John L. Ashby Jr.
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Virginia Beach - John L. Ashby Jr. of the 1200 Block of General St. entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 1, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rev. John L. Ashby, Sr. and Thelma L. Staley formerly of Virginia Beach; sister, Darlene Ashby-Smith and son, Anthony Ashby.
Mr. Ashby worked as an LPN and was in the U.S. Army where he served in the Persian Gulf War and also Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He leaves his memory one son, Rev. John L. Ashby, III (Carolyn); a brother, Gerald Ashby; sister, Magen Champion; grandchildren, John Ashby, IV, Hanah Ashby, Shaqunna Johnson and Leah Ashby; aunts, Helen Freeman, Rebecca Brown and Sarah Rankins; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A homegoing celebration will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. in First Baptist Church, West Munden, with Rev. Moats officiating. Burial will take place in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be at Fitchett Funeral Home Friday from 3-7 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.fitchettfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 5, 2013