Obituary of Lula Hensley Roland
Lula Jeanette Hensley Roland, 101, of Weaverville, NC met her Lord and Savior face to face on Sunday, August 22, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mamie Penix Hensley. An amazing woman, she lived her 101 years full of life, love, and laughter.
She retired from Square D, but continued serving others by babysitting and caregiving. She was also a faithful member of Covenant Church of the Highlands of Weaverville, NC.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carson “JC” Roland; son, James William “Bill” Roland; daughter, Brenda Joyce Higgins (Steve); brothers, Junior, Richard, Pritchard, Ed, and Cecil Hensley; and sisters, Georgia Gaddy and Kathleen Ponder.
She is survived by her sisters, Mary Gosnell and Peggy Franklin; son, Robert “Bob” Roland (Pat) of Asheville, NC; daughter and caregiver Beverly Gregg (Ronnie) of Weaverville, NC; daughter-in-law, Betsy Roland of Rolesville, NC; grandchildren, William Roland and Brad Roland of Rolesville, NC; Teresa Higgins of Weaverville, NC, Ricky Higgins (Tammie) of Richland, MS, Michael Roland of Marion, NC, Matthew Roland (Jody) of Asheville, NC, Misty Roland of Durham, NC, Julia Gregg of Oak Ridge, TN, and Rachel Samsel (Stephen) of Hixson, TN;17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Heart of compassion, a selfless soul
Assisting others was a primary role
A deep well of mercy for the thirsty plea
She always trusted her Savior to meet every need.
Heart of wonder, inspired and awed
She enjoyed all of nature and her time spent with God
Searched His word, it was both light and direction
She found peace for unrest and in storms found protection.
Heart of gold, a true human treasure
Her value, her impact can never be measured
A reflection of Jesus, her family, her life
She was an anchor for loved ones through trouble and strife.
- Julia Gregg
We are especially grateful and thankful for the love, compassion, and care shown by all the staff at Aston Park Health Care Center.
Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday August 28, 2021 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reverends Timmy Burnette and Robert C. Roland will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.
For the safety and protection of all, the family asks that masks be worn when inside the building.
Those who choose, may listen to the service on their car radio by tuning into FM 87.7, while in the parking lot of the funeral home.
Lula loved to serve others, so to honor this, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Covenant Church of the Highlands (http://www.covenanthighlands.org/) or Aston Park Health Care Center (https://astonparkhcc.org/).
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