Herschel Ashley

Herschel Evans Ashley

1959 - 2021

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Herschel E. Ashley, 61 years old, departed this life on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his home in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Herschel E. Ashley was born on November 23, 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late Melvin E. Ashley, Sr. and Wanda M. Ashley. Herschel graduated from Copley Square High School in 1978. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He later was employed as a correctional officer at Deer Island. Herschel loved to read and collect comic books and loved music. He had an excellent sense of humor, and liked to make people laugh. Herschel’s infectious smile, accentuated by his dimples, was something everyone noticed in his presence. Herschel was also very considerate to his family and friends. Herschel is survived by his sister, Donna Scott, his brothers Winston Ashley {Andrea), Melvin E. Ashley Jr., Nephew, Jeremy, nieces, Gemma, Lauren and Ashley, great nephews and nieces, cousins, and friends. Herschel was preceded in death by his father, Melvin E. Ashley, Sr., his mother, Wanda M. Ashley, his sister, Electra G. Ashley, his uncles, Ernest N. Ashley, Jr., Louis E. Ashley, and Ivan R. Ashley. DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER Poem by John Paul Moore I’ve never made a fortune and it’s probably too late now. But I don’t worry about that much I am happy anyhow. And as I go along life’s way, I’m reaping better than I sowed. I’m drinking from my saucer because my cup has overflowed. I haven’t got a lot of riches, and sometimes the going’s tough But I’ve got loved ones around me, and that makes me rich enough. I thank God for His blessings, and the riches He’s bestowed I’m drinking from my saucer, because my cup has overflowed. I remember times when things went wrong, my faith wore somewhat thin, But all at once the dark clouds broke, and the sun peeped through again. So God, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I’ve hoed. I’m drinking from my saucer, because my cup has overflowed. If God gives me strength and courage when the way grows steep and rough I’ll not ask for other blessings, I’m already blessed enough. And may I never be too busy, to help others bear their loads; Then I’ll keep drinking from my saucer, because my cup has overflowed.
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Thursday
11
February

Waking Period

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Floyd A Williams Funeral Home
490 COLUMBIA ROAD
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
6174365592
Waking Period Viewing & Visitation Private ~Immediate Family Only~ ***Due to the recent Pandemic this event will be by Invitation Only Max. - 25 People - Ushered by TWOs in rotation - Stay Within Your Vehicles Until Released By A Director.
Thursday
11
February

Celebration of Life and Legacy

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
490 Columbia Road
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
617-436-5592
Funeral Ceremony Private ~Immediate Family Only~ ***Due to the recent Pandemic this event will be by Invitation Only Max. 10 People Seated
Thursday
11
February

Committal Service

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, February 11, 2021
St. Michael's Crematory
500 Canterbury St
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Private Chapel Service Legacy Chapel

Virtual Connection Link…

IN LOVING MEMORY  OF HERSCHEL E. ASHLEY… On behalf of the Ashley family, we would like to invite you to join us in Celebrating a Life & to Reveal a Legacy: ~A Celebration of Life & Legacy for our Beloved ~ a Zoom Virtual Gathering. When: Feb 11, 2021 09:00 Am Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: A Celebration of Life & Legacy for the Late Mr. Herschel Evans Ashley Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86416165646?pwd=dldJRjFISG9IdjRSaUJocXNSSXE0Zz09 Passcode: YOULEGACY Or iPhone one-tap :     US: +13126266799,,86416165646#,,,,*516380965#  or +19292056099,,86416165646#,,,,*516380965# Or Telephone:     Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):         US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 864 1616 5646 Passcode: 516380965     International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kse4bUF3M