June 17, 1960 ~ September 7, 2019

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Mills River, NC

Patricia “Trisha” Pressley Warren, of Mills River, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Elizabeth House.

Born June 17, 1960, she was the daughter of Sadie Pressley and of the late Bob Pressley and his late wife, Doris. Trisha was a 1978 graduate of Enka High School and earned her Masters degree in loving people and life.

Trisha is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 40 years, Tony; two daughters, Tonya (Mike) and Tina (Jacob); her two grandsons, who were her pride and joy, Benjamin and Thomas; four brothers, Charley (Alison), Mike (Peggy), Robert (Gina) and Ken (Sonia); nieces and nephews, Tammy, Amy, Shelby, McKenzie, Coleman, Kaleb and all of their beautiful kids; mother and father in law, the late Jane and Norman Warren; sister in law, Regina and her son, Lee; special friends, the late Thelma Jackson, Aunt Helen, Beverly, Angie, Lisa and Vanette and so many more friends and extended family that it’s unbelievable.

Trisha was the best wife, mother and cook in the whole world. She loved to dance, shoot pool, listen to Elvis and Meatloaf, enjoyed yard sales, her whatnots, flowers, going to the lake and watching races. She was very proud of her father’s, brother’s and husband’s racing careers.

At Trisha’s request, her service will be private, but there will be a celebration of life for family and friends at a later date, close to her 60th birthday in June.

In lieu of flowers, her family graciously asks that memorial donations be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.nationalmssociety.org).

Her family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses who helped Trisha, especially the special staff at the Elizabeth House.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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  1. Love and peace to the family.So many memories. Think of them. She made sure there was comfort thinking of them. We will certainly keep those memories alive. Love from all.

  2. I didn’t know you for very long but for the time I got to know you – you lit up a room when you entered – I am grateful for the time I did know you – Sending peace and prayers for the family during this time RIP

  3. Prayers for the entire family during the days ahead. May you be surrounded by God’s peace and comforted by his eternal love.

  4. My sincere condolences to the family. My prayer is that you all are blessed with peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Nancy Robinson

  5. Tricia was such a joy to be around. She was a good friend and we called her our second daughter.

    She is now safe in the arms of God.

  6. You sure were loved by many and you will surely be missed by many. We love you Trish!! Thoughts and prayers go out to you Tony, Tonya, Tina.

  7. Trish you were good at a lot of things and so special to many people. You will be surly missed by all that loved you so much! Prayers go out to your family and especially Tony, Tonya and Tina.

  8. Wow, so much to say- but it’s been summed up already and couldn’t be more true, Trish was nothing but real, nothing but love- always. For her family, her friends… and what warriors she and Tony created in Tonya and Tina. And that girl could and did! Light up a room! I miss her not being on this earth, my heart goes out to her sweet family and to Sadie her dear Mama ~ I am so sorry for your pain, all of you.

  9. You will be missed by so many! You were so special to me (Ricky) and we had so many great times throughout life.You are going to the best place on earth. Prayers to Tony, Tonya, and Tina. We here for you all.

  10. Thinking about all the good times down on the River,,and me and her and Sadie and the times we went to Hickory,to watch her Dad race,,Oh the fun we had,,not to be forgotten.. Good times in the racing circle to be cherished..My prayers go out to the family,may God Keep his arms around each of them and may they cherish the memories of Trisha,as I know they will,they are forever. Remembering your curls and precious smile..Gone but will not be forgotten…….

  11. Sadie, Helen, and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Her grandfather Coleman (CC) was always my friend as was her father, Bob and your entire family growing up as neighbors in West Asheville. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  12. I look at Trisha’s obituary and her beautiful picture a LOT. I can’t believe she’s not here any more. I always cry but I know they are tears of joy and that she is not in pain anymore. Then I think of all the years we were friends and how we raised our kids together for over 27 years. Now they are still best friends after all the years we were all together. I haven’t been able to realize that we’re one person short now. Trisha was wonderful in so many ways and thru her family and memories of her I will never forget her. Condolences to the family every moment of every day. Just remember how much she loved you and give her a little smile. Love to you all!!


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