Nora Ellen Townsend, age 92, of Boone, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock. Born August 10, 1929 in Madison County, she was a daughter of Charlie and Cora Smith Moore. Mrs. Townsend was a member of the Watauga Baptist Church where she loved to sing in the Choir. The love of her life was her family, providing all their needs and tending to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they grew. She enjoyed reading, growing her vegetable gardens, and raising flowers around her home. Mrs. Townsend retired from Shadowline of Boone as a seamstress with 27 years of service.
She is survived by her sons, Charlie Stephen Townsend and wife, Joanna, of Gastonia, Danny Lee Townsend and wife, Cindy, of Blowing Rock; grandson, Eddie Townsend and wife, Amy, and granddaughter, Ellen Shook and husband Glenn, all of Deep Gap; great-grandchildren, Hunter Shook and wife, Rachel, Brahm Townsend and Hayla Shook; brother, Dean Moore and wife, Frances, of Hot Springs and sister, Lettie Barrette of Charlotte, and a daughter-in-law Sabra Townsend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Townsend; sons, Bobby and Michael Randall Townsend; and brothers and sisters, Earl, Clayton, Chad, Dan, Josie, Lucille and Irene.
Funeral services for Nora Ellen Townsend will be conducted Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2020 at 2:30 at the Watauga Baptist Church in Foscoe, officiated by Rev. Tim Bunton and Rev. Zane Tester.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30, prior to services, at the church. Graveside services will follow in the Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Denise Greer, 368 Arvil Greer Road, Vilas, NC 28692.
Her family wishes to extend a special 'Thank You' to the staff at The Foley Center and to Amorem Hospice for their loving care shown to Mrs. Townsend and her family.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Townsend family.