May 28, 1934 ~ June 14, 2022

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

Wilma Gordon Lindsey, 88, died Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

A native of Buncombe County, Wilma was the daughter of the late Richmond Pearson Gordon and Pearl Webb Gordon.

Mrs. Lindsey was born in and spent her life in Asheville. She was a 1952 graduate of Lee Edwards High School and attended Asheville Biltmore College. She began a career at Asheville Federal Savings and Loan (Asheville Savings Bank) in 1958 and retired after 33 years in 1994. She was a life-long member of Calvary Baptist Church, enrolling in the Cradle Roll in 1935. She was a faithful member her entire life attending Sunday School & worship, singing in the choir for decades, serving on numerous committees, and going on several mission trips including one to Alaska in 1995.

She and her family loved to travel and in 1982, Wilma and her late husband of sixty-two years, George W. Lindsey, bought their first motorhome and travel intensified to include cross-continental motor-homing which continued well into retirement to the far corners of the United States and Canada. Other interests included sewing, music, pets, and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are her sons, Timothy W. Lindsey, and Philip T. Lindsey and wife Jennifer Roller Lindsey, and granddaughter, Lauren Anne Lindsey.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful staff of Heather Glen at Ardenwoods, and CarePartners Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lindsey will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Rev. Butch Stillwell officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1498 Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Per the families request, masks will be required.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 531 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.


Visitation: June 17, 2022 1:00 pm

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


Funeral Service: June 17, 2022 2:00 pm

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


Burial: June 17, 2022 3:00 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. Hoping you find peace and comfort through this difficult time. We are always here for you and your family.

  2. Philip and Tim, I’m so sorry for our loss. Loved your mom dearly. Cousins mean a lot when you have no siblings. ❤️🙏

  3. Wilma was such a wonderful person I really enjoyed visiting her at Heather Glen and when she was well our trip to see her best friend, my sister, Barbara Sircey. I pray that the family has comfort in knowing that she is rejoicing in heaven. Much love to the family.

  4. Wilma was my best friend for the past 30 years, I loved her dearly. Knowing she is gone from this earth is painful for me but I am relieved she no longer has to be in pain. What a strong woman she was! Tim and Philip my prayers are with you and your family.

  5. I met sweet Wilma through my cousins wife Barbara Sircey. She was a wonderful and thoughtful person. She surprised me on my 70th birthday party in Virginia Beach. That was so unexpected and her presence made it truly amazing and memorable. She made all events special and better. What a blessing to have met her and had some time with her in my life.

  6. We were saddened to hear of Wilma’s passing. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church and her Sunday School class. She and George were good friends to many. We cherished that friendship. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.


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