Wanda Elaine King

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November 19, 1953 ~ September 4, 2022

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

Wanda Elaine King, of Candler, went home to the Lord on Sunday, September 4, 2022 after a long illness. She was 68.

A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, Wanda was a devout Christian whose faith never waivered, even at the end of her Earthly life.

She is predeceased by her parents, Isaac and Geraldine Holcombe and her elder sister, Sharon, who died in early childhood. She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Sam King, their daughter, Kimberly Dawn King, who lives in Candler, and her brother, Richard Holcombe and his wife Stephany, who live in Atlanta.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

The family of Wanda King (Sam King, Kimberly King & Rick Holcombe) will host a celebration of her life from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Fellowship Hall at Rapha House, located at 127 School House Rd, Mills River, NC 28759. The Celebration of Life will be an opportunity for family and friends to share happy, uplifting, or humorous stories of their interactions with Wanda. Guests are encouraged to write down their memories before the event and leave the writings as comfort to the family. Light refreshments will be served.

Guests are encouraged to RSVP to this email address: Family.of.Wanda.King@Gmail.com


Celebration of Life: September 25, 2022 2:00 pm - April 20, 2024 4:30 pm

Rapha House
127 School House Road
Mills River, NC 28715

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  1. Sam and family,

    Our deepest condolences and know that Wanda and Sam will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kim & Sam I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom & Wife was an Amazing person. I Loved her dearly just letting you both know. Sending prayers and thoughts your way.

  3. Kimberly and Sam, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You’ve been in my prayers. May the Lord give you peace during this time.

  4. Sam and Kim, there are no words to comfort you during this time of loss. Wanda was an amazing person who always expressed her love of both of you. She demonstrated her faith in Jesus throughout her life journey.
    I know you both will miss her so much.

  5. Sam, I am so sorry for your loss. Wanda would have really loved the way you always spoke of her. You have been blessed with a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  6. Sam and Kimberly, in times like these, it is hard to find to express our feelings. Wanda was always a dear friend and she will be missed here on the earth. She fought a good fight and kept the faith…as did both of you. You are loved and being prayed for.

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