May 27, 1938 ~ August 24, 2008

Born in: Henderson County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Patsy Watkins Penland, 70, of Concord Road, died on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Oaks of Sweeten Creek. She was born in Henderson County and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Bertha Catherine Kilby Watkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby P. Penland and two sisters, Edna Bolt and Margaret Frady and two brothers, Don Watkins and Kelly Watkins. She had worked for CTS Corporation and was a member of Sunnyview Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Sheila Castelo and husband Alejandro of Hendersonville four sons, Daryl Penland and wife Teresa, Bobby Penland and wife Sherri and Randy Penland and wife Margaret all of Asheville; Mark Penland and wife Liz of Kernersville, NC; twenty grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dale Hare of Fletcher and Grace Pittman of Hendersonville. A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM on Wednesday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with Rev. Frank Cantrell officiating. Burial will follow in Penland Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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  1. Dear Children and Grandchildren of our Aunt Pat: Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you in the death of your loved one. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Elizabeth Penland sends her sympany and prayers for you also. All Our Love, The Family of Richard Penland

  2. Just to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.I tried to get out to see Pat every time I came home to visit.She will be deeply missed.Love ,Teresa,Frank,and Megan

  3. grandma, words cant tell how much I miss you! I love you so much and you will always be in my heart! Thank you so much for the necklace you asked dad to give to me! I will charish for always! im not real sure what else to say except I know you are in heaven smilein down on all of us! Hayden and I love you so much and I hope you will watch over him like you took care of me when I was growin up! we love you grandma!

  4. Bobby,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you feel gods love and cherish the memories of your mother.

  5. Randy and family,
    It is with great sadness that we have learned of your loved ones passing. Our heartfelt sympathies are offered at this trying time. May the Lord Bless and Watch over you.

    Jim, Glenda, Cory and Kyle Harmon

  6. Mr. Randy,
    We are so sorry about your mother but know she is much more comfortable now. We will keep her and your entire familly in our prayers.

    Larry, Barbara, Caitlin and Erin Williams

  7. to all of pat’s children, and two sisters, i send my deepest sympathies. i loved pat like a sister instead of a cousin. i will never forget the times my mother and sister and i would come visit them up on the mountain, and pat and dale and i would make playhouses out in the woods with moss as our carpet on our floors. also the times later when we would get around the organ and dale would play and we would sing our hearts out. that was the ‘good ol’e days. love and prayers, cousin betty summey

  8. Randy & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. It is a blessing that your Mother has joined her Heavenly Father and family and has a wonderous peace and love surrounding her. May God also surround you with peace and His grace until you are with her again.
    God’s Blessings to each of you,
    Rhonda, David, & Jordan Puckett

  9. Pat, we love you and will miss you
    very much. Our thoughts and prayers
    are with your children and their
    families and with Dale & Grace and

  10. Yesterday was visitation and you were so pretty in your pink outfit! so many people were there to see you! We all miss you so very much! To all of my family I love yall and we will get through this! She is probley lookin at us right now wishin she could ‘beat our tales’ for greiving so bad! But its hard she was close to everyone of us! and we WILL see her again when god comes to take the rest of us home! God seen somethin in grandma that we never could and he knew she was ready to rest and be happy! Grandma was an AMAZING woman and she will never be forgotten! Everyone just remember, she is no longer suffering in this horrid place we have made as our world, she wont have to see all the violence and hatered that the everyday life has seen, she will be with papaw now and with her lord! Why should we mourn over this we should be happy and thankful for god to see that our grandma,mother,mother in law, cousin, has became ready to head home where she will keep watch over us and hopefully still keep us all in line! Rest in peace grandma and I know ill see you one day in heaven keep watch over us and little hayden in these tuff times! When hayden gets old enough I cant wait to show him all of the pictures of you and him and tell him all the great stories we have, like how you nick named me molly bean, and how you and I ALWAYS had a cup of coffee before we went to bed when I would stay the night and you told me megan thats ganna make you pee in the bed! haha, I will miss that but Im just glad that I had those times with you because now I have something to look back on! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Patsy,
    Words cannot express how sorry I am that i didn’t get to come and see you while you were still with us! I know i probably haven’t seen or been seen by you for well over 20 years but I would like you to know that my mother always held you in the warmest regards! It makes me sad that you are my Birth Grandmother and I never got to meet you as an adult but something tells me that your presence is always near! Until we meet again. God Bless, God Love

  12. Mom you are heavy in my heart today. I love and miss you so very much. I know you and dad are finally at peace and I love the thoughts of that. I love you Mama a bushel and a peck.


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