July 11, 1923 ~ August 27, 2016
Juanita Ray Stotesbury, 93 passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Becky's Rest Home in Fletcher, with her family beside her. She was the daughter of the late Mabel Creasman Webb and Charles L. Webb. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Arthur E. Stotesbury, and her son Keith E. Stotesbury.
Juanita was born and raised in the Haw Creek area. In her younger years she was a silversmith for Stuart Nye Jewelry. She retired from Gerber Products where she worked in quality control. Juanita loved gardening and canning, and was known for her good cooking. She was an avid fan of East Asheville Midget-Mite Football, and the A.C. Reynolds Rockets. Juanita was a member of Bethesda United Methdodist Church for over eighty years, where she was an active member of the Methodist Women and in the Bethesda choir for many years.
She is survived by her daughter Susan Stills and husband Don of Fairview; her son Tommy Stotesbury and wife Sandy of Arden; two grandchildren, Brandon Stotesbury of Raleigh and Stacey Libbert and husband Rob of Elkin; great-grandchildren Warren and Blake Stotesbury, and Harper Lee and Isaac Libbert; sister, Clara Cooper of Asheville; and brothers Robert Webb and wife Sharon of Fairview, and Bill Webb and wife Jean of Asheville.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Rd., where the funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. following the visitation. The Revs. Karen Doucette and Don Nichols will officiate. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery, 315 Old Haw Creek Rd., Asheville NC 28805.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to two very special friends, Jennie Buckner and Andrea Lee, who helped Juanita at her home and the whole staff and residents at Becky's Rest Home for the love they showed to Juanita. Prayers and love to you all.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Haw Creek/Bethesda Cemetery Fund, 129 Regal Knolls Dr., Mills River, NC 28759.
We already miss her… Jesus has already welcomed her… Love, Doug
Love to Juanita’s family:
I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you in the passing of your precious Mom and Grandmother. She was a dear person. May the happy memories you have of her live on in your hearts and bring you comfort.
So sorry for your loss Tommy, Sandy, and the whole family. We send our love and prayers to al of you. God be with you and bless you.
Condolences to you and your family.
We are sorry to hear of Juanita’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you and hope you will feel God’s love and His strength!
Clint and Tammy Gorman
All of us at Amazing Grace Church are lifting the family up in prayer.
She was an living example of Christ’s love.
Tommy…my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Tommy, sorry to hear about your mother\’s passing. Condolences to you and your family.
Tommy….My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of loss. I pray God gives you and your family peace and comfort.
I admire all the selfless care for your mom that you’ve done over the years, Susan. My sincere sympathies.
Tommy, I am sorry to hear about your mom. May The Lord be with you.
Tommy- Prayers of comfort for you and your family at this time of sorrow.
So sorry for the loss of your mom Tommy. My heart goes out to all of you and may you find peace in knowing she is in Heaven with God and the rest of her family. God bless you all.
Tommy, you and your family will be in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. May God grant you strength and comfort . Your Mom was a wonderful Lady. She was always friendly and nice to me.
Juanita was such a lovely person to care for and be near. I wish you great comfort during this time. I so appreciate what a wonderful family all of you are. Thank you for letting us have the pleasure of taking care of her. I will be praying for all of you. God Speed.
Love and sympathy to you all. So many cherished memories from the neighborhood. Your mother was so kind and special to all of us. God bless you as you heal from this loss.
Gary and Diana