February 18, 1930 ~ October 25, 2019

Born in: Fletcher, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Helen Joyce Sheehan, 89, of Arden, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019.

A native of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Lester Randolph and Docia Fore Gryder. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Sheehan, Jr.; one daughter, Dois Sheehan; one son, David Sheehan; one grandson, Joseph Sheehan; one great-grandson, Garrett Sheehan; one daughter-in-law, Sally Sheehan; two sisters, Becky Whitaker and Faye Presnell and one brother, Howard Gryder.

Helen enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles and watching sunsets, especially from her front porch. She loved her entire family, especially the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Lois McMinn (Ernest), Linda King (Danny) and Debra Robinson (Jerry); two sons, Daniel Sheehan and Kenneth Sheehan; one brother, Danny Gryder; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 28 at Gashes Creek Cemetery with Revs. Forrest Sheehan and Wayne Owen officiating.

Flowers are appreciated, but for those who choose, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s own choice.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: October 28, 2019 11:00 am

Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Lois, Ernest, Joyce, Mark & Marvin,
    So sorry for your loss. Pray God gives all of the family comfort. Cherish all the good memories.
    John & Carolyn Caldwell

  2. I’m sorry for the loss of such a Special lady I remember her sitting and reading the Bible in church she always showed everyone love she stopped the last time I seen her she and I talked about the old days when I was young and I know that she is with our Lord enjoying the Beauty of Heaven

  3. Mrs. Sheehan was such a special lady. She raised a precious family, and she left a legacy that honors GOD. Our prayers are with you today, and in the coming days. We love you all, Tim and Glenda Sass

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was so sweet to us and made us feel so welcome when we moved in her neighborhood. Joyce also made my kids special Halloween bags just for them. We will miss her, and will be praying for all of you that God comforts you and wraps his arms around you during this time.
    Much love
    Joey , Tiffany, Jacob and Tenley

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll and all the family during the lost of your loved one , doc and Linda butler and family

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through the lost of your loved one , doc and Linda butler and family


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