November 2, 1942 ~ September 11, 2020

Born in: Augusta, AR
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Ramona Henderson Melton, 77, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020.

A native of Augusta, AR, Ramona was a daughter of the late Willard and Barbara Charles Henderson. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Cecile Henderson.

Mrs. Melton retired from Van Winkle Law Firm, where she spent more than 36 years as a paralegal. She was also a very talented musician.

She was an active member of Asheville Family Church involved in various forms of ministry, particularly as a youth leader.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Arnold Melton; daughter, Karla Moore and husband Jeff; son, Darrell Melton; sister, Martha Henderson; granddaughter, Mona Grace Melton; grandsons, Michael Moore and wife Lindsey and Matthew Moore and wife Sarah; and great-grandson, Wyatt Moore.

The funeral service for Mrs. Melton will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, at Asheville Family Church. Pastor Rolf Woodard will officiate. Mrs. Melton will lie in repose at the church on Monday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Face coverings will be available at the church. A private interment will take place at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asheville Family Church, 530 New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

Services

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: September 14, 2020 6:00 pm

Asheville Family Church
530 New Leicester Highway
Asheville, NC 28806


For those who wish to pay their respects: September 14, 2020 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Asheville Family Church
530 New Leicester Highway
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. You will truly be missed. Those sweet and encouraging words, I will hold them dear in my heart. Until we meet again, Love you.

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  2. I will remember her always for her kindness. Never did you have to wonder about her Christianity because to see always see on her face and in her heart. You will be missed but never forgotten.

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  3. In the 42 years that I knew this sweet lady She always had an encouraging words to lift your spirits, Always had a Smile regardless what was going on, She Loved the Lord and her Family as well as her church family, She will Truly be Missed by the Dale McCoy Family 💗💗

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  4. My prayers go to the family.Ramona will be deeply missed and she was loved by so many people .She fought the good fight and finished the course. Heaven is much sweeter with her there ,with her beautiful smile.

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  5. We will miss her hugs, kiss on the cheek, her sweet smile, her since of humor, her encouraging words, she made you feel loved anytime she was around, She will Truly be Missed.💗💗

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  6. Heaven is sweeter with you there!! I know there’s rejoicing with your loved ones! Your life was such a treasure to so many! Prayers for your precious family!

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  7. Three words come to mind as contemplate the life of this my friend. Precious, Faithful, and Consistent describe the beautiful lady who will grace the landscape of heaven for eternity. See you soon.

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  8. She is a One -of-a kind person, You could always count on her smile and hug when you came to church and she was the only one that could play the piano for me when I sang, (Touch me again ,Lord) Boy, could she play that piano!! She will be miss, we send our love to the family

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  9. our hearts are so sad that we lost one of our family members she was such an inspiration to both of us we loved her dearly god received a beautiful lady to be his angel good bye until we meet in heaven

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  10. I will love and miss you aunt Mona! Your heart and soul were unmatched…you’d made this world brighter, but now you are shining in Heaven!

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  11. What an amazing lady! She influenced my life as a teenager and has served as a model lady, friend, musician, and Kingdom worker. Loved this woman! Enjoy heaven, sweet friend!

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  12. From the time we met when you were eight and I was nine, you, Marty and I have been the best of friends. You were at my house, or I was at yours. We sang together. We never ever had an argument. Marty, remember when Brother Henderson’s name was called out for Akron, oh at the State Convention. The very first church to be called. That meant you were moving away from me. I let out a yell. Mona finally got me outside so the overseer could continue. I cried all the way home. Ramona and Marty has been such a wonderful influence in my life. I love, love, love you.

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  13. What a precious lady. She had the most encouraging words and the warmest smile. She was an inspiration to me. Arnold, Karla and Jeff, Darrell, Aunt Marty and the rest of the family: I pray that God will give you strength and comfort. Ramona is up in heaven with Papa Henderson, her mom and sister. Heaven gained a wonderful angel!

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  14. Sometimes a special Christian comes into your life, Remona was one of those people. We were blessed to have known her. Now she is in the presence of her Lord.

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  15. You were loved and will be missed by all aunt Mona. All my life when I looked at you I saw Christ.Your kindness, joy,compassion, flowing through you from God. Earth’s great loss and heavens gain. Praying for you Arnold, Karla, Darrell, Marty and family. Love you all and sending tight hugs and prayers

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  16. I had the good fortune of getting to know Ramona through our work together at the Van Winkle Law Firm. I will remember with fondness the kindness that Ramona shared with everyone she came in contact with. You just felt better after spending time with Ramona. She will be missed.

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  17. My heart goes out to Ramona’s family. I worked with Ramona at Van Winkle Lw Firm for 18 years. She was warm, kind, loving and always had a smile for everyone. She will be sorely missed!

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  18. So many memories. So many laughs. We will never forget our special friend. Ramona always has a word of encouragement and knew exactly what to say. We are for this precious Family now and I. The days to come.

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  19. Ramona was a very special lady. She always had a smile and a word of encouragement for everyone. It was our privilege to serve as her pastor for 11 years. Our thoughts and prayers are will the family.

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  20. Prayers for all of Ramona’s family. Brother Henderson, her father, was our Pastor in the mid-70’s at the Erwin Church of God of Prophecy and we got to know Ramona and her family at this time. She was a very special Christian lady. I know she will be missed by all of her family.

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  21. When I think of Ramona there are countless fond memories but her unconditional love will be missed the most….
    My love and prayers are with each family member

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  22. Arnold, Marty, Karla, Darrell, & family I was saddened to hear of your loss. Ramona was a sweet person and I remember her playing the piano at our wedding. She was a talented musician. I pray that God will give each of you strength in the days ahead as you lean upon him. We love y’all.
    Garreth, Kimberly, & Sarah Edmonds

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  23. I worked with Ramona for three years at Van Winkle and she was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  24. Michael and I are so broken-hearted to learn of Sis. Ramona’s passing. She was such a delight on the path of our lives! We know she is enjoying every eternal breath and sight as she walks with her Savior and loved ones she has been reunited with. Glory to His Name Sis Ramona…Glory to His Name!

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  25. I will miss Ramona. She encouraged me and let me play the organ with her for offering on sunday nights. She was such sweet lady. Karla and Arnold and Darrell and Marty Iam praying for you. God bless your family.

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  26. Dear Arnold & Family,
    Boyce and I were sad to learn of Ramona’s death. While I didn’t know her well, I remember her as someone who always had a smile for us when we were together. Reading the other tributes, I wish I had known her better. We pray for God to provide comfort as you grieve.

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  27. Prayers for all the family during this time of your great loss. It is not easy to lose a loved one but our God will supply every need. I have been praying for each of you for sometime now. Sister Marty is a dear friend and she has kept me posted on Sister Ramona’s condition. I pray our loving Savior wraps His loving arms around each of you and give you that special peace and comfort that comes only from Him.

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