February 24, 1906 ~ September 6, 2004

Born in: Cocke Co., TN,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mary Evelyn Henderson, 98, of 1 Blueberry Hill Road, Asheville, died Monday, September 6, 2004, at her home. Mrs. Henderson was born in Cocke County, TN and was a daughter of the late William R. and DeEtta Sexton Shetley. She was married to Elbert C. Henderson who died in 1989 and she was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Pauline Henderson of Asheville, Juanita Shook and her husband Robert of Winston-Salem and Dorothy Davis of Candler; one brother James H. Shetley and his wife Margaret of Candler; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Sexton, Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear that your mother and grandmother has passed.

    There is nothing that I can say that will comfort you at this time. I could only hope that my mother was with the Lord at this time. Heaven is a wonderful place to be if it is all that we read about. I am sure you will see her again! The Bible tells of a glorious place where there is no more pain or suffering. A place where God and Jesus is and that each that goes there will serve God forever. We will be known as we are known here on earth. You will surely see her again some day if you believe that Jesus is your Savior.

    I will be thinking of you in this difficult time and will pray that the Comforter will come to you as you need Him.

    I love each of you and you may call me any time you would like to talk. I may not have the answers you need, but I can lend a shoulder to cry on.

    She lived a long full life. Remember the good times and be greatful for the time you had to share with her.

    God be with you

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