Alice Deaton

Obituary of Alice Lee Deaton

Alice Lee Deaton, 79 formerly of Morganton, passed away on Friday April 12, 2019. Memorial services celebrating her life will be held 2:00pm Friday April 19, 2019 at the First Baptist Church Chapel of Morganton ( 502 W. Union Street Morganton, NC ) The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Alice was born on January 30, 1940 to the late Paul and Vera Gilbert in Lexington, NC.   She served as a schoolteacher for over 30 years and was an active member of several local service organizations where her kindness was shared with many.  Alice performed with many handbell choirs including First Baptist Church in Morganton and The Grace Notes of Winter Garden, FL.  Alice enjoyed the beauty of flowers, especially peonies and blue iris blooms.  She loved traveling, with Topsail Island, the Caymans and “anywhere that had a beach” being her favorite destinations.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Don Allen Deaton, of McLeansville, NC her daughter, Ande Deaton of Winter Garden, FL, son, Jason Deaton and wife Lucy, and granddaughter, Rumsey Ann Deaton, all of McLeansville, NC.  She was preceded in death by her son Christopher Paul.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care (1721 Enon Road Valdese, NC 28690), or First Baptist Church of Morganton (502 W. Union Street Morganton, NC 28655).

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Memorial Services

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, April 19, 2019
First Baptist Church of Morganton
502 W. Union St.
Morganton, North Carolina, United States
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