Phylllis L. Cissne

August 15, 1923 - June 16, 2013
Phylllis L. Cissne

Hendersonville, NC

Phyllis Cissne, 89 of Hendersonville, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the J.F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville.

She is the daughter of the late William D. Johnson and Eva Jeanette Figard Johnson. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Bobby Johnson. Phyllis had lived in Hendersonville for over 25 years and attended Fruitland United Methodist Church and Mud Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Robert P. Cissne; four children, Robert E. Cissne and his wife Gerry, Cynthia L. Drumheller, David A. Cissne, and Nancy Bailey and her husband Chuck; eleven grandchildren, Mike Cissne and his wife Cathie, Rachel Carabell and her husband Rob, Brian Cissne, Becky Cissne, Scott Drumheller and his wife Carrie, Peter Drumheller, Matt Drumheller, Nicole Warren and her husband Brad, Ben Bailey and his wife Cassie, Scott Carpenter and his wife Debbie, and Sue Beranek and her husband Tom; nineteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Barb Balasco and her husband Ron; a sister-in-law, Dee Johnson; special nieces and nephews, Ron Balasco, Susan Witt and her husband Jeff, Glen and Kurt Heintz, Sonja Norwood, John Cissne, Jackie Konstanturros, and Paula Johnson; and a special friend, Virginia Welke.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Warren officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


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  • June 19, 2013
    Jean Metcalf says:
    Bob, Cindi and family: My prayers are with you, Phyllis was a special person who brought joy to everyone who knew her she will be missed.

  • June 19, 2013
    DEE & RICK COLLINS says:
    DEAR CISSNE FAMILY, MY HUSBAND RICK AND I WENT TO FRUITLAND CHURCH WITH YOUR MOM AND DAD. SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE. IT WAS A JOY TO SEE HER AT CHURCH. SHE ALWAYS SPOKE TO ME AND MY HUSBAND AND WOULD GIVE ME A HUG. SHE WAS A REAL TREASURE. MAY THE LORD COMFORT YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. WE WILL MISS HER TERRIBLY.

  • June 19, 2013
    Ben, Cassie, Bryce, Charlotte Bailey says:
    Though we cannot be there in person, our hearts are with those there remembering GG. She was a wonderful, tender-hearted, loving grandmother whom we will never forget. With love always, The Baileys

  • June 22, 2013
    Kim Lanning says:
    Mrs. Cissne was a wonderful lady I enjoyed being her hairstylist for many years. Mr Cissne you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • June 22, 2013
    Nancy Bailey, daughter says:
    Mom loved unconditionally. I will miss her. To anyone that wants to send cards to Dad, (Bob Cissne) please send them to him % NCSVNH at Black Mountain, 62 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain, NC. 28711. They had just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, and renewed their vows the week before. Thank you.