was sweet love able had a hart of gold she was careing and awesome I will always remember when I went shopping with her it was so fun

  4. Even though it’s been about 3 years since you died iv has trouble ever Seince you left us mom is doing ok and Iv been talking to my friends ever since and telling them our fun times and they would hug me and start crying I’m older now and I still miss you I did not even get to say goodbye I miss you so much grandma I hope you to see you eventually love you ❤️

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