December 4, 1925 ~ November 15, 2019

Born in: Transylvania Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Grace Owen Reese, 93, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, at her home.

A native of Transylvania County, Mrs. Reese was a daughter of the late Luther Calvin and Ethel McCall Owen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Foy Reese (1987) and by siblings, Thelma Tritt, Nola Pruitt, Marjorie Tritt, L.C. Owen, Elsie Owen, Edna Hanson, Annie Belle Owen and Cumile Galloway.

Mrs. Reese loved her Lord Jesus Christ and she was a former member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church. This precious lady was a loving homemaker, devoted to her family and she served as a mother to all. She also enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens.

She is survived by daughters, Wanda Reece (James), Gloria Miller (Chris) and Marcella Reese; grandchildren, Jeremy Reece (Jamie), Kristin Dulaney (Edward) and Casey Miller; great-grandchildren, Eddie Dulaney, Grayson Dulaney and Colton Reece; and sisters, Veda McGuire and Vivian Watkins. She is also survived by Melody Richardson, whom she loved like a daughter.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. James King officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens’ Hospital.


Funeral Service: November 20, 2019 11:00 am

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


Visitation: November 19, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Burial: November 20, 2019 12:00 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Grace Owen Reese's name.

St. Jude Children's Hospital


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  1. So sorry to hear of your loss, which is Heaven’s gain. She is rejoicing with Foy and Jesus, with no more sorrow and pain. I do not know all of you, but Foy was a cousin of mine. May God richly bless all of you, is my prayer.

  2. To my beautiful sister (Rest In Peace). To Wanda, Gloria and Marcy, I was always content knowing you were there with her giving her the best care anyone could have. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I Love You.

  3. Wanda, Gloria, Marcella and family. Sorry I couldn’t be there. Aunt Grace was always smiling and very kind. You are all in my thoughts.

  4. Wanda, Gloria, Marcella and family I’m sorry for your loss. I remember Aunt Grace always smiling and kind. I couldn’t be there but wanted you to know you’re in my thoughts.


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