Ellen Goulet (Ayers)
Ellen Evette Ayers Goulet, 58, of Rainey Knob Road in Sapphire, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 6, 2018, surrounded by her large and loving family.
She was born February 27, 1960 and was a Transylvania County native and life-long resident. She was the daughter of the late Earl Ayers and surviving mother, Ellen "Rue" Ayers of Quebec.
She was a graduate of Rosman High School and was employed for several years with American Thread Company and ended her employment with Ingles in Cashiers, but she was best known as an excellent cook in her families’ restaurants in the Lake Toxaway area, first The Family Kitchen and then Toxaway Family Restaurant. She loved to cook for family, friends, and her community, and continued to do so long after her restaurant work ended.
Her friends and family considered her the "Bingo Queen" and she helped for years with the monthly bingos at the Quebec Community Center. She also loved the beach, and vacationed many times at Folly Beach near Charleston, S.C. where she could spend hours reading a book and watching the ocean. However, her greatest enjoyment in life came from her sons Will and Daniel and her grandsons Liam and Tytus.
She leaves behind her mother, Rue Ayers; brother Andy Ayers of Quebec; sister Rosetta Ayers Chapman and husband Ronnie of Quebec; sister Rachel Ayers Phillips and husband Gary of Tuckasegee; sister Vickie Ayers of Quebec; brother Rocky Ayers and wife Cindy of Balsam Grove; and sister Nancy Ayers Sweet and husband Tom of Penrose.
Also left behind is son, Will Goulet (Danielle Raines) of Sapphire and son Daniel Goulet and wife Dana, also of Sapphire, who gave Ellen her precious grandsons, Liam and Tytus.
She was a favorite aunt to a large number of nephews and nieces, and great nephews and nieces and was cherished by all her large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins, and her numerous friends.
Ellen's walk with Jesus began in early childhood. She loved attending Oak Grove Baptist Church where she contributed delicious dishes to the Wednesday night meals. She will be greatly missed by her loving church family.
Ellen had a sweet spirit, a generous nature, and touched many lives as she moved through life. She always knew how to smile even in the hard times. No matter how she really felt, she would always say "I'm fine" and now we know she truly is.
Visitation for Ellen will be on Wednesday, May 9th, from noon until 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church on Kim Miller Road in Quebec, with the memorial service following. Pastor Allen Murray will officiate. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Quebec Community Center in care of Norma Shipman Secretary, 180 Flat Creek Valley Road, Lake Toxaway, N.C. 28747. Come dressed in your best beach attire: Hawaiian flowered shirts, shorts, and flip flops.
Moody-Connolly Life Celebrations is caring for the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.