Margaret Burnette King

margaret king

November 24, 1949 ~ September 9, 2018

Resided in: Asheville, NC

Margaret Burnette King, 68, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Mission Hospital.

A native of Buncombe Co., Margaret was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Lister Burnette.

Mrs. King worked as a credit representative for GMAC. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, and Beta Sigma Phi.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Spencer King.

Funeral services for Mrs. King will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Karen Doucette and Mr. Clint Gorman officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  1. Margaret was so much a part of the East Asheville community, first in Haw Creek and later at ACR. We went on separate paths after high school but reconnected when I moved back from ATL. She was a devoted daughter and wife. I am sorry for your loss, Gary.

  2. Dear Gary,
    You know how much we will miss her. She was a force to be reckoned with. Love and prayers for you.
    -Carol Young

  3. Gary, my heart is broken right now. Katelin and I both loved Margaret. You both have been part of our lives and family, for the last 19 years. She will be missed by so many people, whose lives she touched. We will keep you in prayers. May God surround you with love, bring you comfort and peace one day with all the beautiful memories you made together! We love you Gary! Catherine Reed

  4. I was so sorry to hear this news. It was great to see her at the reunion. Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all who had the privilege and pleasure to know and love her.

  5. We are so sad for you, Gary. We have some good memories with you and Margaret. Wish we could be there for you. We will be there in spirit. Arnold and Carol

  6. Gary, I am so sorry to read of Margaret’s passing. I remember the time that four of us went to Hilton Head, SC for the Beta Sigma Phi Convention. Margaret was a lot of fun. I pray that God will give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Cherish the memories; these will help you through this difficult time.

    Joyce Elkins Evans

  7. We are so very sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing ….. she is at peace now ….. she truly was an inspiration, never complaining no matter how difficult her health was, always a smile ….. never a harsh word …… she will be deeply missed ….. if you need anything , please let your STREET-TIQUES Family know and we’ll be there …… Norm and Pat Schroeder

  8. Very sad to here about Margaret, I worked with her for many years at GMAC.
    She was always a happy go lucky person. I know you will miss her very much Gary. You have my prayers

  9. Gary, you are in our prayers and will continue to be for a long time. God will help you through this with His caring comfort and peace. No one knows better than you what a brave, fun and lovely lady she was.. She will never be forgotten!

  10. Gary, Margaret was one sweet person when she was a student at ACR. I didn’t get to speak to her at the ’68 class reunion, but she gave me that sweet smile and a wave from across the room. I know she will be missed by you as she will be, by so many friends in her church and other organizations. May God grant you Peace, Grace and Comfort as you face the coming days without her by your side.
    Love in Christ,
    Ethel Jacobson, Librarian at ACR for 35 1/2 years

  11. Dear Gary, so sorry about Margaret. She will be missed, loved her fighting spirit and her love of Haw Creek and Bethesda. We have been friends for many years and our dads grew up together. She had so many friends, and speaks volumes of a life well lived. I know you will miss her and all of us will miss her. May God’s Peace and love help you through this time of sadness.

  12. Gary,
    Jack and I are so very sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. We’re sending love to you during this difficult time.
    Jack & Lauren

  13. Gary, Margaret was one of the first Sorority Sisters that I met when I joined BSP, she taught me many things that I will always remember. We all have had many good times at our sorority outings, whether here or on the road. She had a strong will, a good heart and a love for people. I have missed her attendance the past several years when she couldn’t make area events. I know she was there in spirit as she will continue to be in the future! May God Bless You and His Peace Be With You. Sara & Bo McHone

  14. I went to school with Margaret. She was always so kind to me. I pray God will give you His comfort is this time of loss and sorrow.

  15. I am so thankful that I saw her and met you, Gary, at our HS reunion in June. It was the first time I had seen her since 1967! She was beaming with laughter and smiles. Just the way I have always remembered her. She had such a bubbly personality. God bless and comfort you and your family.
    Peace ☘️

  16. Gary; I am so shocked and sorry to read of this! The Ingle family will have you and the family in our thoughts & prayers.

  17. So many memories of my childhood and beyond involve the love and laughter of my neighbor….. my friend….. my ‘sister’. Although Margaret didn’t have children of her own, at one time or another she was also a surrogate mother to me, my little brother, and even my own son. She and I could sit and talk for hours, or just give each other a hug and a peck in quick passing, but each encounter was always enjoyable and ended with ‘Love you!’ without fail.

    Gary, my heart breaks for you. The bond between the two of you was certainly undeniable. You loved, laughed, bickered, and played like two teenagers, but the friendship you shared was always obvious to all. Whether you knew it or not, the two of you served as a testament to some of us growing up on the hill, that love truly can conquer all! Please know that you are kept close in thought and heavy in prayer. You know where we are….. LOVE YOU!

  18. Gary , Cathy and I are so sorry for your loss. Margaret was a sweet lady and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. Gary, I am so sorry to hear of this. I worked for 8 years with Margaret, she was a great friend. My prayers go out to you, even at this late date.

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