Sandra Gayle Goldsmith King

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Sandra Gayle Goldsmith King, 71, of Leicester, went to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, June 11, 2018. She was a woman of great faith and is rejoicing in heaven today. A native of Buncombe Co., Sandra was a daughter of the late Connie McGonagle. She was a faithful member of Jones Valley Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Wayne King; son, Tim King; daughter, Kimberly Gosnell (Cameron); grandchildren, Sheletha King, Elizabeth Gosnell, and Grayson Gosnell; brother, Ronnie Goldsmith (Judy); and several nieces and nephews. Sandra was committed to caring for her family. She poured her heart and soul into ensuring everyone she loved had what they needed. She loved spending time outdoors walking and planting flowers. Her warm spirit and kindness was ever present and will be forever missed. Funeral services for Mrs. King will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 at Jones Valley Baptist Church. Pastors Matthew Sams, Tom Dorsey and Garry Rogers will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jones Valley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 107 Big Sandy Mush Rd., Leicester, NC 28748. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Wayne, Tim, and Kimberly- I have such fond memories of your family and my dear aunt Sandra. I so enjoyed the many weekends and weeks spent with you all in the summer. Aunt Sandra was always the kindest person and always wanting the best for her family and extended family. I remember her being such a great VBS teacher and Sunday School teacher. You could always find her with a smile on her face and a word of encouragement. She made such an impression on my life and taught me to keep God first in everything, and for that I am thankful. I love you all.

  2. Wayne, Tim, Kimberly and Cameron….
    No matter how old we are, losing our mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with each of you. You are in our prayers.
    We love you.
    With deepest sympathy,

  3. Kimberly, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a kind, gentle, sweet lady. I enjoyed working with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


  5. Sandra was a great Friend and a Special Lady.Sandra was an example of a Christen Lady she Loved Her Lord.She was a Prayer Warrior with a heart of Gold.Sandra loved her family.She allways had a smile.Sandra will be missed.Gods Blessings to all her Family.

  6. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

  7. Tim, Kim & family, I am deeply sorry this has happened. Sandra was a wonderful, warm lady. She & I got to know each other at Vacation Bible school last summer. Since then we always exchanged warm hugs when ever we saw each other! She was my friend how ever brief it may have been. I have much love & respect for her & you all as well. You will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers. May God give you strength & peace.

  8. Wayne, Tim and Kimberly I am so sorry about Sandra’s Passing. I enjoyed all the years of doing her hair. I looked forward to each time she came I got to know her and loved her dearly. May God give you peace and strength to go on. May God give you Grace in your time of need.

  9. To Sandra’s family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. I became acquainted with Sandra many years ago when her mama was one of my patients at Aston Park HCC. I would see her over the years, usually at Ingles. She was a precious person and so kind-hearted. She took good care of her aunt and uncle as well as her mother. She will be greatly missed but cherish your memories. I lost my mama 2 years ago so I understand your loss. Sandra is in a much better place now and is rid of this old world’s problems. Again all my condolences to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. To the family. ‘Death brings pain that only time can heal,
    No words could ease what we truly feel;
    But with God, her joy is eternally sealed,
    And cherish her memories that death can’t even steal.
    Lift up a smile for she is already in Paradise’

  11. Wayne and family we are so sorry for your loss. Sandra was a wonderful lady. Our deepest sympathy.
    Maxine, Little Larry and Tina

  12. Wayne, Tim & Family,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss, I know that Sandra was a wonderful lady that will be dearly missed. I also know that God will carry you during the next few days & will give you the peace that only he can give.
    Love & Prayers to all
    Dan & Sandra

  13. Wayne and Family. We were so sorry to hear about Sandra. It is big loss, but may you find comfort in your many memories and all she meant to you. You and your family are in our prayers. With deepest sympathy,
    Mae Freeman and Conley & Linda Freeman

  14. Wayne and family so sorry for your loss,you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    God Bless!

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