• WELCOME TO BLACK MOUNTAIN HOME – Begun in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, we serve youth from birth through college graduation and beyond through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.




We are humbled and honored when families choose Black Mountain Home for Children as the suggested recipient of their loved one’s memorials.

To make a memorial gift, simply include the deceased person’s name and the name and address of the person you would like notified in the form below. We will let them know of your kindness.

Your support means the world to the AT-PROMISE children entrusted to our care.  From newborns who have been exposed to drugs before birth to older youth who need a home and family after the age of 18 – THANK YOU for helping our children experience FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE!


Honorariums and memorials can be made by using the form below. Thank you for supporting our kids.

Recent memorials include:

Buckner, Daisy York, Fairview, NC (July 23, 2021), preceded in death by her husband, Arnold G. Buckner, Sr..

Coxen, Barbara A. Julius, York, PA (April 23, 2022), wife of the late Dwight R. Chamberlain and the late Jacob E. Coxen.

Crook, Jonathan Lynn, Asheville, NC (Jan. 22, 2022), son of Elsie Westberry Crook and the late Dr. Lynn Crook.

Dunlop, Charles Smith, Jr., Asheville, NC (Jan. 7, 2022), husband of Melody Esther Dunlop.

Engelson, Marie Everett, Brevard, NC (Nov. 25, 2021), wife of the late Bill Engelson.

Foster, Carolyn Loretta, Candler, NC (Feb. 1, 2022), wife of the late Ray “Clifford” Foster. Clifford grew up at BMH.

Frazier, Timothy Kyle, Fairview, NC (Sept. 16, 2021), father of Jake and Finley Frazier.

Gettys, Forrest “Cliff”, Hendersonville, NC (Aug. 17, 2021), preceded in death by his wife, Millie Inez Hunt Gettys.

Holman, Lynn, Black Mountain, NC and Charleston, SC (July 9, 2021), former BMH House Parent.

Jarman, Ronald Mark, Mills River, NC (Jan. 19, 2022), son of Ron and Maxine Jarman and stepfather of Sabrina Hatfield.

Keener, Lisa Lynn Shearon, Candler, NC (October 2, 2021), wife of Gary Keener.

Lunsford, Carol Ann Bolick, East Flat Rock, NC (October 12, 2021), preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lunsford.

Mildenberg, Jon Terence, Fletcher, NC (Aug. 29, 2021), husband of Dorothy K. Mildenberg.

Owings, Carol Louise, Sylva, NC (Dec. 2, 2021), preceded in death by her husband, Herbert H. Owings.

Painter, Betty Jo, Sylva, NC (Oct. 3, 2021), preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Painter.

Robinson, Lyle Jason “Jay,” Candler, NC (Sept. 21, 2021), fiance of Karen Griffin and former resident of BMH.

Skillman, Fonnie Berlene Southerland, Black Mountain, NC and Charleston, SC (July 9, 2021), former BMH House Parent.

Teters, Martha Pate, Black Mountain, NC (March 6, 2022), wife of Joseph “Ed” Teters. 

Tuttle, Duane Keith, Arden, NC (Nov. 27, 2021), wife of Nancy Nonar Tuttle. 

Ward, Lula Osteen, Black Mountain, NC (Jan. 11, 2022), wife of the late Jack William “Banny” Ward.

Weeter, Judith “Judi” Gene Geiser, Hendersonville, NC (July 27, 2021), mother of Robin, Shaun, and Bryan Weeter. 

Wilburn, John Stevens, Asheville, NC (May 25, 2022), wife of Rebecca “Becky” Wilburn. 


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