September 10, 2021, 53, La Grange –
Michelle Boyette Pelletier found rest in the arms of Jesus on Friday, September 10, 2021. She was born in Lenoir County to Richard Boyette and the late Betty Grant Boyette on August 16, 1968. In addition to her mother, Michelle was preceded in death by her mentor and “second dad”, Cleve Wright, and wife, Ann; and her best friend, Debbie Owens.
Michelle was a wonderful wife and mother. Though she and Jeff met in high school, the two did not reconnect with one another until several years later. A romance blossomed and evolved into a marriage lasting nearly 26 years. Not only did the two raise their family together, they worked side by side in their business, Jeff’s Glass Shop. Michelle was the personality of the business on the phone and in person, and, truth be known, she was the boss-lady.
The strength and comfort she found in her own mother were provided to her children as well. Michelle and Betty were best friends, and Betty set the perfect example of mothering for Michelle to follow. Michelle cared for her children when they were small and continued to cover them in prayer into adulthood. She was always nearby with open arms and a warm smile. When Grant married his wife, Connie, she became more of a daughter than a daughter-in-law. Michelle was a mother, friend, and confidant. She believed strongly in family and traditions and was the glue that held everyone together.
Though Michelle’s children were her pride and joy, the birth of her granddaughter, Adaline, completed her heart. Adaline was her Granny’s “sunshine” and Michelle took every opportunity to sing to her their special song, “You Are My Sunshine.” Though Michelle had not yet met her grandbaby, she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest addition to her family.
A Godly woman who sought her Savior and believed in the power of prayer, Michelle stood as the intercessor for her family and friends. She was a devoted member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was actively involved in her church. The ladies in her Bible Study became more like sisters than friends. Though she has left this life for her heavenly home, Michelle’s friends and family will long share the legacy of her love and life.
A graveside service to honor Michelle’s life will be held at Fairview Cemetery on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. Family will greet friends following the cemetery, as well as other times at the home.
In addition to her father, Michelle is survived by her husband of 26 years, Jeff Pelletier; children, Grant Sanderson and wife, Connie, and Ashleigh Pelletier; granddaughter, Adaline, and her soon-expected sibling; special cousins, Irene Herring and Tammy Lilly; Tendall and Tyler Owens and Robert Thigpen, who were like her own children; and sisters, not by their blood but by the blood of Christ, Ann Ham, Retha Ginn, Janice Parks, and Joy Hill..
In addition to flowers, contributions in Michelle’s memory may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.