Asheville - After a valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease, Jennifer Michalove, 51, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Asheville by the side of her loving parents who had watched over her all the days of her life.
The funeral service will take place graveside at Lou Pollock Memorial Cemetery, N. Louisiana Avenue, Asheville 28806 on Sunday, May 9 at 2:30 PM with Rabbi Shaya Susskind of Chabad-Lubavitch of WNC officiating. Please arrive early as parking can be difficult.
The family will observe shiva at their home immediately following services.
Jennifer was born on November 6, 1969 in Asheville, NC to Dr. Paul and Barbara Michalove. She graduated from Asheville High school. Jennifer continued her education and career at AB Tech, Handi Skills, Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab and Open Hearts Arts Center. She was a dedicated Red Cross volunteer for 12 years. She was a confident and gifted performer, singer, dancer and artist. She showcased these skills throughout her life including impromptu harmonica performances on stage at Shindig on the Green and the stage of her sister's wedding. She always had a smile and glow that made people happy to be in her presence.
One of Jennifer's proudest moments came after studying for 6 years to become a Bat Mitzvah at Beth Israel Synagogue. She was quite the local celebrity due to her outgoing, warm and friendly personality. Jennifer was well read and an excellent and prolific writer. She accomplished these and many other milestones due to the unwavering, unmatched and breathtaking dedication and guidance of her loving parents. There is no greater love than what they shared since the day she entered the world.
Her hobbies and passions included music, eating out, traveling, vacationing In Hendersonville with her Aunt Lois and pulling the slots at casinos. She was a devoted Elvis, Princess Diana, Richard Simmons , Kenny Rogers and Ronald Reagan fan.
She appreciated her family and every small blessing in her life. Jennifer always had a compliment ready to bestow upon others. She left a positive impression on all who met her and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
In addition to her parents, Jennifer leaves behind her "favorite" sister Amy Michalove Lewis, brother in law, Bryan and nephew and niece Daniel and Lindsey Lewis of Atlanta, Ga, loving Aunt Lois Michalove of Atlanta and Hendersonville and her adoring cousin Gary Rosenberg of Memphis as well as Aunts and Uncles Natalie Rosenberg, Penny and Larry Lewis, Shelley Pahn, and Phillip Lewis all of Memphis and Lynne Joy and Larry Steinman of St Louis and many other cousins who she loved dearly.
The family would like to thank the amazing founders and staff at Open Hearts Arts Center for their love and compassion as well as her special caregivers and CarePartners Hospice who helped make it possible for her to remain at home.
Jennifer leaves this world a better place.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Open Hearts Arts Center or Chabad -Lubavitch of Western North Carolina.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family and the on-line register is available at GroceFuneralHome.com