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Mary Jane (Blalock) Hensley

September 12, 1935 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 85)


Mary Jane Blalock Hensley, age 85, of Weaverville, NC, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Mrs. Hensley was born on September 12, 1935, in Buncombe County, to the late James Theodore Blalock and Viola House Blalock.

Mary Jane was a homemaker and attended Biltmore Holiness Temple. She was a very loving and caring person who was always there for her family. Mary Jane was a real people person and enjoyed getting together with her friends and socializing. She also enjoyed crocheting. Most of all, she loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Edward Hensley.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her partner of 29 years, Michael Roberts of Asheville; a daughter, Carolyn Hensley, of Asheville, NC; a son, Calvin Hensley of Asheville, NC; a brother, Jimmy Blalock of Asheville; three sisters, Jo Ella Rigsby, Joyce McCarson, and her twin, Alice Jean Rice, all of Asheville; ten grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Penland Family Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the chapel at Penland Family Funeral Home in Swannanoa, NC , conducted by Pastor Steve Brockwell. Burial will follow the service at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Arden.

Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Hensley family with arrangements.

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October 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Penland Family Funeral Home
125 South Avenue
Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778

Funeral Service
October 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Penland Family Funeral Home
125 South Avenue
Swannanoa, NC 28778

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