Ashley Carol Hope (Lee) Howard

April 5, 1983 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 40) 40 Years Old
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Ashley Howard Obituary

Ashley Carol Hope Howard was born on April 5, 1983, to her loving parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vertis and Elizabeth Lee, in Columbus, Mississippi.

She confessed her hope in Christ at an early age while attending New Baptist Temple in Columbus, Mississippi, becoming an active member as one of the musicians of the youth choir. Ashley graduated from Columbus High School in 2001 and was a member of the marching band. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies from the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa in 2008 and later graduated with a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of West Alabama in 2014. Ashley was employed with Bessemer City Schools and Fairfield City Schools as a first and third grade teacher from 2015 until 2020. She was later employed with UAB Women’s and Infants Center until December 2023.

Aside from being a devoted and loving mother to her sons, Erikson Jr. and Elijah, and spouse to her husband, Erikson Sr., Ashley’s greatest devotion was to her parents, friends, and The Tower of Prayer Church family under the leadership of Pastor C. Shaemun Webster in Leeds, Alabama.

Ashley passed peacefully at home from her earthly journey into eternal life, Saturday, January 20, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by husband, Erikson Howard, Sr.; two sons, Erikson Howard, Jr., and Elijah Howard; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Vertis and Elizabeth Lee; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William and Janice Howard; sister-in-law, Ms. Jamica Howard; aunts, Jessye Henley Golden of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Joyce McCoy of Columbus, Mississippi, and Mary Ann White of Columbus, Mississippi; three nieces and two nephews; and a host of loving cousins and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Ashley Howard to: 

The Tower of Prayer Church

P.O. Box 1396

Leeds, AL 35094


Memorial Service to be held:

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM


The Tower of Prayer Church

8429 1st Avenue SE, Leeds, Alabama 35094

Pastor C. Shaemun Webster, Officiating

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Memorial Service
January 27, 2024

1:00 PM
The Tower of Prayer Church
8429 1st Avenue SE
Leeds, AL 35094


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