May 15, 1925 ~ August 2, 2017


Resided in: Asheville, NC

Fenice Williams Koon, 92, of Asheville, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at CarePartners Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Amanda Bristol Williams. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Koon, as well as four brothers and six sisters. Fenice worked for Dr. Charles Cummings and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meade of Biltmore Forest. She was a faithful servant of Rock Hill Baptist Church and served on the hospitality committee. She is survived by four daughters, Pauline Hardy, Vanessa Funderburk (Ed), Yvonne Koon and Alice Rogers, all of Asheville; one son, Kenneth “Button” Williams of Asheville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 5 at Rock Hill Baptist Church with Reverend Shadrack Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Koon will lie in state from 12:00-1:00 PM on Saturday at the church and the family will be at the home at other times. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Yvonne and family, I’m so sorry for your loss ,you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May god give you peace during this difficult time.

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  2. To Polly,Yvonne,Vanessa,Alice and Button we are keeping you all in prayer.We Beloved and Adored Ms. Fenice, she was a dear friend and neighbor to us. LOVE YOU ALL

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  3. Yvonne, I’m praying for you and your family. I know you will miss her, but she will be waiting on the other side. She would say: Arrived safely, having a wonderful time, wish you were here.

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  4. Heartfelt sympathies to all the family. May God continue to comfort you and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding.

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  5. Sorry for your lost y’all ( Koon Family) are in the (Logan Family) thoughts and prayers. May God be with y’all during this difficult time. We will miss seeing her with the beautiful hats at Rick Hill Baptist Church.

    Betty & Caroline Logan

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  6. I just heard about Ms Venice today. I worked with Yvonne at UNCA. May God give you HIS unexplainable peace during this time.

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