Jessie Evanell "Nell" Trivette Thomas celebrated many accomplishments during her 83 years. Most of all she cherished her role as wife, mother, grandmother, and active member of her home community in Zionville. She was a woman of faith and member of Union Baptist Church. She delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and enjoyed actively taking care of her neighbors in the Zionville community.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband Frank, to whom she was married 59 years. They raised two children, Brent Thomas of Asheville, and Brenda Thomas Warren of Zionville. Their most treasured role was as grandparents to Emily Lynn Warren of Durham, NC and PO2 Nathaniel Thomas Warren of Augusta, GA.
Nell was a talented homemaker and enjoyed cooking, baking, and nurturing her family. She was a renowned artist whose handmade rugs are on display in The Museum of Art in Raleigh and The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Nell worked for 14 years as a cashier at the Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant. Nell encountered many people who enriched her life, as she did theirs.
Evanell was the eldest of six children born to Elsie and Judd Trivette of Beach Mountain in Avery County, North Carolina.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to the Alzheimer's Association or charity of the giver's choice.
The family will have a private graveside service at the Union Baptist Cemetery in Zionville. Friends and family are welcome to visit the home of Frank and Evanell in Zionville