February 28, 2021 ~ June 28, 2021

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

James Connor McLaughlin, 4 months, of Asheville, went to be with our Lord and dearest loved ones on Monday, June 28th, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Jamie McLaughlin and his great grandmothers, Rhonda Smith and Marsha Rogers.

Connor leaves behind his father and mother, Colby McLaughlin and Jada Lee; his brothers, Leland and Kyzer; his grandmothers, Rhonda McLaughlin (Aaron) and Kristie Lee; his great-grandmother, Kay McLaughlin; great-grandfather Jim McLaughlin as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Although his time with us was short, he made a lasting impact and was loved deeply by everyone who knew him. He was always smiling and loved to be cuddled by dad and mom.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Burial will be private.

“Those that we have held in our arms for a little while, we will hold in our hearts forever “.


Visitation: July 2, 2021 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


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  1. Dear Family of James Connor McLaughlin, What a beautiful little baby James is. He has a radiant smile that just lifted my spirit as I looked at his picture. Indeed, James is with Jesus and I am sure he is bringing many smiles and much joy to all of heaven. I will be praying for you during this difficult time. May you know the perfect and precious ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus told His disciples to let the children come unto Him. The Lord loves children and James is in His loving watch care.

  2. I love you so much my precious baby boy 💙 Rest In Peace my sweet pumpkin mommy misses you ever second of everyday!

  3. As each day passes I’ll miss you even more! Fly high baby boy Aunt Sue loves you so much and I can not wait to see you again some day ❤️

  4. We are so sorry for the loss of your little man, God has him in his arms, Rhonda is smiling & spending time cuddling him. Remember foot prints in the sand when you feel like you can’t go on he is carrying you. Prayers for the family to give you peace, strength & guidance. Much love

    Patti Smith & family & aunt Sandy

  5. Sorry for your loss young man.. He’s with his papaw Jamie now.. May they Rip..
    Hit me up if I can do anything .

  6. So sorry for your tragic loss. May God give you peace and comfort in knowing he is resting with God.

  7. So sorry. I was looking for a relative and saw an angel. The world and all our lives are always going to be a little less without a soul that touched me in an instant glimpse of one of Gods most beautiful creations. I’m sorry again to the family. I don’t pray much but he will be first when I do. Love and peace to all. Jim

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss I can’t say how it feels to lose a kid when I wish you and your family the very best and may God be with you all through this

  9. My condolences to you and your family. My heart goes out to each of you. I know that this a difficult time right now but know that God will give each of you the strength peace and healing to help each of you get through this. Keep your Faith and Trust in God always. Don’t give up on God. I’m here for each of you. Jada Kristie Lee I love y’all ❤️❤️❤️🌹🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  10. I never got to meet this lil Angel ❤️But his mamaw Marsha is loving on him right now An Papaw Jamie May God be with each of you love u all🙏

  11. Colby,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious son. You and your family are in my prayers. Love and faith with lead you through this.


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