October 29, 1937 ~ September 14, 2020

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

Myrtle Louise Waldrop, 82, passed away September 14, 2020 at home after a long battle of breast cancer.

She is survived by her children, Theresia Hamlin, Rhonda Harris, Kevin Hamlin, Keith (Debbie) Hamlin; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Myrtle worked for years at American Enka where she made many lifetime friends. She loved to have a good time and travel. Never meeting a stranger. She loved the old gospel songs and her house was open to many. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We love you Mom, Mamaw.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Spirit Life Church, 39 Pisgah Methodist Church Road, Candler NC 28715.

Memorials may be made to The Hope Chest for Women, P.O. Box 5294, Asheville, NC 28813.

Special thanks to Dr. Messino and staff at Messino Cancer Center, Renea Hawkins, moms chemo nurse and friend who took special care of her during her illness.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. Myrtle was a force of nature. She was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed. Her and Jeremy are walking hand in hand down the golden streets in Heaven. Rhonda, you and your family are in my continued prayers. I love you and am here if you need anything.

  2. Myrtle, you will be missed. I am honored to have known you..I admired you always looking your best, even when you I am sure felt bad.
    You always kept the faith..You fought a hard battle. You have now made it to eternal life. Praise God!!🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  3. Will miss this dear lady so much ! Loved to hear her laugh & enjoyed her being on “our team” the last three years. Although I am sorry for your loss , and ours I am happy that she is whole again with no pain . We were blessed to have known her . Love , hugs and prayers for those left . May the good memories soothe your hearts. Love , Mary-Ellen

  4. I have known myrtle for many years she was a dear friend and may God be with the family at this trying time RIP MYRTLE AND KNOW YOU WAS LOVED BY ALL WHO KNEW YOU

  5. Theresia and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I am so glad I got to meet her.
    My heart felt prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself and your love ones.

  6. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of sweet Myrtle. Our days working together recently were a blessing. Prayers for comfort and strength during this journey.

  7. we will miss you glad you are not hurting anymore. you are leaving a nice group of children.We wish them comfort at this hard time.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God bless each of you during your difficult days ahead. Our Father is always with us and she is happy with her Savior. Prayers to keep you strong and closer to our Savior!!!


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