October 6, 1936 ~ June 24, 2019

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

Louise Plemmons Sorrells died peacefully at the Solace Center on June 24, 2019.

Mrs. Sorrells is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Jack Sorrells; sister-in-law, Loretta Plemmons; and by many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lee Plemmons, of Leicester, and by her brother, Charles Plemmons.

Mrs. Sorrells loved the joys of working at her church, First Baptist Church of Asheville, and gardening, cooking and sewing. She worked as office manager at Asheville Radiology and in the admissions office of Asheville-Buncombe Technical College.

A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church of Asheville on Saturday, June 29, at 11:00 a.m. Her family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church, prior to the service.

A private burial service will be held at a later date at Snelson Cemetery in Leicester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scholarships at First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., Asheville, NC 28801.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Visitation: June 29, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am

First Baptist Church
5 Oak Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Celebration of Life: June 29, 2019 11:00 am

First Baptist Church
5 Oak Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Jack, I was sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. We shared a lot of memories from our days of working together at ABTech. We never lost touch. My deepest condolences and I pray that God will give you comfort and peace.
    Joyce Dover Evans

  2. Jack, we were so sorry to read about the passing of your loving wife. We know how much you loved her. We have been good friends. We really value your friendship and love. We know this is a rough time for you. We are thinking about and praying for you.
    Steve and Brenda White

  3. Jack, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for God’s peace for you in this time of loss. Eleanor

  4. Our condolences to you and your family for your loss, Jack. I know how difficult it has been for you these past many months with Louise’s condition. We, too, have missed seeing her gardening or heading to the mailbox. She was a delightful lady, a joy to talk to and a very pleasing personality and attitude. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do for you .

  5. Louise was my classmate at Leicester High School, Class of 1955. Talked to her a couple of years ago but had not seen her for a long time. Nevertheless, remember her fondly and my condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Louise. Lovella.

  6. Harrison and I are so very sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. Praying for all of her family for peace and comfort. We worked together at Asheville Radiology, and she was always a great friend, mentor and world-class recipe author. Rest In Peace, my sweet friend.

  7. Dear Jack,
    We are so sorry to hear the news of you sweet wife’s passing! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you, and hope warm memories and the love of Christ bring you comfort!

  8. My sincere sympathy on the passing of Louise! She was a sweet and beautiful Lady. She will be missed.

  9. Jack, So sorry for your loss of dear,sweet Louise.We will keep you & your family in our prayers.

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