Mavis Audrey Rader

mavis rader

October 2, 1932 ~ November 20, 2022

Born in: Lenoir, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mavis Audrey Denton Rader, 90, of Asheville, NC passed away on November 20, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents; Robert Winfield Denton and Mary Elizabeth Thompson Denton and her loving husband of 57 years, Alvin William Rader, Jr.
She is survived by her children; a son, Robert Rader (Al) and two daughters; Martha Sheppard (John) and Julie Mitchem.
Mavis worked as the Assistant Director of Medical Records for St. Joseph’s Hospital.
She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
A Graveside service will be planned for a later date. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. Mop, I always loved your Mom and Dad as I do You and Yours! May God Comfort You and Keep You Close. I Love You..Susan

  2. Martha, so sorry! My Mom passed away the end of Sept. so I do know how you are hurting! She lived a long life that some never get! Just cherish all the good memories!!

  3. Mom, I will miss you forever, and my days will never ever be the same. Thank you for always being there for me, for all of your goodness , your kindness to others, and your love for everyone. I pray some of that rubbed off on me. It gives me so much comfort now knowing that you are in presence of our Lord and are with Dad and all of your family and your many friends. I will always miss you but I know I will see you again one day. I love you Mom.

  4. I worked with Mavis at St. Joseph’s. She was always the sweetest. I took my then little boys to visit her at her home a couple of times. Glad to know she is reunited in heaven with the love of her life!

  5. Mavis was always a kind and supportive aunt to our family. I can imagine her and (Hadley and Betty–my parents/her brother and sister-in-law) and Nanny sitting on a front porch, slowly rocking, talking, and looking out over all of us kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and extended families. Aunt Mavis stays alive in our stories and memories. We are holding Martha, Julie, Bobby, and their families in the Light.
    With love from Norway, Betsy and Mark

  6. I am sorry to hear of Mavis’s passimg. We were in the Faith Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church for many years. It was a joy to know her and share class activities with her
    during those years. Blessings to your family during this difficult time.
    Loveta Crutchfield Lewis

  7. Julie, I am so sorry! Thinking of you and praying for yours and Martha’s journey through this tough time…love you

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