June 6, 1933 ~ May 15, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Fairview ~ Mildred “Mickey” Plemmons Camby, 88, of Fairview, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022.

A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Burder and Sallie Smith Plemmons. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Lee Camby Jr.; siblings Mabel Morgan, Virginia Corn, Harold Plemmons, son in law, John Thomas and her dog, Max.

Mickey was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and enjoyed a very adventurous young life. She was extremely athletic, loved roller skating and was a member of a dance roller skate team. If you were fortunate to have met her or be loved by her, you can consider yourself a lucky person. She was a truly caring, loving and a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. To say that she will be missed by all is an understatement.

Mickey was a devout Christian and her love of God was evident. Her children saw Mickey as one of the most positive and happy individuals that you could ever meet. She was full of joy, had an incredible laugh, always up for anything, and enjoyed going out and having fun. She loved with all of her heart and never met a stranger. She was truly one of a kind and was loved by all who had the pleasure to be around her.

She is survived by her son, Chad Lee Camby (his wife Donna), her daughter, Michelle Simmons (her husband Daniel), seven grandchildren, Nina Camby (her husband Matthew Beaver), John Thomas, Jared Thomas, Madison Simmons, Jared Kay (his wife Sonia), Emily Freck (her husband Billy), and Justin Kay as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 20 at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory. Her family will greet friends from 12:00 until 1:00 PM on Friday in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to either Ecclesia Baptist Church (of which she was a faithful member), PO Box 2365 Fairview, NC 28730 or to the Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville NC 28806.


Graveside Service: May 20, 2022 2:00 pm

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 645-6915

Visitation: May 20, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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


Room: Chapel

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  1. She was a beautiful and caring woman. The lord just needed another angel in heaven. Gob bless her and her family.

  2. I’m thinking of you all. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Mamaw Mickey. I’m so thankful to my dear friend Nina for letting me share such a sweet woman growing up.

  3. Thankful for many childhood memories. She was always so kind to me.
    Prayers for Chad, Michelle and all the family.

  4. Mickey was such a wonderful person, full of love, fun and sass! We will miss her but know she’s home and reunited with Bob. Much love to all.

  5. What a wonderful testament you and the boys are of your wonderful sweet funny beautiful Mom. She always brings a smile to everyone around her and we are all blessed to have been a lil part of her life. Prayers for you dearest friend. You will carry on her legacy of faith as she will always be with you in spirit. 🙏💞✨💐

  6. Mickey was a beautiful and caring woman who always thought of others. She and her family was so good to us growing up. Memories of her will always be with us. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. What a wonderful person and a privilege to know. Mickey has been so kind to my children and family
    and the love she showed to all. I looked forward each Sunday to see her smiling face and hugs. You will be missed by this world but Heaven has truly received an Angel.

  8. Michelle & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss but we also rejoice in the fact that there is another Angel in God’s Choir! Micky was always so kind, loving, and supportive of all those who she loved. We do feel privileged, honored, and truly blessed, to have known Micky and to have had the opportunity to love and enjoy the times we had with her. She had such a gentle spirit that drew people to her and she was always ready to greet you with that contagious smile and hug. May our God continue to watch over all you guys and may we all find comfort in the word and love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Love to all!!

  9. My prayers are with the whole family. I was so sorry to learn of Mickey’s passing. I will always cherish the visits we had together. My sister, Carol, and I really enjoyed our last visit with Mickey. We spent a lot of our time just sitting and talking about old times. We couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable visit. Now Carol and Mickey can visit together in Heaven.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mickey was a wonderful woman and I feel blessed to have known her.

  11. My mom, JoAnn Lehman, and Mickey were church buddies. I always knew when Mom was on the phone with her because she would spend so much time laughing.
    Rest in peace, Mickey.


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