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Sheila Ashley

May 10, 1967 — January 2, 2024


Sheila Ashley


Sheila Ashley, 56, slipped quietly into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at her home in Lorain, Ohio. She was born on May 10, 1967, in Far Rockaway, New York, the daughter of the late Sarah Ashley and Archie Lewis, Sr. In addition to her parents, Sheila was preceded in death by her son, Stephon Washington; one sister, Sherry Ashley; and two brothers, Tamarcus Lewis and Archie Lewis, Jr., and her beloved family dog London Ashley.

Sheila was raised in Red Fern Housing and attended public schools in Nassau County, Far Rockaway, New York. She graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1986. 

Sheila was employed as a hairstylist, bus driver for SBS Transit, Incorporated, First Student and STNA Home Health Aid until her health began to fail.

Sheila leaves loved ones to cherish her memory: two daughters, Sha’ton Washington of Lorain, Ohio and Renee Kistler of Columbus, Ohio; one granddaughter, Zamiya Washington of Lorain, Ohio; two grandsons, Noah Kistler, and Leighton Ashley of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Keith Ashley of Far Rockaway, New York; three sisters, Sharon Lewis of Bronx, New York, Maureen Lewis of Columbus, Ohio, and Tonja Miller of Lorain, Ohio; four nieces, Oshanna Ashley of Jamaica, New York, Latisha Wright of Dunwoody, Georgia, Ebony Lewis of Dunwoody, Georgia and Latoya Lewis of Columbus, Ohio; five nephews, Darryl Lewis, Leon Lewis and Kevin Lewis, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Tony Miller and Ketren Miller, both of Lorain, Ohio; a host of aunts, uncles, great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Godmother (G-Mom) to Thair of New York, Marquazia, and Martaezia Williams and Jai’Naila and Jai’mir Smith Montelajia all of Lorain, Ohio.

A Private Family Service Will Be Held

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