Lois Adalene Holden Pressley


June 26, 2017

Lois Adalene Holden Pressley, 79, of Rosman, was called to her heavenly home Monday, June 20, 2017.

Born July 4, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Ethel Masters Holden.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved the Lord and her church family, and served selflessly for 37 years as the pastor's wife with her husband, Rev. Ralph Pressley, at Rosman Church of God. She was a Sunday school teacher, choir member, led children's church, was president of the ladies' auxiliary and sang with the church trio. She had a sweet, caring spirit and was a blessing to everyone who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ralph Pressley; son, Daniel Pressley; daughter, Cathy Pressley Brown; great-granddaughter, Gracie Weaver; and brothers, J.B., Harold and Lloyd Holden.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Pressley and wife, Laury, of Brevard, David Pressley, of Holden Beach, N.C., Dale Pressley and wife, Treva, of Brevard, Tim Pressley and wife, Tina, of Rosman and Kenny Pressley and wife, Lisa, of Valdese, N.C .; and son-in-law, Ricky Brown, of Rosman.

She was the beloved grandmother (Nannie) to 11 grandchildren, Stephanie Pressley Weaver (Kyle), Stephen Pressley, Caleb Pressley (Ashley), Adrienne Pressley Honeycutt (Ronnie), Bethany Pressley Beddingfield (Mark), Carrie Brown, Megan Brown Lowe (Caleb), Kristen Brown, Tiesha Pressley, Felicia Pressley and Emma Pressley; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition, she is survived by a sister, Annie Belle Owen and husband, Guy, of Winlock, Wash .; sisters-in-law, Jenna Sue Holden, of Stanley, N.C. and Maggie Holden, of Rosman.

The family received friends from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 24, 2017, in the chapel of Moody-Connolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Caldwell St., in Brevard.

Funeral services followed at noon, officiated by Rev. Michael Pressley and Rev. Dale Pressley.

Graveside services were held at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory (formerly Pisgah Gardens).

Online condolences may be let at http://www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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