Elizabeth Henderson Michaels

Published 12:23pm Wednesday, January 9, 2013

After moving to Grace Ridge in 2003, she served on the advisory board, the archives committee, the spiritual life committee, and was on the staff of Mountain Views, the residents’ monthly newsletter. Besides genealogy, her hobbies were reading, bridge and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca and husband Major Robert D. Anderson, of Roy, Wash.; Clara Jean (CJ) and husband Frank H. Edwards of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Meghan Leigh Pike of Atlanta, Ga. and Jessica Pike Currin and husband Matt of Raleigh, N.C. She is also survived by close family friends, Bobby and Franda Stephens and their extended family.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Michaels was the last survivor of 17 siblings and half siblings.

The family thanks the staffs of Grace Ridge and Burke Hospice and Palliative Care for their loving care; in addition, we thank the following who gave special care: cousins Shirley McIntyre of Saluda, N.C. and Pat and Randy Rector of Morganton, N.C.; and niece Renee Michaels of Charlotte, N.C.

Services will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, January 12 at 3 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr. officiating, with graveside rites immediately following. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour before the service. The family requests no flowers; memorial contributions may be made to The Burke County Library Foundation (for the purchase of materials for the North Carolina Room) and mailed to The Burke County Library Foundation, Attention: Gale Benfield, North Carolina Room, 204 South King St., Morganton, N.C. 28655 or to First Baptist Church, PO Box 459, Morganton, NC  28680.

Condolences may be made online at www.sossomanfuneralservice.com.

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