Mary Belle Marshall Lance

mary belle lance

Mary Belle Marshall Lance, 94, of Asheville, NC went home to be with the Lord on August 1, 2017. She retired from Grove Park Inn and was a member of Biltmore United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by husbands Walter Alan Marshall and Morris Parker Lance.

Surviving family members include daughters Betsy Ramsey of Blairsville, GA, Sue (and Glenn) Whitaker of Stockbridge, GA, and Diane Howard of Raleigh, NC; sons, Larry Marshall of Asheville, NC and Barry (and Rita) Marshall of Ft. Madison, Iowa; 9 grandchildren; and over 20 great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Lance will be held at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Family will receive friends on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Biltmore United Methodist Church, Ministry Fund, 376 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Sue: So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing! We are praying for you and your family.

  2. Dear Betsy,

    I am so very sorry about your Mother. She raised a special daughter and a wonderful friend. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. Much love to you.

  3. Sue, we pray The Lord’s great comfort in this time of loss….’The Eternal God is your Refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting arms…’ Deut. 33:27. Love, Danny and Deborah Berry

  4. Larry, Melody and Brandy, I am so sorry to hear about Belle. She was a wonderful person. I know you’re missing her terribly. You’re all in my prayers. Love in Christ

  5. I was so sorry to hear about Belle’s death. She was an amazing person and everybody loved her. I can’t be there for the visitation, but I will be thinking of you all. Love, Judy Rattler

  6. With sincere sympathy, we are sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your family in this time of sorrow.

  7. Heart felt sympathies to all the family! Your old neighbor from Brookshire Street.
    Jaye Jackson Lytle

  8. Betsy and Larry so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a lovely lady with a great sense of humor. How blessed you are to have so many years with her.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of working with Belle! She was the best at Grove Park!

  10. A very kind and happy lady, she will be missed.. She always had a smile and good things to say, sorry for your loss.

  11. Heartfelt condolences for Belles family, beautiful lady and many fond memories of her kind soul. She would light up every day for me, always telling me Patty this person wants to speak with you & will hold. Loved hearing her voice every day. Peace to all the family. Patty & Doug Carter

  12. I remember Belle so full of life always. She danced right on up into and beyond her senior years. She was honest and always on point with her opinions. Loved this about her.

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