1998 ~ 2022
Date of Death: May 8, 2022
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Crawford family. Ashley’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Ms. Ashley Crawford.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Ashley Claiborne Crawford was born May 28, 1998 to Minister Martin and Maxine Crawford in Memphis, Tennessee. She professed her belief in Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and joined Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Donald Johnson in Memphis, Tennessee. As the family moved due to job transfers, her family joined other churches: St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Dobson, Senior Pastor in Eldorad, Arkansas, First Northeastern Baptist Church, Pastor Masolwa, Senior Pastor in Columbia, South Carolina. Eight years ago the family moved to Conway and joined Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Bennie L. Jackson, Pastor where she remained a member until her name was called on May 8th, 2022 and she answered. She transitioned and is now at home with our Lord. While attending Salem, she sang in the choir and participated in various church activities such as VBS and the drama department.
Ashley graduated from Conway High School in 2016. She furthered her education by receiving training in the medical field. Ashley was employed at Baptist Health Center for Clinical Research as a Phlebotomist. There along with everywhere she traveled or worked, her humble, loving, and pleasant personality became contagious to everyone she meet.
Simple pleasures in life brought great joy to Ashley. She enjoyed cheerleading, singing, traveling, and humbly helping others. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with family on fishing trips, Disney trips, movie nights, potluck fellowship, or just relaxing and laughing together.
Ashley is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Larry Crawford.
Ashley leaves to cherish her loving memory, parents, Minister Martin and Maxine Crawford; siblings, Amber, Angel, Abigail, Andrea, Alyson, Martin Crawford, Jr. all of Conway, Arkansas; maternal grandparents, Lem and Betty Hardman; paternal grandmother, Kathleen “Nana” Crawford; nine aunts; nine uncles; one of the loves of her life, her dog, Coco and a host of cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Walk through visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 4949 Prince St., Conway, Arkansas.
Celebration of life service will be held Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:30pm at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 4949 Prince St., Conway, Arkansas.
Pastor Bennie Jackson | Pastor | Officiating | Eulogist
Committal service and final resting place will be held at Salem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Conway, Arkansas.