Nell Winsey

nell winsey

February 27, 1931 ~ July 5, 2024

Born in: Burnsville, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Nellie Grace Higgins Winsey, 93, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2024, at her residence.

A native of Burnsville, NC, Nell was a daughter of the late Vince and Olivia Byrd Higgins. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Mildred Tipton, Ora Lee Tipton, Thelma Goldsmith, Mattie Morrow, and Burgess, Carl, Harold, and Lawrence Higgins.

Mrs. Winsey is survived by her husband, Joe Winsey; daughter, Carolyn Baxley (Steve); sister, Jessie Mae Brown; grandchildren, Anna Baxley (James) and Keith Baxley (Lisa); great-granddaughters, Isla and Ava Baxley; special niece, Pauline Davis; and her nephews, who will also serve as pallbearers.

Her family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. The graveside service will then take place at 3:00 p.m. at Higgins Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, 170 Hawk Branch Rd., Burnsville, NC.


Visitation: July 12, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: July 12, 2024 3:00 pm

Higgins Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
170 Hawk Branch Road
Burnsville, NC 28714

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  1. Our prayers are with each of you during this sad time. Nell was a sweet lady and will be missed. Love and hugs.

  2. Carolyn and Joe,
    My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Ms Nell was an amazing a woman, Joe always called her his precious! Bride.
    May peace be with you and all your family.

    • Steve, Carolyn and family, Our entire family sends their Love and prayers to your family! 🙏♥️

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