September 21, 1937 ~ February 21, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Gwendolyn Marie Marshbanks, 83, of Trinity, North Carolina went home to meet the Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward Shipman and Christine Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Gene Marshbanks, two brothers, Charles Shipman and Bobby Shipman, and a sister, Peggy Souther.

She is survived by her daughter Michelle Dawn Reynolds (Rev. Todd Reynolds) and one grandson Andrew Todd Reynolds.

She was born in and resided in Buncombe County most of her life and was a homemaker.

A graveside service will be held at Green Hills Cemetery on Saturday, February 27th at 11:00 am.

The Rev. Todd Reynolds (son-in-law) will officiate.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: February 27, 2021 11:00 am

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. I have so many precious memories of Gwen all the way back to when I was a toddler (we could get into some mischief). She and Gene were always so good to me and my family. They both embraced the theory “It takes a village to raise a child”. They were very supportive of me throughout my life and my husband, and daughter were lucky enough to benefit from their love as well. I will miss our shopping excursions, lunch and long telephone conversations. I respected and admired her immensely. Although we will miss her I am thankful she is no longer in pain and is with our heavenly father and family (my Mother is thrilled). Michelle, Todd and Andrew I love you!!!

  2. As your mourn the loss of your mother, may you find the strength in all of the memories that you have and the warm embrace of God’s arms as He comforts you. I love you all and will be praying for you.

  3. Michelle I am sorry for the passing of your mother. I know you have great memories that will help when you miss her the most, as I do of our days at Asheville Wesleyan Church. Blessings

  4. Michelle, I am sorry for the loss of your mom, BUT we know that you will see her again! Sending you hugs and prayers to you and your family at this time.

  5. Michelle, Todd and Andrew,
    We love you and are covering you in prayer.
    Jeff and Myra

    Michelle- It was a pleasure to know your mom.❤️- Myra

  6. I have known Gwen since my brother married her sister Peggy. She was a precious person I have fond memories of our beach trips and just spending time together. We had chatted a few times in recent years and I know she was a Godly woman and is safe in the arms of Jesus. Prayers for the family


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