July 30, 1921 – July 24, 2014
July 30, 1921 – July 24, 2014
May 7, 1941 – July 24, 2014
May 28, 1930 – July 23, 2014
January 28, 1989 – July 22, 2014
June 24, 1929 – July 19, 2014
December 8, 1942 – July 19, 2014
Sandra Marie Ashe born December 8th, 1942, to Rosalee Whyms and Thomas Barnes, Jr., was an amazing woman who dedicated her life to serving the Lord at a very early age. Her mother passed when she was an infant so her grandmother, Vera Barnes, raised her in Florida Keys. Sandra loved to go fishing with her aunts and uncles and some of her favorite things to catch and eat were crawfish and conch.
As a child she was a prankster. Some of the stories she shared with her children left loving memories and funny images of what it must have been like for her as a child growing up during the Civil Rights movements where life for so many was unsure while her days were simple and full of joy.
Sandra graduated from high school with honors and a full scholarship to college but chose to marry her high school sweetheart, Richard Jerry Ashe, Sr. Soon after she gave birth to her son Richard, Jr. and it wasn’t long before the girls, Adria, Lynne and Tracy came along.
Sandra, very proud of her children, found her calling in motherhood. Her husband enlisted into the US Air Force and moved their family to various parts of the world, giving them all an international experience. After thirteen years of marriage they divorced and Sandra relocated to San Diego.
Now a single mother Sandra knew that she would have to get a job. She started working at the YWCA while attending electronics school. Upon completion she started working at Data Graphics, which is now Ana-comp. She retired from Ana-comp after fifteen years of service.
Sandra with a love for the Lord and a strong desire to serve and grow in His presence became a member of Greater Life Baptist Church, May of 1975, where she dedicated her life serving others. Sandra took her position as a Deaconess very seriously. She coordinated church functions, volunteered her time and was available whenever needed. She worked on the Prison Ministry, Angle Tree and card ministries as well as a faithful bible school student and church attendant. She loved being around people who shared her love for the Lord.
Surrounded by her children, family and friends while fighting for her life, Sandra came to terms and allowed God’s will to be done. She let her children know that she was ready to transition and begin her journey to heaven. It is with heavy hearts that she was released and her desires met. On July 19th she departed this life to be with the Lord. Her children will always remember their loving mother who raised them with a strong hand, kept them in church and gave them everything they needed to survive in this life. She is survived by her father Thomas Barnes; Aunt Thomasinia Woods;Uncle Calvin L. Barnes(Altamese); Uncle Carl Barnes; sisters, Veronica Barnes, Paulet Poole, Elvera Harper, Donise Peoples, Alexis Barnes; Brothers, Thomas K. Barnes, Anthony Barnes, Kevin Barnes; Children: Richard Ashe, Adria Greenwell, Lynne Ashe and Tracy Ashe-Edwards; Grandchildren; Dontaye’ Colman Craig, Ashley Dominique Watson, Britanya Chane‘ Rodgers, Brandon Dashwan Jones, Walter Lewis Greenwell, III, Bre’aja Ja’nae Edwards, Malcolm Je’von Greenwell, Marcus Dion Wilson, Michael Donovan Wilson, Brittany Juanita Nicole Edwards, Matthew D’ante Wilson, Timothy James Greenwell, Amari Daysha Greenwell, Tajia Ashe, Emmanuel Ashe, Exodus Maduena-Bolton, Breona Howard, daughter-in-law, Tamara Ashe; Son-in-laws, Walter Greenwell and Ron Edwards; and a host of great grandchildren, cousins, uncles and aunties.
October 10, 1986 – July 15, 2014
October 27, 1946 – July 15, 2014
August 3, 1956 – July 14, 2014
January 28, 1933 – July 12, 2014
May 26, 1948 – July 11, 2014
November 10, 1940 – July 10, 2014
Enola Mae Howard-Johnson “Big Girl” was born November 10, 1940 in Carbondale, Illinois to John and Julia Howard. She was a twin with Etrola and they were two of twelve children.
Enola received he education in Carbondale, IL at “Attucks School” before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she completed her education as a “Hair Technician Specialist”.
She attended New Jerusalem Church under the leadership of Pastor Reverend Stewart, where she was a member and piano player, which she loved the most. She enjoyed being with her family and friends. She loved to play bingo and having yard sales on Saturdays.
Enola had a pure concern for others and a heart as big as gold. Her warm spirit and smile will be greatly missed …
On July 10, 2014 Enola was called home to glory after serving her purpose here on earth. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, twin sister Etrola, and all siblings, but one brother and one sister.
She leaves to cherish her memory sister Virginia Anderson of Milwaukee, WI; brother Johnny Howard of Schumburg, IL; god-daughter Chanette Jackson, and a host nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends …
August 9, 1921 – July 9, 2014
Augusts 21, 1915 – July 9, 2014
June 28, 1928 – July 7, 2014
November 15, 1958 – July 1, 2014
February 7, 1921 – June 30, 2014
March 25, 1961 – June 30, 2014
December 1, 1923 – June 30, 2014
October 2, 1948 – June 29, 2014