Helen Mizell (nee Roberts) Ashley was born May 25, 1936 in Jefferson County, Florida. She was the baby daughter of the late Anna Blake Huggins and Sonny Roberts. She departed this life
on January 30,2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ.
Helen was a graduate of Stanton Senior High School, Jacksonville, Florida. After graduation, she moved to New York. She found her passion working for thirty plus years, until retirement, as a nurse at Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Brooklyn, New York. Until illness, she was a faithful member of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Cocoa Ashley, her dog, was always near to share her love.
She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories her husband and friend for sixty years, Willie Joe Ashley, Sr.; three sons: Willie Joe Ashley, Jr., Kevin T. Ashley, Sr., and Kevin T. Ashley, Jr.;
bonus daughter, Carol Dollison; granddaughters: Simone E. Robinson, Wanell M. Robinson, and Sharquana Robertson; four grandsons: Shawn Smith, Terrence S. Harris, Willie Joe Ashley, Ill, and Dorian Harris; great-granddaughters: Ayanna S. Fleming and Nyah Robertson; great-grandsons, Jonathan
Gonzalez and David Swaby Jr.; two sisters: Maggie Bozeman of New York City, NY and Daisy Reese of Cambria Heights, NY; one brother: Cornell Huggins of Orlando, FL; and many nieces,
nephews and cousins in a close knit family circle; and her special friends: Judy Green, Ruth Dollson, and Wanda Robinson.
Love comes and goes like leaves on a tree floating in air; a surface unknown and quiet until disturbed, calmed by a slight wind to a new home. The tree is better with the bent limbs and unknown branches. Autumn is gone. Spring arrives. A bloom of magnificent splendor bursts forth into a wonderful glow of tranquility. The leaves return in season as do love.
Services will be 10-11am Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 150 N. Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08609. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.
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