James A. ‘Jimmy’ Ashley Jr.

Published 8:45 pm Thursday, August 4, 2011

Funeral services for James A. “Jimmy”Ashley Jr., of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, atRiverwood Family Funeral Services Chapel, with burial in MissionHill Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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    Mr. Ashley, 64, died Aug. 3, 2011, at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter. He was born in Mississippi on April 19, 1947, to James A.and Hazel Earline Britt Ashley.

    He was a dairyman for 28 years and worked for the U.S. PostalService. He was a member of Easthaven Baptist Church.

    He was ordained to the ministry at 18 and was currently active inpursuing a bachelor’s in Theological Studies at Liberty Universityin Lynchburg, Va.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; and a son, William LeeAshley.

    Survivors are his wife, Barbara Bullock Ashley; his son, JamesStephen Ashley; his brother, Larry Gene Ashley; his mother-in-law,Ernestine Bullock Holmes; his sisters-in-law, Rhonda B. Ashley andKaren Ward; a nephew, Jarrad Ashley; nieces, Harmoni Ashley andMelody Ashley; great-niece, Zoey Ashley; aunts and uncles, Bobbyand Frances Britt, Malford and Louise Byrd, Donald, Elsie and JudyAshley; and grandchildren, Alexis Adrianna Ashley and Mason AubreyAshley.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an account atTrustmark National Bank for use in aiding individuals in Christianstudies.

    To express your thoughts to the family, you may visitwww.riverwoodfamily.com and click on his name to leave acomment.