May 13, 1911 ~ February 13, 2004

Born in: Haywood Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Rosa Kate Williams, 92, of 200 Tunnel Road, Asheville, died Friday, February 13, 2004, in an Asheville nursing center. Mrs. Williams was born in Haywood County and had lived in Buncombe County for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late William and Rosa Warren Goodson. She was retired after 30 years with the National Cleaners of Haywood Road and was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the Bible Learners Class. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Sue Sereno of Lynchburg, VA; two sons, James Oliver Crompton of Hendersonville and John Richard Crompton of Asheville; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 15, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. L. Wayne Adkisson officiating. Burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Eliada Home for Children, PO Box 16708, Asheville, NC 28816 or to St. Jude Children’s Hopsital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Thank you for leaving memorials to Eliada Homes. Memorial gifts give ‘new life’ to the children and families we help.
    Mrs. Williams was a friend to Eliada for many years. She will be missed.

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  2. Jim, you are in my prayers as you deal with your mother’s death. May God comfort you and Frances as only he can while you trust in his word to receive us unto himself when we have put our faith in him and accepted him as our Lord and Savior. I trust that your precious mother is in God’s loving care.

    Much love,

    Judy

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  3. Sue,James, Richard, and your families we are very sorry for your loss.Please accept Our deepest sympathy . We will keep all of you in our hearts and prayers

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  4. We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. You know our thoughts are with you and all your family. This is a very hard time, we both know. May the Goddess protect you and look over you to help you all through.
    Blessed Be.
    Love you all,
    Joyce and Patrick

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  5. We send you our love and prayer for comfort during your time of grieving over the loss of Kate. She was more than a good friend to my mother, Bert (Mrs. M. M.) Freeman. She was also a good friend and tolerant support to my brother Dennis. In recent years, when we have not lived in Asheville, we still heard from my mother and brother ‘Kate said this,’ or ‘Kate is doing that.’ Along with Richard and the other children, we are beginning to appreciate the narrowing circle that is the result of aging. Let us all celebrate those great parents who lived through and survived the Great Depression and World War II — they are heroes of a very special sort. We bid you peace!
    Don & Ina Freeman, Pensacola, Florida

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