|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1991|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 2010|
Ashlea Alexis Richard, 19, of Welsh, LA, entered into eternal rest in the arms of her Lord on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on July 10, 1991 in Alexandria, LA. She came to trust Jesus Christ as her Savior as a teenager and was a member of The Water's Edge Gathering. She loved caring for and helping all those around her. She graduated from Welsh High School where she Lettered in Band, was a member of the Drama Club, Prostart, and InterAct. Currently she was attending McNeese State University as a Freshman majoring in English. She enjoyed cooking, reading, poetry, journalism, shopping, music, being with all her friends, being the big sister, and most of all going to the movies with her dad. She will forever be remembered as a hero to those lives she saved by donating her organs.
She was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and friend. She will be deeply missed by all, but never forgotten. She awaits in Heaven for her loving family who will cherish her memory: her parents Christopher Richard and Stephanie & Daniel Carson; Nanny/Godfather Miranda & Chad Smith; sisters/brothers Laken Messer-Richard, Michaela Kelley, Tyler Kelley, Christian Carson, Brittany Carson; Great Grandparents M. L. & Julia Rossett; Grandparents Rose & Roland Brossett, Wayne Sr. & Brenda Richard, Jeanne & Louis Darbonne, William & Mary Honshul, David & Lillian Carson; Uncles/Aunts Wayne & Sheila Richard, Burt & Rebecca Richard, David & Hyun Brossett, Krista & Terry Fish, Addie & John Laughery, Raynell Rossett, Joe Honshul, Bryan Honshul; Cousins Zachary Richard, Ryan Richard, Samantha Richard, Lacey Fish, Tristan Fish, Dayna Richard, Cory Guillot, Micha Glasscock, Aidan McRay, Jacob McRay, Noah Laughery, Devin Honshul, Arial Smith, Kyler Smith; Special Friends Haven Granger, Shellie Daniel, and Claire Deshotel. Meeting Ashlea in Heaven is Cousin Cullen Fish.
Pallbearers are Haven Granger, Ryan Richard, Tristan Fish, Zachary Richard, Joe Honshul, Chad Smith, Kourt Deshotel, and Jonathan Fox. Honorary Pallbearers are Lane Deshotel & Devin Honshul.
Memorials can be made to the charity of the donor's choice: The Water's Edge Gathering, Welsh High School Band Department, or LOPA – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency in memory of Ashlea.
Visitation will be Saturday afternoon, October 9, 2010, 12:00-8:00 with a Memorial Service at 6:00, and Visitation Sunday morning, October 10, 2010, 8:00-11:00, Hixson Funeral Home, 412 East South Street, Welsh, LA 70591. Funeral Service will be Sunday, October 10, 2010, 3:00, First Baptist Church of Welsh, 601 North Elm Street, Welsh, LA 70591 with a Graveside Service at 4:00, Oaklawn Cemetery, Beaufort Street, Welsh, LA 70591.
Photo and obit from Hixson Funeral Home.
Jefferson Davis Parish
Created by: Gloria Bello
Record added: Oct 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59766132
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