March 17, 1960 ~ February 11, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC

Michael Jessie Elliott, 59, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Mission Hospital.

Mr. Elliott served eight years in the U.S. Navy Seabee Battalion; he was the Ingles Corporate Training Director for 30 years and most recently the office manager of J-Car Transmission.

Surviving are his wife, Regina Elliott; daughter, Adrienne Carter and her husband Joseph Kyle Carter, of Fletcher; two sisters, Joy Elliott, of Virginia and Shirlene Maines, of Texas; and his two grandbabies, Emma Marie Carter and Deacon Michael Carter.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020, in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 9045 Beale St. Building 11, Room 118, Bethesda, MD 20889.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family with arrangements.


Memorial Service: February 21, 2020 12:00 am

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Visitation: February 20, 2020 12:00 am - 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. Mike had such a great sense of humor always talking about how he loved his family. He will be missed dearly! Our prayers are with Adrienne and the family. Rest In Peace our friend.

  2. I’ll always remeber the hard time he gave me about this is my space and this is your space in the office at our Grand Openings. Im so sorry for your loss he was a great man

  3. From Ingles to Bowling, to those scrambled wrestling pay-per views back in the 90’s, those are the things I’m going to always miss. Schmuck, that was what you would so lovingly refer to me as when I was giving you a hard time about sports or politics and nobody will call me that the way you did. Mike you will never know how much your friendship meant to my Dad over the years. There’s no telling what kind of havoc you guys are creating up there as we speak. Gina, Adrienne, “Pete” aka Joe, you will never know what you guys have meant to us over the last 30 years. Our Saturday breakfast will never be the same but when the times right we will continue it again as they would want us too. Mom and I are there for you and love you.

  4. So so sad. Mike was such a nice and funny man. Always loved his way of teaching in those trainings when I worked at Ingles here in Forsyth, Ga. Its been years since I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in his class at a yearly corporate training but never have I forgotten the things he taught me about managing a store and more importantly, how to treat people. God bless his family.

  5. Love you Mike, you are missed. Blessings on your family always but especially during this time of loss. We were all touched by your life.

  6. Gosh ….what can I say. I sure wasn’t prepared for this. Gina and Adrienne we can cry on each other’s shoulders but do they know what a double whammy they’ve done? Lol! They just had to find a way to get together to try to figure out what’s going on with Carolina! I can just hear them both saying “ Ladies , you have to be strong!”

    Gina & Adrienne please forgive me if you don’t see me but it’s too soon for me. I will be hugging y’all from here and giving you my love and support .
    2020 sure hasn’t started out well.
    Chris and I have 2 great men to honor & Love the rest of our lives, and you better believe we will . Love to the family.💔

  7. I worked with Mike many years at Ingles office. He was always smiling and happy. He had a great upbeat attitude and loved everyone. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend, and enjoy your reward in Heaven. Prayers for all the family.

  8. Adrienne and Gina, lots of love and prayers for you both along with the rest of the family. For Mike, thanks for always being my friend, making me laugh when times were tough and always having my back. You were an awesome family man and friend! I will miss you my friend as I know your family will as well ♥️


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