Uncle C, Alison, and
Corran: What a beautiful woman, wife, and mother. Aunt Marian was
special-so loving, kind, and always positive. I enjoyed being around
her because of this! I know she will be greatly missed. But I am
thankful she is not suffering any longer. We love you all.
John 14:27-29. 'I am leaving you with a gift: peace of mind and
heart. And the peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world
gives. So don't be troubled or afraid. Remember what I told you: I
am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really love
me, you will be very happy for me, for now I can go to the Father,
who is greater than I am. I have told you these things before they
happen so that when they do, you will believe in me.'
Love, Robyn and Terry
August 01, 2010
May God be with you in this time of sorrow. What wonderful memories
we will all have of Marian.
~ Bob and Amy Burger, Hampton, Virginia
Dear Mr. Ashby, Corran,
and Alison: I am saddened by the news of your loss. I will always
have sweet memories of Mrs. Ashby--as our neighbor, and as a Godly
woman. Please accept my sincere condolences during your time of
sorrow. How wonderful and befitting that your family left you a
Bible scripture (John 14:27-29). No words can bring more comfort
than those of our precious Lord & Savior. God bless each of you &
Love In Christ,
Teresa Liverman Etwaroo (& husband David)
George and Family: I was
so sorry to hear of Marian's passing. May God be with you and your
family always. In Christian Love, Judy Ware Buchanan
~ Judy Buchanan, Newport News, Virginia
Marian Ashby was not
someone you'd easily forget. I knew Marian through my husband's
family, Troy and Jane Wilson. They were members of Second
Presbyterian. Marian was at my wedding shower over 28 years ago, she
and George attended parties at the Wilson's, and I knew her more
personally for about 5 years at Community Bible Study in Newport
News. Marian had a "big laugh" and gave "big bear hugs" and she was
without a doubt always the life of the party. Marian made everyone
feel "welcomed". She also had a "big heart" and a great faith and
love for Jesus. I'm so glad I got to know her. Marian Ashby will be
sorely missed here on earth by her family and friends, but heaven is
now full of her laughter and rejoicing at being in the presence of
"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a
few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share
your master's happiness!" Matt. 25:23
May God comfort your hearts,
Mark & Pam Wilson
~ Pam Wilson, Troutville, Virginia
Alison and family;
Thoughts and prayers are sent your way from Beth and Anne in
Roanoke. We hope you have the time to share stories with each other
about your mother and grandmother. We will be thinking of you. Let
us know if there is anything we can do for you in Roanoke.
~ Beth Vaught Jenkins, Roanoke, Virginia
BLESSINGS TO THE ASHBY
FAMILY MAY GOD'S GRACE AND LOVE GUIDE YOU AS YOU SAY GOODBYE TO
MARIAN. I ONLY WISH I HAD KNOWN HER BETTER SINCE MOVING TO THE
GLEBE. IN HIS LOVE ROBBIE BEASLEY
~ ROBBIE BEASLEY, DALEVILLE, Virginia
Mr. Ashby, Alison &
Corran and family -- I just heard about Mrs. Ashby, and I am so
sorry! She was always smiling and her presence literally lit up a
room! God gave her many talents and she used them all to His glory!
I will never forget her and I pray that God will comfort you all
with the knowledge that she is HOME with HIM. I know my Daddy (CL
Luther) is up there cracking jokes with her now! What a reunion we
will all have one day! I love you... God Bless.
When I think of Mrs.
Ashby, I remember her beautiful smile, warm laughter, and great big
motherly hugs. I also remember a strong woman of God and prayer
warrior. Her constant presence with the youth at Second Presbyterian
helped buoy the faith of us all. Though all of us are saddened by
her loss, on the other side of the veil is tremendous joy at her
homecoming. We will keep all of the Ashby clan in our prayers! -
Lisa Bartlett Ramsey (Winston-Salem, NC)
~ Lisa (Bartlett) Ramsey, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dear George and Family:
I fondly remember Marian as one of those saintly ladies who was
instrumental in leading me to the Lord. She was always kind,
gracious, and compassionate. Her laughter was contagious, and she
would always show kindness, even to those she did not know.
May God continue to comfort you during your time of grieving.
~ Bruce Williams, Bend, Oregon
I certainly remember Mrs. A from the old paper route days. She was
one of my favorite customers with class and a great smile. You are
all in my thoughts and prayers.
~ Dick Michaelian, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Marian always had a smile
and a hug for everyone. She was so loving and her joyous laugh was
infectious. Your family is in my prayers.
~ Jettie Watts, Poquoson, Virginia
Dear Alison, George &
Corran, I know how little words written on a page can mean to you at
such a time, but I still want you to know you are in my thoughts. I
have so many special memories of Marian, and all of you will hold a
very special place in my life with memories that will remain
We were very sad to hear
about Marian. She was a wonderful woman and neighbor - always so
kind and ready to give you a big hug. a wonderful example to a newly
married couple all of those years ago of a what a great wife and
mother looked like. Your family is in our thoughts. tTake care of
~ Chuck and Vicki Covington, Newport News,
August 02, 2010
Marian and I were in the same graduating class of February 1948. I
would only see her on occasion over the years. I worked with her
brother "Monk" at Colonial Stores many years ago. George is a great
guy and my sympathy goes out to him and all the family.
~ Bill Gross, Newport News, Virginia
So sorry to hear of the passing of our dear Marian. We are in Kansas
at another funeral and I'm devastated I won't be there to say
goodbye to her.
My prayers are with you.
~ Linda Waters, Poquoson, Virginia
Corran, Deb and Family:
Jim and I would like to extend to you both and your whole family our
very deepest sympathies!! We know how very difficult this time is
for you...our prayers go with you and our love as you walk this
path... Please know we are here for anything!
Jim, Sharman and boys :)
~ Jim & Sharman Allen
My thoughts and prayers
are with all of the family. I loved visiting Marian while she was in
Roanoke and I will certainly miss her.
Blessings to all as you deal with this loss.
~ Gerald Carter, Roanoke,
Dear Corran, Deborah, and
We know this has been a hard goodbye, but we pray you know God's
peace and mercy during this difficult time.
We love you all. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Sam and Genny Barnett, and Family
~ Sam and Genny Barnett, Yorktown, Virginia
Dear George, Corran and
You know that Marian was "Mama" to all of our generation at 2nd
Church! She 'raised' us on laughter and love, and taught us all to
hold Jesus' hand while we were up at Massanetta. I can still hear
her wonderful laugh, and the genuine look of love in her eyes when
she hugged me. I have such fond memories of her!! Please know that
you are lifted up to our Father in this time of your loss, and that
we love you.
~ Lisa (Furr) and Kevin Wilkins, Newport News, Virginia
Our sympathies are with
all of you. Aunt Marian meant so much to Grammy (Florine) and I know
that Grammy was waiting for her and one of her hugs! You are in my
~ Misty and Ethan Patterson-Faloretti, Roanoke Rapids, North
George, Corran, Allison
I'm so sorry for the passing of Marian.. I have not seen her since
Granddad Monk passed away! I will always remember her smile and
laugh! She always had a big hug for me every time she saw me! My
thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time and always!
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!
When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
and hug your sorrow to you through the years,
But start out bravely with a gallant Smile;
And for My sake and in My name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days.
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer.
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!
Terry Lynn Johnson-Brandt and family
Uncle C, I am very sorry
to hear about Aunt Marian. I always enjoyed her company and she
never failed to make me laugh and smile! My thoughts and prayers are
with you and the family.
Love, Taylor Hilton
~ Taylor Hilton, Midlothian, Virginia
I will always have fond
memories of youth group and Mrs. Ashby from 2nd Presbyterian Church.
Thinking of her makes me smile. I know she is in God's hands. The
world needs more people like her. Much love, Judy Avery Allen
~ Judy Allen, Jacksonville, Florida
Dear Uncle C, I am very
sorry to hear about your loss, and my thoughts and prayers go out to
you and the family! Aunt Marian never failed to bring a smile or
laughter to a room and was always the life of the party.
~ Taylor Hilton, Midlothian, Virginia
Bill and Family,
Mom and I want to say how sorry we are to hear of Marian's passing.
All of you are still like family to us even after Uncle Monk lost my
Aunt Mae. Please accept our thoughts and prayers during this
~ Anne and Becky Crenshaw
Dear Uncle G.C.,
Allison and Corran I can not express to all of you how sad I am on
the passing of Aunt Marian. My memories of her are so great.!! I
loved and will miss her so much. I will miss her laugh and the
sparks in her eyes. She was a wonderful aunt.!!!
Betty Jean Hester Stokes
~ Betty Hester Stokes, Jefferson, Georgia
May your glow shine in heaven like it did on earth.!! I love you and
will miss you.
Betty Jean and Bill Stokes
~ Betty Hester Stokes,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. There is no doubt that
there is another angel in heaven now. I can still remember standing
in her kitchen baking cookies. She was one great lady. Please extend
my condolences to your Dad and Allison.
Becky Solomon Moser
~ Rebecca Moser, Strasburg, Virginia
Our condolences and love
to the entire Ashby family. Corran and Deborah we pray God's
continue strength to you and your precious family during this
difficult time. We love you!
Tony & Teresa Cook & girls, Yorktown, Virginia
~ Teresa Cook, Yorktown, Virginia
We were so sorry to hear of Marion's passing. We will keep you and
your family in our prayers.
~ Russ and Betty Meyers, Jacksonville, Florida