Mabel Redmon Jolly

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Mabel Redmon Jolly, 87, passed away Friday, December 30, 2005, at the Western North Carolina Baptist Retirement Home. Mrs. Jolly was born February 8, 1918, on the Biltmore Estate, to the late Rev. George Redmon (a ranger on the Estate) and Georgie Parker Redmon. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Thomas Weldon Jolly who died in 1987, and by a brother, Lt. Gordon Redmon, who flew a P38 that crashed during World War II, and sisters Catherine Redmon Case, Meda Redmon Gaddy, and Charlotte Redmon Wright. Mrs. Jolly was a member of Bent Creek Baptist Church and the Golden Circle Class. She was also a member of Biltmore Chapter No. 38, Order of Eastern Star, the West Buncombe Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary, and the Land of the Sky Shrine Ladies’ Auxiliary. Surviving are two children, Brenda Shuford and her husband Harley of Asheville; a son, Thomas Gordon Jolly and his wife Kathy DeBord Jolly of Arlington, TX; six grandchildren, Cynthia Shuford Sampson and her husband Daryl Sampson of Concord, Stan Jolly and Adam Jolly of Arlington, TX, and Hope Jolly Glenn and her husband Thomas of Fort Worth, TX, Michele Jolly and her fiance Marcus Metcalf of Arden, and Sheldon Jolly and his wife Tina Mahan Jolly of Candler; and five great-grandchildren, Timothy Jolly of Arlington, Devan Jolly and Madison Glenn of Fort Worth, TX, Bryce Jolly of Candler and Abby Sampson of Concord.; a sister-in-law, Martha Jolly Emery, a brother-in-law Frank Wright, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Tommy Bridges and Roger Plemmons officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dick Davis, Benny Banks, Gordon Jolly, Adam Jolly, Naomi Wright, Butch Oxner, and Mike Barrett. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Faulkner, Jim Rickman, Eddie McGlamery, Richard McBrayer, Ruel Austin, David Wright and Thomas Case. Her family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to The Western North Carolina Baptist Retirement Home, 213 Richmond Hill Drive, Asheville, NC 28806, or to the Senior Class of Bent Creek Baptist Church, 1554 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Dear Tom,
    I was saddened to hear of your mother’s death. I did not know your mother but nonetheless, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and my heart goes out to you at this time of grief. May you be comforted by the Grace of our Lord.

    Sincerely yours,
    Cynthia Baron Coleman
    TCRoberson, Class of 1970

  2. Brenda & Gordon,
    We were very sorry to hear about Aunt Mabel. We have so many great memories of her and Uncle Thomas and all our family gatherings. She was the last of Mama and Papa Redmons family here on Earth, but now their family is together again with Mama, Papa and Uncle Gordon. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you in this time.
    Dale & Jacque

  3. Brenda,
    We are saddened to hear of Mabel’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our prayers during his time.

    Jean Sherlin
    West Buncombe Ladies Auxiliary

  4. Ms Trouble I will truly miss from the bottom of my heart. Her smile, her laughter would light the night skies. She will always be my trouble. But she in a far better place than we are. Making Jesus smile as she did all of us. My prays are with you all.

  5. Gordon, Brenda and all of the family,

    I was saddened to hear about your Mom’s passing. She always had a smile that would make your day. I have many fond memories of her and the family. She will truly be missed.

    Lots of love to you all,
    Nicki Craig Wiggins

  6. To The Jolly Family
    So sorry to hear about the death of Mrs. Jolly. Our thoughts and
    prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Bruce & Carolyn Redmon

  7. Dear Jolly Family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of Mabel. She always presented herself as a loving and caring person for which I will always remember.

  8. Brenda,
    Sarah and I are sadden to hear about the death of your mother. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If there are anything we can do for you and Harley let us know. God Bless.

  9. Brenda & Gordon and family,

    We would like to offer our condolences on the passing of your Mother. We have many great memories of past times spent with Aunt Mabel and the whole family. She will be missed.

  10. Gordon, Kathy, Brenda and Jolly Family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. Know that I’m thinking of you all.

  11. Harley and Brenda, we are keeping the Shuford family close to our hearts and in our prayers at the Asheville Fire Department. If there is anything you need, or anyway we can help please don’t hesitate to call me. We are here for you brother.

  12. Harley, Just to let you know we are thinking about you and Brenda. We are deeply saddened by your loss and will continue to keep you in our prayers. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow.

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