I just received the news. My friend...I wish we had stayed in touch over the years. I am in complete shock!!! You, at age 9, were the one who taught me, at age 15, how to play the bass. Had fun times hanging out with you at your home when we were younger. I'm gonna miss you my friend. LOVE YOU ALWAYS ..... Tamikah
Thinking about Ashley's teenage years brings back sweet memories as I watched her grow and morph into this beautiful young lady with a strong yet gently personality – that smile; her determination, her strength, her tenacity to overcome obstacles and her quiet resolve. I think of these things and I smile, my heart soars.
Ashley as an adult – I could not have wished for or asked for a better daughter. Words cannot express the depth of my love/feelings for this adult child of mine. What a wonderful human being she was.
Mommy loves you!
Ashley entered this life at 8:59 p.m. on July 14, 1987. What an amazing introduction to motherhood it was; an absolutely wonderful and magical moment for me.
As a toddler Ashley was beautiful, happy, funny, curious, sweet, and loving – a hugger for sure. An abundance of hair crowned her small head and that smile; yes, that smile and those beautiful eyes that I would get lost in.
As a child Ashley was curious but careful, full of questions but respectful, very loving and kind with the most captivating smile that melted hearts and caused everyone to fall in love with her. Her grandmother referred to her lovingly as an ‘old soul' that was here before.
Ashley was a creative and artistic person. She had such a passion for music and dancing; she attended Spivac Dance Academy where she was able to enjoy, explore and master tap, jazz, and ballet dancing. Ashley later became a fill-in instructor there and was able to share her passion/love for dancing with younger kids.
Ashley, even though you are no longer with us, your spirit and memories will live on through those who are in this physical world. You showed courage and strength during your battle; and I admired you for that. Rest in Peace Ashley
Ashley, I just talked with your mother and I must say that you continue to make us smile and bring us comfort. It's just a testament of how caring, loving, and selfless you are. You were always concerned about others before yourself. What an inspiration you will always be for me. I love you always!