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Louella Christine Thompson Pressley

October 4, 1926 — June 27, 2023



Canton – Louella Thompson Pressley, 96, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.


Louella was a native of Haywood County but resided in Buncombe also for a few years.  She was a daughter of the late James William and Eva Louise Singleton Thompson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.O. Pressley, who died in 1996; five sisters; and six brothers.  Louella was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and loved her Lord with all her heart.  Her joy in life was canning and giving away her canned goods and spending time with her family.


She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Hope Pressley of Canton; two sons, Steven Ray Pressley (Pat) of Candler and Allan Reid Pressley (Linda) of Etowah; five grandchildren, Anthony Parker, Tanya Parker, Elizabeth Conner, Cindy Pressley Brooks, and Zachery Pressley; four great-grandchildren, Jerron Parker, Kendall Bethea, Dayshia Parker, and Leah Pressley; eight great-great-grandchildren; and three special nieces, Naomi Stuart, Wanda Rose Gorman, and Ann Riddle.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2023, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Eddie Deitz officiating.  Burial will follow at Ridgeway Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.


The family wishes to express their thankfulness to the staff of Silver Bluff Nursing Home and Haywood Hospice for the care given to their mother and loved one.  They would like to give a special thank you to Pat Pressley for all the love and care shown to Louella.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or to Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Meal Team), 261 Dix Creek Road, Canton, NC  28716.


The care of Mrs. Pressley has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton.
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Saturday, July 1, 2023

12:30 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway, Canton, NC 28716

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

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Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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