February 14, 1921 ~ November 7, 2001

Born in: Yancey Co.,
Resided in: Alexander, NC

Paris Penland Rockett, 80, of 81 Alexander Road, Alexander, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at the Hospice Solace Center.

Mrs. Rockett was born in Yancey County and was a daughter of the late Reggie and Lila Shepherd Penland. She was married to James Calvin Rockett who died in 1995. She was retired from AB Emblem Co. and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Patsy Sluder of Alexander; two sons, Jim Rockett of Candler and Rex Rockett of Florence, TX; three sisters, Dollie Crabtree, Ivory Parham, and Marjorie Robinson of Leicester; two brothers, Grover Penland of Asheville and Bob Penland of Leicester; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Sluder and David Scruggs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Her family will receive friends from 7 - 8:30 pm Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue where Mrs. Rockett will remain until being placed in the chruch 30 minutes prior to the service.

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  1. Paris,
    Pop died wednesday. I know he is with you and nanny! I miss you so much. I am so gald that you are no longer suffering. I will see you again one day, I promise.

  2. Paris was a rare and beautiful person. NO one will ever be able to take her place. She was always there if I needed her. She helped me get through the death of my mother as no one else could.She was very close to her brother Grover, who was my father. He passed away on March 12th. of this year(03). Oh how I wish she was here to help me through this. She was one of a kind. NO matter what life put in her path, she would turn it over to the Lord.Something we all should do more of.She trusted the Lord with all her body and soul.May God richly bless each and everyone of her family. I Love you all. Although it has been almost 15 yrs. since I lost my mother, the pain is still there. I don’t think it will ever go away. I hope God sent Paris to show both my mom and daddy the way home.Both of them loved her so much. Anyone that knew her does love and miss her. Paris, I hope heaven is everything you expected and more. Until I see you again,I Love and miss you.Your loving neice, Joyce Pike

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May GODS grace be abundent in your life. Jimmy + Kenny I appreciate your friendship and our working relationship. I enjoyed the times I got to visit with James and Paris. In the Love of GOD- Raymond.

  4. As one of the nurses @Asheville Urological Assoc.,I came to look forward to seeing ‘Miss.Paris’ as I called her – I am deeply saddened by her passing & my prayers are for each of you.In my memories ,I see her smile , & hear her laugh – I too loved her as a friend . She was a truly lovely lady . I sincerely hope that your memories of the good times will help ease the pain of her passing . If I can do anything to help , please do not hesitate to call on me.

  5. Pat-Wanted to let you know my thoughts are with you before I head to a convention this weekend. Really sorry to hear of your loss and that I can’t attend the service.
    Mary Jo Sparrow

  6. I was blessed to have worked with Paris through Home Health Care (VHP) I extend my deepest sympathy to all the family. Paris always shared with me how special her family was to her. Blessings to each of you during these difficult days, Brenda


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