Lula Stanford Ashley
September 17, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina - Lula Stanford Ashley (affectionally known as Mia) of Charlotte passed away peacefully Friday, September 17, 2021, at Sharon Towers. Born November 23, 1925, to the late Henry Grier and Pinkie Glenn Stanford. Lula was proud of her deep roots in the Sharon Community and was presented with an honorary lifetime membership to Sharon Presbyterian Church in 1983 where she had faithfully served in many roles. She graduated from Sharon High School and in 1947 from Mercy School of Nursing. Lula enjoyed a long nursing career with Mecklenburg Medical Group.
Lula is survived by her loving and devoted family, daughter, Anne Harris (Skeet), son Stan Ashley (Jan). Grandchildren, Douglas Ernsberger (Angel), Ashley Cooper (Daniel), Elizabeth Ann Ashley and Hannah Moore Ashley. Great grandchildren, Cole and Max Ernsberger and Ford and Lula Cate Cooper and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George Ashley, Sister Margaret Thomas (Dwight), brothers William Stanford (Isabelle), Joe Stanford (Margaret) and Jack Stanford.
A service to celebrate Lula's life will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Sharon Presbyterian Church, officiated by Dr. Rob Blumer and Reverend Ron Nelson. The family will receive friends following the service.
Lula's love for her family and friends was exceeded only by her love for "Our Lord". She will be missed by all that knew her. The family extends a sincere thank you to all who cared for Mia especially the staff of 2AW at "The Tower" as her great grandchildren called it.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sharon Presbyterian Church Ester Brown Choir Fund or to Sharon Towers Residents'Assistance Fund.
Published by Charlotte Observer on Sep. 26, 2021.