RosaLee Ingle Reeves

rosalee reeves

July 3, 1935 ~ June 27, 2023

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

RosaLee Ingle Reeves, 87, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at Pisgah Manor Healthcare Center.

A native of Buncombe County, RosaLee was the daughter of the late Carvel and Virgie Crawford Ingle. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty seven years, John Tony Reeves and brother, Paul Russell Ingle.

Surviving is her daughter, Toni Buckner and husband Mickey; grandchildren, Michael Buckner (Beth) and Meredith Buckner; and great-grandchildren, Ella and Ava.

Mrs. Reeves retired from Square D and was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. Her life was centered on her church and the love of her family. In a word, RosaLee was giving and her kindness drove all of her pursuits. Her passions included baking- be it butternut, fresh apple, or chocolate on chocolate cake, playing the piano, singing in the church choir, canning countless amounts of green beans, corn, and sauces, and attending every soccer game played by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the past thirty five years.

RosaLee was loving; she made sure those she loved were the center of her world. She was a daughter, a sister, a cherished wife, a loving mother, a best friend, and a sister in Christ. She will be remembered for how she loved; fully and unwaveringly, and she will be missed dearly.

The family wishes to express special appreciation to her lifelong friends and neighbors, David and Carol Livingston, her caregiver, Janice Bailey, special friends, Mickey and Beth Martin, and the staff of Pisgah Manor.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, at Starnes Cove Baptist Church, with Pastors William Moore and Charlie Sams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Starnes Cove Baptist Church Building Fund, 149 Starnes Cove Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.


Visitation: July 1, 2023 10:00 am

Starnes Cove Baptist Church
149 Starnes Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: July 1, 2023 11:00 am

Starnes Cove Baptist Church
149 Starnes Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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


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Memories Timeline


  1. Sweet Lady. Got to know her and Jan at Pusgah Manor. Jan would bring her to visit our Mom and they enjoyed talking. She will be missed by our Mom, Genevieve.

  2. She was greatly loved, and will be greatly missed. Thank you Toni , Janice and your special family for all your loving care. I remember and never will forget All the precious hugs she would give me every time I saw her. I enjoyed taking care of her at Pisgah Manor. God bless you.

  3. Dear Toni, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have known your mom and her family since the 1950’s at Starnes Cove Baptist Church. She was a sweet and generous lady. We always enjoyed our visits with your mom and dad. She will be missed. I have so many recipes of hers and your grandmother Ingle she shared with me over the years. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Wayne & Neil Jordan

  4. Toni and family: RosaLee was a joy to be with, always a kind word and a smile on her face. I taught Sunday school with her for 2 years many years ago and she was so good with the children. I know there was a joyous reunion in Heaven when she joined John and her parents. I pray God will give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  5. Dearest Toni and family. I don’t know the words to convey how much Miss Rosi meant to all of us. To be in her circle of Christian friends was a true blessing. She will be so greatly missed. All of our love and condolences to you.

  6. She and John were such good friends with my mom and dad. Directed my wedding in 1969! Loved being in her home many times. Prayers for you Toni.

  7. Dear Toni and Mickey,

    Alice and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you on the occasion of Rosa Lee’s passing. Our main connection with her was through the Reeves Reunion, where her delightful personality and sense of humor always brightened our day. Her beautiful obituary perfectly recognized her talents, love of family and caring for others. We will keep you and the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness.

  8. Loved her, always seemed so happy! She and John were a lovely Christian couple…sorry for the loss but knowing her future is comforting.

  9. Shirley, and I both want to pass along or condolences to the family. Rosy, you’re with John now, and know how much we will be missing you, just as we have done with John. You both were such a big support. Not only for the church, but for so many that attend there. RIP, Rosy.


  11. Toni, so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Your parents showed such Christian hospitality to my family. I will always cherish the wonderful memories of our life at Starnes cove church

  12. Toni & Family: So sorry to hear of your mother’s death. My thought and prayers are with you and the family.

  13. So sorry to hear this news,she was always so nice to me growing up.I was always around here moms house and Russell’s house growing up,she always called me Hard rock a nickname the Ingle family gave me,she will be missed.

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