Jenny Lee Crook

jenny crook
Jenny Lee Crook, 68, of Asheville, died on Monday, March 7, 2011, at the JFK Solace Center. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Carl and Opal Ayers Crook. She worked for Mission Hospital for 23 years. She then worked in the Buncombe County Clerk of Court's office for 5 years. Jenny was a Tar Heel fan and also a Nascar fan, with Dale Jarrett her favorite. She was an avid reader of the Bible, her prayer list tucked into it. Wherever she went, Jenny took her Bible and always made time for nightly devotions. She loved gospel music, especially the music of the Gaithers, the Statesmen, with Jake Hess and Big Chief, and, of course, Elvis! She is survived by sisters Myra Lee Ramsey, Julia Ann Willis and husband Edward, Joyce Morgan and husband Dale, and Susan Allman and husband Joe; and by a brother Leonard Crook and wife Veronica. Jenny's nieces and nephews were the passion of her life. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jackie Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Myra & Family: We were so sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. I knew her from the Courthouse where we both worked, she was a sweet lady. She will be missed. Our prayers & sympathy goes out to all the family.

  2. We share in your sorrow in the passing of Jenny. We love you and are lifting you up in prayer at this very moment. Bob and Sandra

  3. My deepest sympathy to Jenny Lee,s family, We all can take comfort from her strong belief in the bible and faith in god, that she is now in gods hands. God bless you all. If i can help in any way please let me know. Don Canipe ,Candler

  4. In memory of my dearest friend, Jenny. I will cherish the memories of our unswerving friendship of 30 years…..Until we meet again. You fought a good fight and kept the faith and now may you rest in peace.

    To the family: I pray God will give you the strength and courage to face the days ahead.

  5. To all of you whom I LOVE dearly
    I am so sorry to hear about Jenny and wish I was there to at least hold your hands and give you a hug, but I cannot but you are all in my heart and mind..I remember Jenny was always special with her smile and sweet words. She is happy now with no pain and watching over her family whom she loved so much.You are all in my prayers and hope to see you soon..GOD has plans for us all and JENNY knew that and she is home now.

  6. Susan, Leonard and the Crook Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear sister. May sweet memories provide you His peace and comfort until you meet again.
    Pat Grooms Forbes
    Harry & Ruby Grooms

  7. My sympathy is extended to the family and friends at this time. May you find some comfort from God’s words: Isaiah 25:8; John 11:25; Revelations 21:4,5.

    With sympathy,

    D.R. Miller

  8. Susan & Family-
    Rhonda and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. We will lift you up in prayer during this time and will be available should you need us. God Bless.

    Tony Gentry

  9. Jenny, you are walking hand in hand with our Lord. He has his arms around family and friends to comfort them. And as we who believe will all walk on those streets of gold one sweet day. Rest in Peace dear lady.

  10. Uncle Leonard, we are thinking of you and your family at this time. I know that all of your sisters are very special to you. Thanks for your love and support to our family.

  11. To Myra, Susan,Anne,Joyce and Leonard I extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister and my wonderful friend. Ms Jenny was very special and unique.The best friend a person could have. I am Blessed for having her in my life as a co-worker or roomie as she called us and a friend.She was a one of a kind dresser and was eloquently dressed at all times. She is still that way only now in a long white robe with Jesus. I will forever miss my dear friend and roomie. Thanks for sharing her with me..May GOD continue to strengthen you all. My love to the rest of the family. RIP my DEAR FRIEND I love you so much. I will always keep you close to my heart

  12. Susan and family,

    Ronny and I are so sorry for you and all of your family in the passing of your beloved sister. Our prayer for you all is that you will be comforted by our Heavenly Father and know the peace that passes all understanding. May you feel his very real presence lifting you up and carrying you through this time of grief. We will continue to remember you all in our prayers in the days and weeks ahead. If there is anything that we can do to make your burden lighter we would be honored to be there for you. May all your memories be sweet, and may you look forward to seeing Jenny again someday in Heaven. God bless and comfort you all.

  13. My sincerest condolences to Jenny Lee’s family. Although it was many years ago, I remember her fondly.

  14. Aunt Jenny was a wonderful lady. She will be missed by so many, by the ones she touched and by her family and friends. I love her so much and now know that she is in a better place than this world will ever be. God, please take care of my Aunt Jenny till I get up there.

  15. Prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time. In particular Leonard and Veronica Crook,and Lynn and Cindy Crook and family. You are all in my prayers.

  16. Jenny was the Aunt every child would dream of having. Our family was blessed to have her as our own.She was such a blessing to us all in her own special way. She will be greatly missed, never forgotten and always loved. May you rest in peace our sweet Aunt Jenny. Love always and forever, Shannon, Lora, Pressley and Andrew

  17. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

  18. i will miss you so very much aunt jenny! you have touched my heart in so many ways! it was a true blessing to me to be able to be there for her and care for her! it made us even closer! we grew a strong bond and a sweet friendship with each other, that i will now carry in my heart! she called me ‘babe’ im going to miss that everyday along with our long talks and of course the coffee!! i love you jenny with all my heart! your my angel now! my prayers go out to all the family! i love you all very much! BLESS US <3

  19. Joyce and Myra,

    I will be unable to be there because of a family illness. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and grace at this time. Remember He said He would never forsake us.

    Nancy Rathburn

  20. Dear Leonard, Myra, Ann, Joyce, and

    This is such a hard time for you all but knowing people care about you and are praying for you hope gives you some comfort. We pray that
    the good memories of Jenny will fill the emptiness in your hearts.
    We know you will miss her deeply but may it give you peace knowing she is in eternity with her love ones.
    We love you all.
    Cecil and Judy

  21. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this journey. May God comfort each of you while the angels are singing and welcoming Jenny home.

  22. Susan,Myra,Joyce,Ann and Leonard,

    Jinny was a real blessing to all who knew her and is going to be oh so missed and always loved but she will never,ever be forgotten.
    Memories of her sweet smile and sweet words will keep her close to our hearts forever.What a blessing to have had her in our lives and knowing she was just a phone call away.The kindness she always gave to her Aunt Irene and to myself will always be remembered.Always!
    What a comfort to know she is now with her beloved mother and father.Wish we could be there with you to give you hugs and hold your hands as all of you have done for mom and myself through out the years but just know all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead.Have peace and comfort in knowing she’s our angel now,looking down on all of us with her sweet, beautiful smile and her spirt will always be in the hearts of the ones she loved so much and who loved her.
    Rest in peace my sweet cousin and like your mother-you were a jewel.

  23. Dear Joyce & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Know that our hearts go out to you in this loss and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. Jenny was a wonderful lady. I went to school with her and also worked with her at MMH. She always dressed stylish and wore her big earrings. I am so sorry for your loss may God be with you during this difficult time

  25. Myra, Joyce, Anne, Susan, & Leonard

    You are in our prayers. I missed the funeral because of my sister’s death on Wednesday. Our love to all of you.

    Jean Rice and family

  26. Susan, Tina, Mechelle & Family-

    I am so sorry about Jenny. I know she is at the feet of Jesus rejoicing with the angels and so happy to be with Carl & Opal.

    My grandparents (Carroll & Alice Hunter) send their sympathies & wanted you to know they are thinking of you.

    May God wrap his arms around all of you & give you comfort at this time.
    Jer. 29:11-14

    Love to you all

  27. Jenny was the Best Friend anyone could have. I loved her like a sister. We shared so much at work at Mission and even after she left. I will always treasure our times together and remember her as a beautiful graceful lady. I know she is at peace and knowing that I hope will give you all peace and comfort. I will miss her as I know you all will too. Marsha Miller

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