August 5, 1941 ~ June 8, 2019
Born in: Spruce Pine, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Joan Ledford, 77, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the CarePartners Solace Center.
A native of Spruce Pine, Mrs. Ledford was a daughter of the late Troy Milton Ledford and Lissie Pittman Ledford. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Ida Tinsley and Patricia Renee Tinsley Bradley, a grandson, Brett Tinsley, a sister, Josephine Howell, and a brother Jim Ledford and his wife Violet. She was a former employee of Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Center.
She is survived by her daughter, Catherine E. Tinsley; son, Rick Tinsley; grandchildren Cicely Tinsley and Bryce Tinsley; great-grandchildren, April and Jada; sisters, Joyce Pittman, Jenny Burns and Judie Barker (Ron), a brother, James Ledford; a number of nieces and nephews and many close friends.
A celebration of her life will be at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bridge Foundation (memo: WNC Greatest Needs), PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to the Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friends Lane, Asheville, NC 28806.