May 8, 1923 ~ March 29, 2011

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Fairview – Irene Kirstein Presley, 87, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011. A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Leander E. and Maggie Nesbitt Kirstein and wife of the late Carroll Presley. Mrs. Presley was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a former employee of C.P. Clare. She is survived by a son, John Presley of Fairview and Chapel Hill, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church conducted by the Reverends James Kirstein and Jim Whitted. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. Her son would like to express his thanks to the staff of Fleshers Fairview Healthcare Center for the love and care given to Mrs. Presley and ask that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Fleshers Employee Fund, PO Box 1160, Fairview, NC 28730. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. John, your mother was a good woman and you have been an honorable and loving son to her. My mother always enjoyed her friendship and many phone conversations. I know you will miss her.

  2. John,it was an honor to have been a part of caring for your mother, I was the one who went into her room that morning(Tues)she looked totally at peace. John, you were a good son to your mother. I wish you nothing but the best. Always cheerish the good times you had with your Mom. I would love to hear from you sometime,just to know how you are doing. Take Care of Yourself.Ronnie Jordan

  3. Your Mom was such a lovely woman. She and my Mom worked together at CP Clare. Mom spoke of her often. I know words cannot mend your heartache, hold your memories in your heart and allow them to comfort you. Thinking of you in friendship, love and in sympathy.

  4. Johnny, we are so sorry about the death of your mother. I just found this out or I would have come to the funeral home to see you. God bless you. Please keep in touch.

    Love you, Gerry and Marty

  5. Johnny, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. I never knew her but I knew you and so I know the wonderful woman she was. My sympathies to you and your family. I would love to hear from you when things settle down a little bit. I live in Port Orchard, WA now, since 1973. Do take care! Sincerely, Carol

  6. Im sorry for the loss of your Mom. I miss her so much already! I’ll miss her WONDERFUL smile, itd brighten my trying days when i would come into work. How she used to pat my ‘back’, Id turn around and smile at her smailing back at me! lol We will all meet again…

  7. Johnny,So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She will always be close to you if you keep your loving memories of her in your thoughts. Will keep you in my prayers that God will comfort you in the days ahead.
    Love in Christ,
    Ethel Jacobson

  8. Hi, Johnny. I wrote earlier in the guest book and I am checking in again privately with my email address. I had asked Groce not to keep the address private so you could access it if you wanted to and it looks like that did not happen. It’s
    Again, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She sounds like she was a wonderful person and I am sorry I did not know her. Carol

  9. John, both Nancy and I were so sorry about your loss. We consider it our loss also, as your Mom was loved by all of us. Your father & mother both played a large, loving part of Mark and Tommy’s childhood. They will missed greatly but never forgotten.


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