September 10, 1973 ~ February 11, 2021

Born in: Washington, DC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Michelle Colleen Coffey-Carr, 47, of Asheville, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 11, 2021 in her residence.

Born in Washington, DC, she was the wife of the late Wesley Edward Carr, and the daughter of Donna (Herzberg) Anderson and the late Henry Dewey Coffey. She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert & Estie McFee.

A Girl Scout leader, Michelle was creative and excelled in arts, crafts, scrapbooking, and photography. She loved to travel to islands and tropical areas.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by 3 daughters: Bailey Nicole Coffey of Springfield, VA, Rebecca Claire Carr of Asheville, and Colleen Grace Carr of Springfield, VA; a brother, Troy Curtis Coffey and his fiancée Helen Hartzell of Springfield, VA; a sister, Shannon Lynn Coffey of Asheville; Aunt Linda Blanke (Bob); Uncle Dan Herzberg (Paula); her maternal grandparents Maurice and Sarah Herzberg of Arden; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Dr. Thomas Jackson officiating. Inurnment will be private.

Memorial contributions in Michelle’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


Memorial Service: February 19, 2021 1:00 pm

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


Room: Chapel


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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the girls and the family at this difficult time. May you all know that others are holding you close in prayer. May Michelle Rest In Peace.

  2. Michelle was always very kind and full of life. We will miss her. Our hearts go out to all of her closest family and friends. We know there are no words to ease your pain. Rest in peace.

  3. Remembering the good times, days far gone by from when we were just kids. Great memories, much laughter and “an all for one, one for all” friendships in LA (Lower Arden) that we all should have been better at keeping in touch through the years. It’s good to know Michelle went on to have such a beautiful family, I hope each of her girls know friendships like we once did, and embrace those special people into adulthood. Michelle was sure one of a kind, never short on laughter, always with a bit of a twinkle in her eyes, and a song in her soul. Sending warmest condolences to Momma Donna, Shannon, Michelle’s girls and Grandma & Grandpa Herzberg

  4. Michelle I am so sad to hear you passed and am praying for your daughters. Rest In Peace girl. Hope you’ve found Wesley on the other side.

  5. To Donna , Sarah and Maurice . We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter and granddaughter . Sending deepest sympathy and love .
    Chuck and Nancy Jervis

    • Thanks for your message. We had Michelle’s memorial today. She is survived by 3 daughters. Hope you two are doing well . Will call you. Can you believe that Maurice is 90 years old?? He is doing well and doesn’t look that old!!! I am 88 now. Take care and I love you ❤️💕

  6. I will miss you beyond words cousin. We had so many good times growing up. I will always cherish those moments. All of the family, I love all of you and my heart and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Michelle. 💔

  7. So sorry for your loss. But I do want to let you know my heart goes out to you girls. Stay strong hold each other‘s hand and be there for one another I’m sure that’s what mom and dad would want.😇 💕🌹

  8. Donna, Troy and Shannon I’m so sorry about Michelle. Thinking of the you all and the girls and sending my deepest sympathies. Big hugs.

  9. Donna , I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter. I pray God will pour his grace and love over you and your whole family during this devastating time. Love to all

  10. My daughter,Sophia and I were welcomed to Girl Scouts by Michelle. She was always upbeat and cheerful to everyone. She loved teaching the girls in the troop skills, as well as life lessons. We are grateful to have been able to have crossed paths with her. We were sad to hear of her passing. Many prayers to her family. The Girl Scouts will miss you.

  11. qebook pages. Loved texting back & forth, learning about newer GS things. Will miss seeing her. I am positive that God and Juliette were there when Michelle, “a good & noble servant” came home. Your legacy lives on, through each life you touched…….family, friends, & a multitude of Girl Scouts!

    • PART ONE: not sure where beginning of text went…… I have never had a chance to see Michelle in person, or hear her voice. Just on Girl Scout Facebook pages. Her presence there will be missed.
      It is fitting that today I am remembering her, as it is GS Thinking Day! We think of Scouts & Guides all over the world. My best friend’s memorial was just last year today. It is World Thinking Day, & I decided then today would also be “Other- Worldly Thinking Day “. (I believe in Heaven, but wanted to be inclusive for any belief.) She had an impact on us through those FB pages. SEE ABOVE

  12. I was so saddened to hear Michelle had passed. I never met Michelle but got to know her through my girl scout selling page on facebook. She was so compassionate, kind and her uniqueness will be missed. Once a girl scout, always a girl scout. My condolences to her family, friends and sister girl scouts. We have lit a green candle in her honor. Please know that she touched so many because she was a girl scout leader. A drop in the pond that created so many ripples spread far and wide. RIP Green Angel


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