Leonila B. Ashford, 72, entered into eternal rest June 28, 2014.
“Nelly” as she was affectionately known to her family and friends was born May 7, 1942 in Cadiz Negros Occidental, Philippines. She moved to the United States after marrying her beloved husband, OC Ashford. Nelly loved life and lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends. Nelly had a way of bringing a smile and laughter to whom had the privilege of meeting her. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish her memory is: daughter, Christine Ashford; son, Arron Ashford; sister, Connie Stephens and husband Scott and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, OC Ashford; parents, Exequiel and Mercedes; sisters, Angeles, Norma Ann, Ermelinda, Cecelia, Beverlita; and her brother, Rolando.
The family will receive friends from 3:00-6:00 pm, Thursday, July 3, 2014 with a funeral service to follow at 6:00 pm at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the liver or kidney foundations.
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Mom, I miss you so very much already!! I love you so very much . You were an incredible mother. You gave so much of yourself to make sure Arron and I were okay. You taught us so much and had great wisdom on so many things. You always had a way to make everyone you knew laugh. I am going to miss your laughter, joy, your smile! You were such a strong woman, a woman with great perserverance. You are finally home with dad, your sisters, brother but most of all, you, are with the One who gave His life for us all, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! You are no longer in pain! I love you mom!!!!!!
Mom, I love and miss you!!! Thank you for all you did for me and Christine. I will never forget you and will always love you. You are with dad now and with The Lord Jesus Christ.
Arron & Christine,
My family and I express our sincere condolence to you on the loss of your beloved Mother. We know how close you were as a family and we hope that you will cherish the many fond memories that you have of your mother. I saw your mom very briefly, but I saw the immense love that you had for one another and that was very special to me.
God Bless you both, and we will always be here for you if you need us.
William (Bill)Walton and Family
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.
My sincere condolences to you Christine and Aaron in the loss of your Mom. Prayers coming your way and hope you find peace as your Mom is in no more pain in the hands of the Lord. God Bless.
my condolences go out to you, Christina, and your entire family. losing a parent or a loved one leaves such a void in your heart, but with the love and support of your family and friends, that void will soon fill with the loving memories you hold closest to your heart. much love to you!
Christine and Aaron,
I am so sorry for your loss, and so thankful for your faith — it will help you walk through the pain. I remember you speaking often about your mom, Christine, and I know she knew you loved her dearly, as did anyone you spoke to about her. She is at peace now, and I know she prays for peace to fill your and Aaron’s hearts.
Christine: I am so sorry about your mom. I know you loved her dearly and will miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
sorry about your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.RodneyJones
Christine and Aaron,
Words can’t express all that I and my family feels. I was so shaken at the news and I sincerely feel your pain. My tears come down in sadness, but I know your Mom is no longer suffering. Our prayers go out to you both and to Auntie Nelly. Memories of Rhode Island and early years in VA come to my mind. Especially when our Moms would get together, when we were young….Your Mom is with the Lord and your Dad. I will always miss your Mom’s warm and friendly smile. She is a blessing in our lives and I am honored to have known her, You all will always be “familia” to us.
Raquel and “Tito”
Clyde and my Dad “Mike”
Great memories of a wonderful aunt. Love you and will see you soon. I can only imagine how happy you and Granny and all are with our Lord Jesus. Love you Christene and Aaron
Christine and Aaron from the Wilson Family our condolences on your loss,though we cannot attend you are truly on our hearts! As I’ve grown older I have often thought about your family as well as all of the Ashford’s.I recall all of our family reunions and the memories made,your mother Aunt Nellie was a very special person who always brought about lots of smiles and laughter,one especially special memory for me is when she taught me to make egg rolls,I still make them today.(everyone always enjoys them) Your Mom will truly be missed,I celebrate her life with you and can picture the reunion in heaven with all the family,and the homecoming and wedding feast she is celebrating with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Aunt Nelli go rest high upon that mountain,your work here on earth is done.Love and miss you,your nephew Richard.
With Heart Felt Sorrow, I lift my Heart in prayer for your loss….I know you loved your Mother as she loved you both…and tho we know she is with the Lord, we know your Journey has just begun…Know our Prayers and Sincere Sorrow is with you….and Our Arms are wrapped around you both in our Hearts and around all Family Members !
Arron, my heart goes out to you at the passing of your Mom. We thought of you at our games last night. I hope you find some comfort that she’s with your Dad and Aunts and Uncle in heaven.
Christine and Aaron – my sympathies are extended to both of you on the loss of your mother I know you will cherish her memories forever
Arron – praying for you and your family during these days. As I read people’s tributes your Mom sounds like a very special woman. Treasure the memories you hold in your heart and enjoy the stories people will share with you. May God carry you and give you His deep comfort and joy. See you soon.
I will like to express my condolence to Arron and his family for the lost of their Mother. Just being around Arron was like knowing his Mother, and the Great Love he had for her. Your Mom will rest in Peace, of the Great you and your family had for Her!! Amen!!
So sorry for your lose. I know you will your mom immensely. She will be in our thoughts and prayers as well as you and your family. She is with our Lord and Savior in eternal light. Keep your head up my friend.
The Lucia Family