Eleanor Wilkerson Ashe

November 2, 1926January 21, 2013

Eleanor Wilkerson Ashe of Greenville, S.C. passed away January 21, 2013 at the age of 86. She was the third of five children born to Samuel Hunt Wilkerson and Irma Hood Wilkerson of Hickory Grove, S.C. She was born at the family's ancestral home on November 2, 1926. Eleanor grew up in Hickory Grove and following high school became a graduate of Hollingsworth Business College in Charlotte, N.C. Upon graduating, she became a public accountant for A & P Tea Company, also located in Charlotte. Following a marriage, she and her family lived briefly in Spartanburg, S. C. before moving to Fayetteville, Tennessee where she worked for Sears Roebuck and Company. After another relocation, that being Greenville, S.C., she was employed by Yeargin Aviation, but finished her accounting career with Evode Tanner Chemical Company. Eleanor was a long time member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Greenville. She served many years as treasurer of her Sunday school class and also treasurer for her community circle group. In addition, she served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels delivering food to those in need. Surviving are her brother Robert Phillip Wilkerson of Blacksburg, S.C, her daughter Robin Ashe (Stephen) Flood and their children Shea, Quinton, Keely, Ian and Colin Flood of Manasquan, N.J., and family members Beverly Ashe Pierce and David Pierce of Charlotte, N.C. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Francis Marion Ashe who recently passed last August; her two sisters, Sara Beth Landreth and Nanola Buckner, along with her brother James Carlisle Wilkerson who was killed in World War II. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 28 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 1pm. Visitation for friends will precede from 12:00 to 1:00. Interment will be held at Hickory Grove S.C. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 7 Shannon Drive, Greenville, S.C 29615. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013

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February 1, 2013

Robin I don't have to say how much I loved your Mom and Dad thinking of you and family Love Jackie

January 28, 2013

On behalf of the co-workers who worked with Eleanor at Evode-Tanner, we send our deepest sympathy. A. Hudson

Steve McGahee

January 27, 2013

We express our sympathy to the family for the death of Eleanor. As backyard neighbors since they moved to Greenville, we miss our frequent fence visits and yard "counseling". We cherish their friendship.
Please let us know if we can be of any assistance at the home. May God give you comfort and strength.

Steve and Jane McGahee 864-268-0310

Luellen Pavluk

January 27, 2013

I am so sorry, but glad she was able to spend her last few months close to you and your kids. She loved you all very much. You were her world and she would have moved heaven and earth to keep you safe and sound. We'll miss them both.
Luellen M. Pavluk

Kirby Ashe

January 27, 2013

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." - Psalm 116:15

Aunt Eleanor was a sweet and dear southern lady. Roy, Robin, Stephen, Shea, Quinton, Keely, Ian, Beverly and David, - She loved you all dearly!

What a joyful reunion in Heaven there will be - Eleanor and "Ashe" together with their beloved Redeemer!

"I am longing to sit on the banks of that river
There's rest for the weary 'neath the evergreen trees
I am longing to look in the face of my savior
And my loved ones who are gone there are waiting for me"