Margaret Norton King

margaret king

December 9, 1937 ~ March 21, 2024

Born in: Jackson County, North Carolina
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Margaret Norton King, 86, passed away Thursday, March 21, peacefully at her home in Asheville. Margaret was born in Jackson County to the late Ben and Mildred Norton. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a B.S. in Education. She taught school in Mecklenburg and Buncombe Counties until her first daughter was born. Then she devoted her life to caring and advocating for Stephanie who was born with special needs. She supported The Association for Retarded Citizen (The ARC). Margaret was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Fletcher.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles; two daughters, Stephanie of the home and Sonya of Fletcher; a sister, Betty Bishop (Jack) of Arden, as well as six nephews and four nieces who were very special to her. She has amazing long-time friends which have been a part of her life for many years.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Margaret’s life at a visitation from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 26 at Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian location in Arden.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring her memory by making a donation to The ARC of Buncombe County, PO Box 1365, Asheville, NC 28802; or Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Visitation: March 26, 2024 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Charlie, my heart is saddened to learn of Margaret’s death.

    Your Margaret and your special family have been great friends for many years. Stephanie and Sonya were, and are, such blessings. Your Margaret and my Margaret were connected by a perfect bond. In fact, your Margaret comes to mind each Christmas as artistic decorations we have aquired from her collection help to celebrate the holiday. Such good memories!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Charlie, Sonya, Stephanie and Family. So sorry to hear about the passing of Margaret. She was a kind, loving person who we enjoyed spending time with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our Love. Joe and Wanda

  3. Charlie and family,
    I was so sorry to see that Margaret had passed. She was the epitome of a sweet Southern lady and of a dedicated Christian. May God give you His grace and strength now and in the days to come.

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