December 11, 1930 ~ August 25, 2019

Born in: Blount County, GA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Georgellen Pratt Henson, 88, of Asheville, N.C., passed away August 25, 2019, peacefully after succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Born December 11, 1930, in Blount County, Alabama, Georgellen graduated from high school in Childersberg, Alabama and then went on to nursing school. Through the years she worked with several doctors and dentists.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Melvin and Arnice Pratt; sisters Betty Lou McCullough and Ann P. Scoggins. She is survived by daughter Cathy Dayle Henson, son Kyle Scott Henson and wife Beth, and her grandson Jared Nathaniel Henson.

Georgellen was a loving woman who always put her children first. In the 18 years that she lived beside her son and daughter in law, she was the primary caregiver for her grandson, Jared. The relationship they shared was extraordinary and she was able to pass along her love of reading to him. She was always involved in his life, even opening doors to greet all children at his elementary school. In recent years, she often referred to him as her “stroller baby”, remembering the walks she took with him and treasured time spent together.

The staff where she resided for the last 4 years of her life remembers her fondly for her gracious nature.

It with great sadness that we see her time pass on earth, but knowing she has gone to a greater place where confusion is gone and memories are restored brings joy to our hearts.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. Kathy,your mom will be very missed here @ Emerald Ridge I miss hearing her say good afternoon and Merry CHRISTMAS AND LOOK AT THAT SUNSHINE SHE WOULD SAY IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE BUT SO COLD I WILL MISS HER JUDY WALLIN LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVE

  2. Cathy and Kyle,
    The precious memories of “GEEP” will always remain, from the “Good Afternoon” to “Merry Christmas” , we loved her with all of our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all and thank-you for letting us have the honor of caring for your Mom. Love to all, the Staff of A Hall .


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